Activated Carbon Fiber is an excellent functional adsorbent material due to its high porosity and large surface area. It can be made into many different patterns, such as activated carbon felt, activated carbon cloth, and other activated carbon fabric.
Activated carbon is also called activated charcoal and the two can be used interchangeably. Activated Carbon Fiber is an effective material for purifying water and removing odors and volatile organic compounds.
Activated carbon fiber has many advantages over other forms of activated carbon, such as Powdered Activated Carbon, because of its unique properties and form factor. It is widely used in a multitude of applications, including environmental (carbon fiber filters for air purification and water treatment), chemical (recovery of organic solvents and compounds), and military defense (gas masks and fire-resistant clothing).
Activated carbon fiber is widely used for recovering organic compounds and solvents (up to 97% recovery) as adsorption and desorption are extremely quick and efficient. Filters that contain activated carbon fiber can also be used in compressed air and gas purification to remove oil vapors, odors, and other hydrocarbons in the air.
Activated carbon fiber is frequently used to make activated carbon filter sheets and activated carbon filter / filtration systems that can eliminate foul-smelling odors in the air. Activated carbon fiber can also remove harmful particles and contaminants such as carcinogens, exhaust, and other pollutants (such as formaldehyde, toluene, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia).
Activated carbon fiber can be used to treat phenolic wastewater and medical waste.
Activated carbon fiber is frequently used for water treatment and for distilled alcoholic beverage purification. Activated carbon fiber filters can filter beverages such as vodka and whiskey with organic impurities to improve odor, color, and taste.
Activated carbon fiber can be used in many military defense applications, such as for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) protective clothing: it has the same basic characteristics as clothing (including strength, flexibility, and endurance). It can also be easily cut into different sizes and shapes.
Activated carbon fiber can be used for gas masks that filter poisonous gas such as benzene and carbinol.
Activated fiber carbon can be used to remove odors and keep food refresh in refrigerators.
Activated Carbon Fiber can be made into anti-corrosive and heat insulating material.
|Specific surface area||m²/g||≥1300||≥1600||≥1800|
|Iodine adsorption||mg/g||1250||1450 - 1550||1600 - 1700|
|Methylene blue adsorption||mg/g||180||250||290|
|Benzene adsorption||%||≥38 - 43||≥53 - 58||≥60 - 65|
|Filament diameter||denier||10 - 20||10 - 20||10 - 20|
|Bulk density||g/cm³||0.04 – 0.10||0.04 – 0.10||0.04 – 0.10|
|Pore volume||cm³/g||0.6 – 1.23||0.6 – 1.23||0.6 – 1.23|
|Average pore diameter||nm||1.7 – 2||1.7 - 2||1.7 – 2|
|pH||5.6 – 7.0||5.6 – 7.0||5.6 – 7.0|
|Thickness||mm||1.0 - 6.0||1.0 - 6.0||1.0 - 6.0|
|Width||mm||500 – 1300||500 – 1300||500 – 1300|
|Length||m||5 - 100||5 - 100||5 - 100|
Also available as chopped activated carbon fiber.