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Activated Carbon and Water Filters

Activated Carbon and Water Filters

Getting rid of Organic Solutes There are two mechanisms by which activated carbon removes contaminants from water.  The first one is called adsorption, which is not to be confused with absorption.  The second one is called catalytic reduction. Adsorption vs Absorption Since the spelling is very similar people often confuse these two terms.  When you clean up some spilled water with a paper towel, the moisture is absorbed, and travels inside the actual structure of the paper fibers.  That doesn’t happen with activated carbon. Activated carbon uses adsorption, a principle which is much more like flypaper because unwanted chemicals stick...

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