Activated carbon is a porous material that removes organic compounds from liquids and gases by a method referred to as “adsorption”. In surface assimilation, organic molecules contained in a very liquid or gas area unit attracted and sure to the surface of the pores of the activated charcoal because the liquid or gas is felt.
During surface assimilation, liquids or gases experience a bed or layer of extremely porous material referred to as adsorbent. The compound to be removed, termed as adsorbate, diffuse to the surface of the adsorbent and area unit maintained thanks to weak enticing forces. Surface assimilation happens on the interior surfaces of the materials.
The primary staple employed in the assembly of our activated carbons is soft coal that’s crushed, processed in temperature bakers followed by high temperature furnaces. This heating method is activation, it develops the pore structure of the carbon. Through
the changes within the activation method, pores of desired size for a particular purification application area unit developed.
Applications of Activated Carbon – UCI Carbons
UCI grades are used in concurrence with bleaching earth in oil refining.