Our Activated carbon products are made from selected shells of coconut to ensure the highest quality during the manufacturing process. By maintaining high quality control standards, the customer is able to achieve high adsorption of their molecular impurities. Coconut carbon is especially effective in removing trace organic compounds such as pesticides.
VPA Exports has the capability to carefully control carbon properties, such as particle size distribution, as required for this application. Our products have the following advantages over many other types of carbon.
Activated Carbon is a form of carbon that is activated by a carefully controlled oxidation process to develop a porous carbon structure. The imperfect structure results in a high degree of porosity and over a broad range of pore sizes, from visible cracks and crevices to gaps and voids of molecular dimensions. The specified structure of carbon gives it a very large surface area which allows the carbon to adsorb a wide range of compounds. Activated carbon has the highest volume of adsorbing porosity of any material available to mankind.
To put this into perspective, 5gms of Activated carbon would have the surface area of a football field.
Activated carbon can be made from many substances containing high carbon content such as coconut shells, coal and wood. The raw material has a very large influence on the characteristics and performance of activated carbon and plays a major part in determining it’s ability to adsorb certain molecular species.
Three main forms of activated carbon are,