a form of carbon having very fine pores: used chiefly for adsorbing gases or solutes, as in various filter systems for purification, deodorization, and decolorization.
- Also called activated charcoal.
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How to use activated carbon in a sentence
This item has an activated carbon filter and is made of BPA-free plastic.Best pet water fountains: Never refill a bowl again | Florie Korani | July 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
Each pouch typically includes salt, iron powder, activated carbon, and a little water.Best hand warmers: Block the chill during your favorite winter activities | PopSci Commerce Team | February 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
The “Pure” tier of filter is fine-tuned for removing dust, mold, and dander from your air, while the “Fresh” and “Smoke” models of filter employ varying quantities of activated carbon to remove excess smoke and pet odors from the air.Best air purifier: Fight allergens, smoke, and germs for cleaner indoor air | PopSci Commerce Team | December 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for activated carbon
a porous highly adsorptive form of carbon used to remove colour or impurities from liquids and gases, in the separation and extraction of chemical compounds, and in the recovery of solvents: Also called: activated charcoal, active carbon
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