Carbon


Activated Carbon – Is a high grade carbon that is well suited to airborne chemical removal. Activated carbon is accomplished by using a superheated steam in the carbonization process that causes micropores to form in the carbon. This allows the carbon a much greater surface area and provides a greater capacity for gas and odor absorption.The two most common activated carbons are: Coconut and Bituminous.  Beware! Some activated carbon is acid washed. Aireox carbon is not acid washed.


Activated Carbon List:

The numbers given represent typical or average conditions and might vary in specific instances. Some substances with low numbers (1-3) are marked with an *. See Purafil/Carbon Mix The capacity index rating has the following meanings below :

  1. Adsorption capacity is low
  2. Includes substances which are not highly adsorbed
  3. Satisfactory capacity
  4. High capacity
Substance A-Z Rating
Acetylene* 1
Carbon Dioxide 1
Substance A-Z Rating
Carbon Monoxide* 1
Ethane 1
Substance A-Z Rating
Ethylene* 1
Hydrogen 1
Methane 1
Acetaldehyde*     2
Amines 2
Ammonia * 2
Butane 2
Butylene* 2
Butyne 2
Formaldehyde*     2
Fuel Gases 2
Hydrogen bromide 2
Hydrogen chloride 2
Hydrogen fluoride 2
Hydrogen elenide     2
Nitrogen Dioxide* 2
Propane 2
Propyne 2
Sulfur Dioxide* 2
Acetone *     3
Acrolein 3
Anesthetics 3
Animal Odors        3
Automobile Exhaust 3
Bleaching Solutions 3
Borane 3
Butadiene 3
Butyraldehyde* 3
Chlorine 3
Combustion Odors 3
Corrosive Gases 3
Dichloromonofluormethane 3
Diethylamine*     3
Ethyl chloride 3
Ethyl ether* 3
Ethyl formate 3
Ethyl mercaptan 3
Ethylene oxide 3
Exhaust fumes 3
Film processing odors 3
Fluorotrichloromethane 3
Formic acid 3
Fumes 3
Hexylene* 3
Hexane 3
Hyodrgen Sulfide  3
Industrial Wastes 3
Pentylene 3
Pentyne 3
Phoagene 3
Pollen 3
Propionaldehyde 3
Putrefying Substances 3
Solvents 3
Sulfur Trioxide 3
Tarnishing Gases  3
Vinyl Chloride 3
Acetic Acid    4
Acetic Anhydride 4
Acrylic Acid 4
Acrylonitrile        4
Air Wick 4
Alcoholic Beverages 4
Amyl acetate 4
Amyl alcohol 4
Amyl Ether 4
Aniline 4
Antiseptics 4
Asphalt Fumes 4
Bathroom Smells 4
Benzene 4
Body Odors 4
Bromine 4
Burned Food 4
Butanone 4
Butyl Acetate 4
Butyl Alcohol 4
Butyl Cellosolve 4
Butyl Chloride 4
Butyric Acid 4
Camphor 4
Caprylic Acid 4
Carbolic Acid 4
Cabon Tetrachloride 4
Cellosolve 4
Charred materials 4
Cheese 4
Chlorobenzene 4
Chlorobutadiene 4
Chloroform 4
Choronitropropane 4
Chloropicrin 4
Cigarette Smoke Odor 4
Citrus /other Fruits 4
Cleaning Compounds 4
Cooking odors 4
Creosote 4
Cresol 4
Crotonaldehyde 4
Cyclohexane 4
Cyclohexanol 4
Cyclohexanone 4
Chclohexene 4
Decane 4
4Decaying Substances   4
Deodorants 4
Detergents 4
Dibromethane 4
Dichlorobenzene 4
Dischlorodifluoromethane 4
Dichlorethane 4
Dichloroethylene 4
Dichloroethyl Ether 4
Dichloronitroethane 4
Dichloropropane 4
Dichlorotetrafluoroethane 4
Diesel Fumes Fumeador 4
Diethyl Ketone 4
Dimethylaniline 4
Dimethylsulfate 4
Dioxane 4
Dipropyl Ketone 4
Disinfecants 4
Embalming Odors 4
Ethyl Acetate 4
Ethyl Acrylic 4
Ethyl Alcohol 4
Ethyl Benzene 4
Ethyl Bromide 4
Ethyl Silicate 4
Ethylene Chlorhydrin 4
Ethylene Dichloride 4
Essential Oils 4
Eucalyptole 4
Fertilizer 4
Fish Odors 4
Floral Scents 4
Food Aromas 4
Gangrene 4
Garlic 4
Gasoline 4
Heptane 4
Heptylene 4
Hospital Odors 4
Household Smells 4
Incense 4
Iodine 4
Iodoform 4
Irritants 4
Isophorone 4
Isopropyl Acetate 4
Isopropyl alcohol 4
Isopropyl Ether 4
Kerosene 4
Kitchen Odors 4
Lactic acid 4
Lingering Odors   4
Liquid Fuels 4
Liquor odors 4
Lubricating oils/Greases 4
Lysol 4
Masking Agents 4
Medicinal Odors 4
Melons 4
Menthol 4
Mercaptans 4
Mesityl oxide 4
Methyl Acrylate 4
Methy Butyl Ketone 4
Methyl Cellosolve 4
Methyl Cessosolve Acetate 4
Methyl Chloroform 4
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 4
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 4
Methyl Mercaptan 4
Methylcyclohexane 4
Methylcyclohexanol 4
Methylcyclohexanone 4
Methylene Chloride 4
Mixed Orders 4
Monochlorobenzene 4
Moth balls 4
Naphtha (Coal tar) 4
Naphtha (Petroleum) 4
Naphthalene 4
Nicotine 4
Nitro Benzenes     4
Nitroethane 4
Nitroglycerine 4
Nitromethane 4
Nitropropane 4
Nonane 4
Octalene 4
Octane 4
Odorants 4
Onions 4
Organic Chemicals 4
Ozone 4
Paint Odors    4
Palmitic Acid 4
Paper Deteriorations 4
Paradichlorobenzene 4
Paste and Glue     4
Pentane 4
Pentanone 4
Perchloroethylene 4

Perfumes Cosmetics

4
Perspirations 4
Persistent Odors 4
Pet Odors 4
Phenol 4
Pitch 4
Plastics 4
Popcorn and Candy 4
Poultry odors 4
Propionic acid 4
Propyl Alcohol     4
Propyl Chloride 4
Propyl Ether 4
Propyl Mercaptan 4
Putrescine 4
Pyridine 4
Rancid oils 4
Resins 4
Reodorants 4
Ripening Fruits 4
Rubber 4
Sauerkraut 4
Sewer odors 4
Skatole 4
Smog 4
Soaps 4
Smoke 4
Sour milks 4
Spilled Beverages  4
Spoiled Foodstuffs 4
Stale Odors 4
Stoddard Solvent 4
Stuffiness 4
Styrene Monomer 4
Sulfuric acid 4
Tar 4
Tetrachloroethane 4
Tetrachloroethylene 4
Trichloroethane 4
Turpentine 4
Urea 4
Uric Acid 4
Valeric acid 4
Valericaldehyde 4
Varnish Fumes 4
Xylene 4