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Spirits & Home Brews

Your distilled spirit needs to be filtered to catch any unwanted chemicals or flavours and remove them, resulting in a pure clean spirit.

Spirit Essentials Universal Activated Filter Carbon

“Spirit Essentials Activated Filter Carbon” is a small granule carbon. It is fast, clean, and easy to use. It is specifically designed for the maximum purification of alcohol or water.

The unique small sized carbon granules have been selected with pore sizes ideal for removing impurities in distilled spirit or unwanted chemicals from water and is fast, clean and easy to use. Approximately 200gm of Universal activated carbon is suitable for one batch of alcohol from a 25 litre still or 300 litres of water.

Drinking Water

Purify your water

Activated Carbons is designed for water treatment, such as drinking water, industrial process water, and home water filters.

Air & Water


Air Filter Applications Involving Activated Carbon

Air filters are designed to remove unwanted odours from the air we breathe.  Whether the desire for removal is aesthetic (odour reduction), health-based, or process-driven, there are numerous activated carbon products that will fit this application.

Air filters are used to remove unwanted compounds from the air we breathe.  In addition to the nuisance odours that many of these compounds cause, inhalation of many of these contaminants over time could lead to health problems (respiratory issues such as asthma, eye irritation, headaches, and more serious issues when toxic and/or carcinogenic compounds are involved).  In addition to these factors, various industrial processes (pharmaceutical production, electronics) require extremely clean ambient air to prevent contamination.

Many activated carbon products are on the market today that offer the necessary properties for air filtration.  Typically, a carbon with a high micro pore volume is the starting point, to allow for a high capacity for contaminants at low concentrations.  Activated carbon can be used in extruded, granular, and powdered forms.  Extruded forms are the most common due to lower pressure drop, and powdered carbons are often immobilized onto a substrate (non-woven fabric).

When considering activated carbon for air filtration, several factors needs to be taken into account:

  1. Adsorbate type and concentration
  2. Oxidation/reaction potential for adsorbed compounds (most commonly associated with ketones)
  3. Air temperature, and
  4. Relative humidity of the air stream (RH levels in excess of 50% can lead to excessive moisture adsorption onto the carbon, impacting contaminant removal)

Aquarium Filters

Filtration is one of the most important components of a successful aquarium. Many filters include charcoal to help remove unpleasant odours and colours in the tank. Activated charcoal filters last only as long as the charcoal can still absorb impurities from the water; then the need to be replaced.

What is activated carbon?

Activated carbon is carbon that has been treated in such a way that creates a large number of tiny pores, greatly increasing its surface area. This massive surface area allows it to absorb a large volume of material, making it useful for removing pollutants from both air and water. Activated carbon adsorbs a number of dissolved contaminants such as; chloramines and chlorine, tannins (which colour the water), and phenols (which cause odors).

Activated carbon will adsorb many medications used to treat fish disease. Therefore, before treating sick fish with medications, all carbon should be removed from the filter. After the course of treatment is fully completed, it is safe to add activated carbon back to the filter. The carbon will remove any residual medication in the aquarium water.

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