Activated Charcoal

Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, activated coal, or carbo activatus, is a specialised form of charcoal, which is the final filtering agent which removes tastes and odours from compressed air. It absorbs oil and water vapour, chlorine, nitrous oxide, and small amounts of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.


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Product Description

Activated charcoal is used in filters in compressed air to remove oil vapours, odour, and other hydrocarbons from the air. The most common designs use a 1 stage or 2 stage filtration principle in which activated carbon is embedded inside the filter media. The solids are trapped in the charcoal particles, while the filtered air passes through.

NOTE: Activated carbon should be the final chemical in the filtration train and must always be preceded by molecular sieve

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In a typical machine used by most dive operations the filter should be changed at the following intervals

20 deg C every 40 hours
30 deg C every 23 hours
40 deg C every 14 hours