- Categories: Absorbent
Primarily carbon substance formed by charring organic material in absence of oxygen. One teaspoonful of Activated Charcoal USP has a surface area of more than 10,000 square feet, which gives charcoal unique absorption properties.
References for this information:Chemosphere, August 2005, pages 1,129-1,140Ceska a Slovenska Farmacie, November 2004, pages 304-309.
See charcoal powder
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