Lets start by the beginning. What is activated charcoal? Okay, it's coal, but is that activated? Why is coal used to filter water? What are the properties that make it so special? We will answer all these questions.
First, activated charcoal or activated coal is a plant compound that is capable of absorbing chemical, gaseous, metallic, organic compounds, etc., which detoxifies very effectively. Its oldest use is recorded in 1550 years before Christ. Its ability to absorb all these elements is based on its own microscopic structure and how the surface of said activated carbon is formed. Activated carbon is a highly porous compound, with many holes, cracks and nooks and crannies, but if we zoom in further we will see that the surface is rather filled with micropores the size of nanometers. These pores are responsible for this very high adsorption capacity.
Activated carbon is not only used for water filtering, but also for disinfection and sanitation. Activated charcoal can be used in capsules or powders in the form of therapeutic poultices. The recommended dose is 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal powder in 1 glass of water, or 4 capsules mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
How carbon is activated
Coal is activated from different processes, where the most common are thermal or chemical. The thermal processes consist in causing a partial oxidation of the coal, to obtain that the pores form, but avoiding that it is gasified and more carbon is lost of the necessary one. This happens at temperatures between 600 and 1100 ° C.
Activating coal is simply the process in which we make the material porous to expand its adsorption capacity. It increases between 12 and 20 times its surface and therefore its absorption power.
The activated carbon of our filters
All our distillers have a carbon filter to reinforce the water quality and add even more advantages. Its use is not essential, since distilled water is suitable for consumption, but its habitual use is highly recommended to make the most of the benefits of this organic mineral and avoid possible toxins that have evaporated along with water. We recommend changing the filters every 3 or 4 months depending on the frequency of use of the distiller.
Discover how ours works
Due to its absorbent and purifying properties, active carbon has an innumerable number of uses. Here we highlight some of the most common in which this wonderful ally for health is used:
1. NATURAL ANTIDOTE
2. PURIFY WATER AND AIR
3. SOOTHES GAS AND STOMACH SWELLING
4. DIGESTIVE DETOXIFICATION
5. WHITENING DENTAL
6. CLEANS AND CLEANSES SKIN
7. AVOID AGING
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