(also activated charcoal)
Charcoal that has been heated or otherwise treated to increase its adsorptive power.
- 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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Syllabification: ac·ti·vat·ed car·bon
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