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activated carbon Line breaks: ac¦ti|vated car¦bon
(also activated charcoal)

Definition of activated carbon in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Charcoal that has been heated or otherwise treated to increase its adsorptive power.
Example sentences
  • The Fort Wayne, Indiana, municipal treatment plant specially treats its water with activated charcoal to remove atrazine.
  • Activated charcoal filters used for home water treatment contain either granular activated charcoal or powdered block charcoal.
  • Treatment with multiple doses of activated charcoal increases the excretion of a number of drugs.
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