Reply To: Activated Charcoal

  • Haley

    January 4, 2024 at 11:47 am

    “Around 1500 BC, Egyptian papyri recorded the use of charcoal to eliminate bad smells from wounds, the first mention of a medical application of charcoal. By 400 BC, the Phoenicians were storing water in charred barrels on trading ships to improve its taste. It seems they had hit upon one of charcoal’s most important properties, the ability to bind substances to its surface, a phenomenon known as “adsorption.”