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Charcoal/carbon activated filters

  1. May 16, 2018 #1
    Hi PF, can someone suggest me any books/sources to learn how carbon activated filters work. I'm curious about the absorption process: is it physical or chemical? where can I find some experimental data?

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  3. May 16, 2018 #2


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    The term for the process you wish to understand is adsorption. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adsorption
  4. May 16, 2018 #3
    Sorry, I know the difference, I just made a mistake in translating.
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