Activated carbon is one of the most utilized adsorbent materials for liquid and air filtration. Very efficient it is obtained from carbonization and activation of minerals or natural organic products like peat,
wood or fruit shell which confer multiple deployment in chemistry, industry, medicine and agri-food engineering.
This material is endowed with a very elaborated porous structure which shows a huge internal surface of contact able to absorb a large variety of substance (between 1000 and 2000 sq.m/g).
A particle of activated carbon is composed of three kind of pore: micro-pore (diameter less than 2nm), meso-pore (between 2 and 50nm) and macro-pore (bigger than 50nm).