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Activated coconut carbon used in our filters is an NSF* certified filtration media used to filter out impurities by absorption, including:
Typically, the skin of a coconut is burnt at 450° - 500° C, after which its carbohydrates are treated with steam at 1000° – 1200° C. evaporating all substances that could possibly be evaporated at this temperature. This process is called activation. When this process is complete, it results in highly porous charcoals that have a surface area of 300-2,000 square metres per gram, making this into a very adhesive material called activated carbon. The activated carbon adheres through a capillary phenomenon. That is to say, that adhesion occurs through contact between the carbon and organic substances. In the Mineral Pot purifier, silver is attached that emits a minute amount of activated silver, which flows out, suppressing the propagation of microorganisms.
* NSF/ANSI 42 Certified Components Haycarb Plc Carbon