Kootenay Filter Inc. uses 100% virgin activated carbon to build our quality filters.
Activated carbon, sometimes called activated charcoal, is activated by exposing the raw carbon material to oxidizing atmospheres such as steam, usually in the temperature range of 600-1200 degrees Celsius. This process increases the number of micro pores, thus increasing the surface area of the carbon available for adsorption. Studies have shown that one gram of activated carbon can have a surface area greater than 32,000 sq. ft. These micro pores act like a sponge capturing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs are odor causing vapors in the air), some chemicals and fumes.
For our Green Line filters, we use a granular lightweight activated carbon from a renewable resource. This wood based activated carbon has a relatively low density, which makes it ideal for an economical application.
For our Standard Line we use virgin activated CKV carbon. CKV is a high density; coal based pelletized carbon which boasts longer life and high performance. Depending on our customer needs, we can change the carbon type in our filters to meet specific requirements. KFI has many types of activated carbon in stock or available for special order.
Bulk carbon is available for sale, please advise quantity when inquiring.
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