activated carbon

activated carbon
noun Date: 1921 a highly adsorbent powdered or granular carbon made usually by carbonization and chemical activation and used chiefly for purifying by adsorption — called also activated charcoal

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  • activated carbon — Chem. 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. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • activated carbon — noun A very absorbent form of finely powdered carbon; used in purifying gases, and as an antidote for many poisons. Syn: activated charcoal …   Wiktionary

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  • activated carbon — A highly porous carbon which is able to absorb gases and fluids. It is usually found in small pellets so that the surface area is greater than a large chunk of it. Also it has a number of pores on each pellet to increase the surface area more.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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