How do Activated Charcoal air filters remove odors?
Activated Charcoal air filters have the ability to capture gas molecules and hold them. The air filter surface is made up of millions of tiny pores, the gas and odors fall into these pores and are trapped there until the pad is disposed of. Other methods to get rid of odors such as sprays, only fool your sense of smell - the odors still exist.
How are Activated Charcoal air filters made?Most activated charcoal, as used for gas or vapor trapping, is made from coconut shells. The shells are heated to over 2,000°C under high pressure, which causes fissures on the surface of the activated Charcoal, creating a high quality, small pore Activated Charcoal. The fissure system is extensive, creating a very large surface area in a small package, and it is in these fissures that other gases and particles are trapped. A single Activated Charcoal filter has a flattened surface area of a football field.