Benefits of activated carbon as an air purifier.

What is activated carbon?

Activated carbon is a carbon-based material that has a large capacity of absorption. This is generally used for purification of liquid and gases in granular and powdered form. It is also called activated charcoal. 
When carbon is treated with oxygen to open up pores in carbon atoms, it gets activated. It has a significant power to absorb impurity.

Now let's make an idea what is it actually and how it works.


Why should you use activated carbon as an air purifier?

When you look for an air purifier for your home or workplace you must choose a device which includes activated carbon filter.

The activated carbon filter can remove odors effortlessly while other air purification technologies such as HEPA filters and Ionizer are not capable of removing the smell. The best thing about activated carbon filter is that they are washable & reusable up to a certain point.

How to reactivate your active carbon purifier?

To reactivate carbon purifier, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • You can heat it under the bright sunshine for approx 3-4 hours.
  • You can heat it in an oven at 200°C (400°F) for about 10-15 minutes.

The above procedure will reduce all the impurities absorbed. Follow the instruction paper given with the purifier at the time of purchase.

Normally in what forms, it is available?

Active carbon purifiers can be found in the form of hanging pouch bag in any online or offline stores & it costs around 250-300 Rs.