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what is difference between activated carbon and activated charcoal.? Answered

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NachoMahmaBest Answer (author)2009-03-08

. Activated carbon is usually of higher quality than activated charcoal, but the words are often used interchangably. For most DIY purposes, they are essentially the same.

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jignesh shah (author)NachoMahma2009-03-13

thanks a lot .i was thinking of making a cheap filter for my home.

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NachoMahma (author)jignesh shah2009-03-14

. If you are building a drinking water filter, I would recommend spending the extra for high-quality activated carbon. Activated charcoal still has some organics that haven't been cooked off and will not have as much surface area of act. carbon. Not a big deal for a lot of applications, but act. charcoal may not give the results you want when filtering drinking water.

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lemonie (author)2009-03-08

None as far as I'm aware L

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