Activated Carbon Filters

Among the commonly used industrial adsorbents, the most important of the adsorbents used to control environmental pollution is an activated carbon filter with high porosity. Commercially activated carbons are obtained by activating carbons obtained from wood, peat, lignite, coal, charcoal, bone, coconut shell, rice husk, nutshell and oil products through various processes.

Activated carbon is a general term used to describe the family of carbonaceous adsorbents with its large crystal form and very large internal pore structure. Activated carbons are useful products that are harmless to human health and have very high porosity and inner surface area. Activated carbons can attract molecules and ions in the solution to their inner surfaces through their pores, and therefore they are called adsorbents.

The surface of the carbon particle attracts gas, liquid and solid substances and forms a thin film layer on the surface, that is, adsorbs it. There are two main reasons why activated carbon is preferred as an adsorbent. These are;

  • It has an attractive surface to attract certain substances,
  • It has a large surface to hold large amounts of material.

Another parameter that is effective in removing pollution is the pore size. Determining the pore size is a very useful method for understanding the properties of carbon. The pores can be cylindrical or conical.

Activated Carbon Filter

Types of Activated Carbon Filters

  • Powdered activated carbons,
  • Granulated activated carbons,
  • Activated carbons in pellet form

As a result of the chemical activation of carbon, powdered activated carbons are obtained. These carbons are the most used activated carbons in Cleaning cleaning processes today. Granulated products and pellets made by gas activation are mostly used in the purification of gases. However, it is stated that granulated activated carbons also give very good results in wastewater treatment systems. Granulated and powdered activated carbons give excellent results in the removal of organic and inorganic substances.

These activated carbons have also been used for years to clean biologically treated wastewater and wastewater containing industrial wastes of organic origin.

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