Activated Charcoal Powder - (Pure, High Quality)
Activated Charcoal for Water Purification
What Is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so that the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It can be made from a variety of sources, like coconut shells or peat. It’s also important to note that activated charcoal is not charcoal used in your barbecue grill, which are full of industrial toxins and chemicals.
If you haven’t tried or witnessed charcoal work its magic, try this: First, fill two jars with water. In both jars, add food coloring and stir the mixtures thoroughly. Next, add 2-3 spoonful’s (more depending on the size of the jar) of activated charcoal powder to one jar. Let the jars sit for at about two days.
The result: After 2-3 days, you will see that the jar that with activated charcoal in it will be nearly as transparent. It would appear that the charcoal powder has absorbed the food coloring, thereby “purifying” the water. How does the charcoal do this?
Firstly, charcoal doesn’t ‘absorb’, but ‘adsorb’ impurities. There’s a crucial difference. While absorption is the process in which substances dissolve or are vacuumed in an absorbent’s volume, adsorption on the other hand, is the process in which substances adhere to an adsorbent’s surface. They don’t seep inside, but they are instead stuck and restricted to the adsorbent’s surface. Sponges absorb, charcoal adsorb.
Purifiers consist of an activated charcoal bed that the contaminated water passes through to be purged of its contaminants. According to Wikipedia, one gram of the bed’s activated charcoal has a surface area in excess of 32,000 sq. ft. Put in perspective, a spoonful of activated charcoal is estimated to equate to the surface area of a soccer field! However, regardless of its impressive capabilities, the amount of purification varies with the rate at which activated charcoal is exposed to water. The slower the water passes through the bed, the longer the time it is exposed to the contaminants, therefore the more it purifies.
Water Filtration with Activated Charcoal and Sanitizing/Disinfecting
Activated charcoal effectively traps impurities in water including solvents, pesticides, industrial waste and other chemicals, which is why activated charcoal filter systems are used throughout the world now. However, these filtration systems are not able to trap viruses, bacteria and hard-water minerals – adding some antibacterial and anti-viral substances (see black seed oil and oregano essential oil) to your drinking water after purifying with activated charcoal might be the answer to getting closest to drinking ‘perfect’ water.
Drinking water is essential to good health; however, typical tap water is toxic and laden with chemicals, toxins and fluoride. It’s a good idea to limit ingestion whenever possible and use an activated charcoal water filter when you can.