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How to Regenerate Activated Carbon

Regenerate Activated Carbon, china activated carbon

Activated carbon is carbon in extremely porous form. It is usually derived from carbon. It has a large surface area and is used for chemical reactions as a catalyst. It is also used in fish tanks as a filter or to filter distilled alcohol. Activated carbon is an expensive product. It is cheaper to regenerate the carbon than buying new activated carbon.

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Things You'll Need
9 to 10 percent hydrogen peroxide solution
Distilled, deionized water
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Chemical Regeneration


1 Soak the activated carbon in a solution of 9 to 10 percent hydrogen peroxide. Handle the solution by wearing gloves as it can cause burns. You can also use distilled deionized water instead of the hydrogen peroxide solution.

2 Stir the mixture every 15 minutes.

3 When the solution has been absorbed, add more solution to the container. Repeat this many times.

4 Bake the carbon in an oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour or two.


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