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Activated Charcoal

May 08, 2017 Petina Walsh

How does Activated Charcoal Whiten Teeth? Activated Charcoal works by trapping and binding chemicals and toxins in its porous surface which contain millions of tiny pores. This is known as adsorption. The pores of activated charcoal powder have a negative electric charge. This causes the positively charged toxins and gas to bond with it. How and Why is Charcoal Steam Activated?Steam Activating charcoal maximises the surface area of the charcoal by increasing the pores. This occurs when the carbon is heated at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. Typically 3 kg of raw charcoal will produce 1 kg of...