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1 What is Activated Carbon?
Activated carbon is a crude form of graphite having a very high porous structure and high surface area.
2 How is Activated Carbon generally produced?
Any material having high carbon content can be activated. For eg; coconut shell, coal wood, nut kernels etc.
3 What are the agents generally used for Activation Process?
Steam, carbon dioxide or Chemicals are normally used as agents for activation process.
4 What is the best Raw Material for manufacture of high grade Activated Carbon?
Coconut shell charcoal based Activated carbon is the universally accepted best Activated Carbon.
5 Which manufacturing method is environmental friendly and pollution free process?
  Steam Activated Carbon is the most economical and environmental friendly process.
Why is Coconut shell charcoal based steam Activated Carbon considered the best carbon?
Very high hardness, Microporosity, high Density, high Surface area, low ash content and possibility of regeneration of spend carbon makes coconut shell charcoal based Activated Carbon the most preferred Activated Carbon.
7 Why is steam Activated Carbon considered eco friendly and pollution free?
The manufacturing process of steam Activated Carbon is a zero effluent discharge process with no addition of solid or liquid chemicals.
8 How does Activated Carbon function as a purifying agent in treatment of Air and Water?
The highly porous structure of Activated Carbon facilitates removal of impurities in the medium.
What is the major distinguishing character of shell charcoal activated Carbon when compared to other adsorbents?
The phenomena of adsorption of impurities by Activated Carbon is reversible and thus the removed impurities can be isolated and separated without causing any chemical reaction.
10 List out some General applications where Activated Carbon is used?
  Potable and effluent water treatment
Sewage water treatment
Swimming pools
Brewery and soft drinks
Decolourisation of sugar and sweeteners
Purification of vegetable oil and fats
Decaffeination of coffee
Manufacture of Tablets and Capsules for gastro-intestinal conditions
Blood purification and cleaning
Removal of organic impurities
Dechlorination process
In manufacture of Antibiotics, Vitamins and Steroids
Removal of H2S,SO2, N2O,and other poisonous gases.
In compressed air purification
Cigarette, filters, gas separation
Gas line vapour recovery in gas filling installations
Film and Photographic industry
Air conditioning systems
Mercury vapour adsorption
Gas masks
Nuclear application
Control of Exhaust emission from vehicles
Process gas purification