What is a Activated Carbon & how does it work?
Activated carbon works by adsorption – the process by which a gas bonds to the surface of a solid. In this case, the solid is the activated carbon, which adsorbs as much as 60% of its weight in airborne pollutants.
Air passes through the filter where airborne gases, chemicals, and odors react chemically with the surface of the carbon, effectively sticking to it.
The clean air then flows out of the filter. Activated carbon filters will adsorb even a small amount of almost all vapors and they have a large capacity for removing organic molecules like solvents. They can also simultaneously adsorb many different kinds of chemicals, making these filters very efficient.
Activated carbon works in any temperature or humidity and isn’t toxic, so it’s safe to handle prior to contamination.
Like a thief in the dark, airborne gasses travel in the air, fog, clouds unseen and drift or float wherever the wind blows it.