Activated carbon history's use to remove taste and odor has been proven for several years.
Activated carbon has been used to treat water for more than 2,000 years. It was produced commercially in Holland at the beginning of the 20th century and used to de-colorize sugar and distilled spirits. From 1930 it was used for water treatment to remove taste and odour. As a consequence of WW1, granulated activated carbon (gac) was developed for gas masks and subsequently used for solvent recovery and air purification.
The unique thermal activation process used in manufacturing activated carbon produces a very large surface area, E.g., 1 gram = > 1000 m².
The carbon surface is non-polar, resulting in an affinity for non-polar adsorbates such as volatile organic contaminates that can remain in the water after the distillation phase. Adsorption is a surface phenomenon in which adsorbates are attracted to and held onto the pore surface of the carbon by Van der Waal’s forces.
Note: Activated carbon water filters are effective at removing chlorine, sediment, and volatile organic compounds from water, but their performance may be compromised at temperatures below or very close to freezing.
What is distilled water?
Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is one type of purified water.
Proven to be ideally suited to filter odors, tastes, and contaminants from water, activated carbon is a form of carbon that has been processed to increase the porosity of the individual carbon granules giving a larger surface area available for adsorption.
This is an important factor in the adsorption of contaminants as it provides a much better environment for the assimilation of dissolved matter.
This is effective at removing harmful volatile organic compounds VOC, one example being chlorine which is often used to treat tap water.
The Activated Carbon Filters are fit for those Water Distillers. When added to the finished distilled product creates the best-tasting and purest water.
Weight: approx. 6.75g/pack
20 x Activated Carbon Sachets for Water Distillers