- How do Charcoal filters
remove odors? Charcoal filters have the ability to capture gas molecules
and hold them. The Charcoal 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. Other methods to get rid of odors such as sprays, only fool you sense
of smell - the odors still exist.
- How activated Charcoal is made?
- Most active Charcoal, as used for gas or vapor trapping, is made from
coconut shell. The shells are heated to over 2,000°C under high pressure, which causes
fissures on the surface of the Charcoal, creating a high quality, small pore activated
carbon. 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.