Activated Carbon Manufacturing Process for Filtration
People often think that charcoal and activated carbon charcoal are the same. In fact, there are several differences between both of them. Ordinary charcoal is formed through the carbonization process of wood which will eventually produce carbon substance while, the charcoal will go through a very high installation process, where the small pores in the charcoal will open and turn into an adsorbent.
As activated carbon charcoal is useful for absorbing various toxic liquids, gases, unpleasant odors to water purification, here are the activated carbon charcoal processing processes:
The carbonization process is a process carried out by heating raw materials to be made into charcoal with a minimum temperature.
Milling Process (Crushing)
After passing through the heating process, the raw material will then be directed to the refining process. This process will be converted activated carbon into powder, granular, and other shape.
In general, there are two methods for the activation process, both using the chemical activation process and the physical activation process. The chemical activation process usually uses several chemicals as a mixture to break each carbon chain from each organic compound present while the physical activation process can use the help of heat, steam so that CO2 can also break the carbon chain.
Today, activated carbon is mainly utilized in the removal of various organic and inorganic species from groundwater, surface water, and wastewater.