What is Activated Carbon?
Activated carbon has an incredibly large surface area , and a network of submicroscopic pores where adsorption takes place. Activated carbon is a material that is produced from high carbon content source materials, such as coal, coconuts, nutshells, peat, wood, and lignite. The carbon-based material is converted to activated carbon through physical modification and thermal decomposition in a furnace, under a controlled atmosphere and temperature. The finished product has a large surface area per unit volume and a network of submicroscopic pores that absorb a wide range of particles before they enter your homes water supply.