Powder Activated Carbon

Powdered activated carbons (PAC) defined by the ASTM as particles passing through an 80-mesh sieve (0.177 mm) and smaller.

ZEEL PRODUCTS manufactures many types of powdered activated carbon products, each specifically engineered to provide a unique pore structure and adsorption properties.

By varying manufacturing conditions, internal pore structures created by imparting unique adsorption properties specific to each product type.

The choice of product for a specific application will vary due to differing impurities and proprietary process conditions.

From residential and municipal water treatment to pharmaceutical product purification, and from food and beverage decolorization to energy storage, and much more — ZEEL PRODUCT delivers a wide array of custom-engineered powdered activated carbons to better meet your needs.

Our activated carbon powder manufactured using pure pine wood an excellent base for manufacturing activated carbon powder with good adsorption power. Steam activated carbon done by activating in a rotary kiln by heating high temperatures by steam.

Activated carbon that comes from the kiln called unwashed activated carbon. Unwashed activated carbon has higher ash and iron content.

Reduced by washing the unwashed activated carbon with acid (HCL/H2SO4) and purified water. This results in the reduction of ash content to as low as 1% and iron as low as 50 ppm.

The gradation of different qualities of activated carbon done basis of methylene blue value and iodine value. The iodine value is a better test as the particle size of iodine molecule is small enough to penetrate the smallest of pores.

We can relate the iodine value of activated carbon direct to its surface area because of the above fact.

Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to flush so the body doesn’t reabsorb them.

It made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources.

The gradation of different qualities of activated carbon done basis of methylene blue value and iodine value. The iodine value is better tested as the particle size of iodine molecule is small enough to penetrate the smallest of pores.

We can relate the iodine value of activated carbon direct to its surface area because of the above fact.

So, how does activated charcoal work? Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. Typically, however, it’s not when petroleum, alcohol, lye, acids or other corrosive poisons ingested.

It doesn’t absorb the toxins, however. Instead, it works through the chemical process of adsorption. In the body, absorption is the reaction of elements, including nutrients, chemicals, and toxins, soaked up and assimilated into the bloodstream. Adsorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface.

Activated charcoal traps impurities in water including solvents, pesticides, industrial waste and other chemicals.

This is why activated charcoal uses include being used in water filtration systems throughout the world. However, it doesn’t trap viruses, bacteria and hard-water minerals.

As mentioned above, one of the most common activated charcoal uses is to remove toxin and chemicals in the event of ingestion. Most organic compounds, pesticides, mercury, fertilizer and bleach bind to activated charcoal’s surface, allowing for quicker elimination, while preventing the absorption in the body.

Technical Specification of activated carbon (Acid washed)
Properties
Grade
ZEEL PRODUCT

ZELOX 

ZCW-21

ZELOX 

ZCW-31

ZELOX 

ZCW-41

ZELOX 

ZCW-51

Methylene Blue Value min (mg/gm)220250300350
Iodine value min (mg/gm)6007509001050
Moisture (%) Max   5   5   5   5
Ash (%)Max   4 3.5 1.5 1.25
Ironppm Max200200100 70
ph6.5-7.56.5-7.56.5-7.56.5-7.5
Chlorides ppm Max1800180013001000
Sulphate ppm Max700700400300
Acid Soluble Matter (%)   2   10.5 0.5
Water Soluble Matter (%) 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.1
Partical Size Through 200 Mesh (%) 90 90 90 90
Technical Specification of Activated Carbon (Unwashed grade)
Properties
Grade
ZEEL PRODUCTZELOX ZCU-15ZELOX ZCU-20ZELOX ZCU-21ZELOX ZCU-31
Methylene Blue Value min (mg/gm)150200250300
Iodine Value min (mg/gm)500600750900
Moisture (%) Max  5   5   5   5
ph   9   9   9   9
Ash (%) Max 15 15 15 15
Ironppm Max500500500500
Acid Soluble Matter (%) 10 10 10 10
Water Soluble Matter (%)   7   7   5   5
Particle Size through 200 mesh (%) 90 90 90 90
activated carbon powder

Application of Steam Activated Carbon Powder:

  • Main used in the decolorization of active pharmaceuticals ingredients
  • Decolorisation of plasticizers, drug intermediates, dyes & dye intermediates, food color,  glycerin and fine chemicals
  • Used as a drug in capsules and tablet forms for stomach ailments and applications
  • Purify intravenous fluid & injections
  • Pesticides and insecticides industry for decolorization