Activated Charcoal

Science / Chemistry / Activated Charcoal: Activated carbon; active carbon. A porous form of carbon that acts as a powerful adsorbent, used to decolorize liquids, recover solvents, and remove toxins from water and air.

Activated Complex

Science / Chemistry / Activated Complex: Transition state. An intermediate structure formed in the conversion of reactants to products. The activated complex is the structure at the maximum energy point along the reaction path; the activatio MORE

Charcoal

Life Style / Painting / Charcoal: One of the oldest drawing materials, charred sticks were used with the early cave-paintings. The Romans used them and throughout the history of art the material crops up again and again. It was often MORE

Activated Charcoal

Science / Chemistry / Activated Charcoal: Activated carbon; active carbon. A porous form of carbon that acts as a powerful adsorbent, used to decolorize liquids, recover solvents, and remove toxins from water and air. MORE

Swiss Water Process

Life Style / Coffee / Swiss Water Process: A trademarked decaffeination method that removes caffeine from coffee beans using hot water, steam, and activated charcoal rather than chemicals or solvents. MORE

Decaffeination Processes

Life Style / Coffee / Decaffeination Processes: Specialty coffees are decaffeinated in the green state, currently by one of four methods. The direct solvent method involves treating the beans with solvent, which selectively unites with the caffeine MORE

Adsorbent

Science / Chemistry / Adsorbent: A substance that collects molecules of another substance on its surface. For example, gases that make water taste bad are strongly adsorbed on activated charcoal granules in water filters. MORE

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