Activated Carbon (Charcoal), Granular, Food Grade

High-Capacity Granular Carbon Made From High-Quality Raw Materials

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Why Buy Activated Carbon (Charcoal), Granular, Food Grade from Lab Alley

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About Activated Carbon (Charcoal), Granular, Food Grade

Activated charcoal is a popular choice of adsorbent material for physical separation of impurities thanks to its high surface area and reactivity. It can effectively remove a wide range of pollutants including pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, phenols, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Granular activated charcoal is generally prepared via the physical or gas phase activation method. The food grade status of this product ensures that it may safely come into contact with food products.

Common Uses and Applications

  • Water Filtration: Removes impurities, odors, and contaminants from drinking water, enhancing its quality and taste.
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics: Facial Masks and Cleansers: Used in skincare products, activated carbon helps draw out impurities, unclog pores, and detoxify the skin for a clearer complexion.
  • Food and Beverage Industry: Activated carbon is utilized in the food and beverage industry for decolorization, deodorization, and purification purposes. It is commonly used in the production of sugar, edible oils, alcoholic beverages, and water filtration systems.
  • Air Filtration: Activated carbon is utilized in air filters and purifiers to remove volatile organic compounds, odors, and harmful gases from indoor air. It is commonly used in industrial settings, vehicles, and home air purifiers.
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries: Activated carbon plays a crucial role in various chemical and pharmaceutical processes. It is used for decolorization, purification, and removal of impurities from chemicals, solvents, and pharmaceutical intermediates.
  • Gas and Vapor Treatment: Activated carbon is employed in gas masks and respirators to provide protection against toxic gases and vapors. It adsorbs and traps harmful chemicals, preventing them from being inhaled.


Chemistry Table

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  • Hello, what does one lb. of this activated carbon weigh? And is it washed with acid and/or water to clean off the ash? Thanks, Jim Hovde

    1 lb = 0.435 Kg = 0.83 L = 0.22 Gal
    Yes it is purified to remove the ash. 

    Thank you.

  • Interested in using this product to filter beverages. Acceptable to use loosely placed in coffee filter and allow liquid to run through?

    The product is food grade implies it is safe to come in contact with food products. It is widely used in purification and filteration of water and beverages. It is important to make sure the activated carbon (Charcoal) particles do not pass through with the liquid. However it is the responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of the product in the intended use.