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About Activated Carbon

Carbon History

The usage of activated carbon can be traced back to time of ancient Egypt. At present, we use wood, fruit shell and coal to proceed carbonisation, which is able to maximise the surface area available of material and to enhance the adsorption or chemical reactions

Carbonised Process

1. Wood, Coals,etc.

Woods, coconut shells, coals and other organic materials.

2. Carbonisation

Maximising the surface area of activated carbon to enhance the absorption.

3. Activated Carbon

Appearance of activated carbon after carbonisation would be black.



1. Macropores 2. Mesopores 3.Micropores

Illustration of Activated Carbon

As illustration above, activated carbon is a porous and carbon-contained material. Activated carbon is fine black odorless and tasteless. It provides 1,000 - 2,000m² surface area by using an one gram of carbon and the absorption could be accomplished physically and chemically. Major component of activated carbon is carbon, and together with less Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulfur. 


Selection of activated carbon should be advised by professionals and experts so that user could use activated carbon wisely and economically. At Acro, we are able to assist our clients to use a proper and suitable activated carbon.


1. Avoid heat and place carbon in a cooler location.

2. Avoid the wet place and keep dry when storing the products.

3. Working in the limited space or adsorption towers shall be fully aware when filling activated carbon. Activated carbon may cause insufficient oxygen.

1. Use and wear protective masks, glasses, and gloves when handling carbon products.

2. When contacting eyes, wash and flush immediately with clean water and go to the doctor.

3. Be careful when unpackaging carbon-containing powder to prevent the spread.

4. Be sure to follow instructions from Acro and use carefully.


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