NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Activated carbon

Activated carbon (also called activated charcoal) is the more general term which includes carbon material mostly derived from charcoal.

It denotes a material which has an exceptionally high surface area, typically determined by nitrogen adsorption, and includes a large amount of microporosity.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Activated carbon", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories

Share This Page:

Earth & Climate News
February 26, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET