Activated carbon is a highly crystalline material and is characterized by having a very large amount of micropores (pores smaller than 2 nanometers radius). Because of its high microporosity, a single gram of coal can possess an area of 50 m2 or more, reaching 500 m2.

Technical data


  • Mining industry:
    It is used for the extraction of minerals like gold.
  • Food industry:
    It is used for the purification of water (both domestic and public), clarification of syrups and other liquid substances used in food preparation.
  • Cosmetics:
    In the clarification and purification of glycerin.
  • Pharmaceutical:
    As treatment for cases of intoxication by ingestion.
  • Environmental industry:
    As a filter of gas masks, filters of gas purification and in filters of exhausts of vehicles.