Bamboo Charcoal

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal, also sometimes called activated carbon, is a form of carbon that has been processed to have small pores(micropores). Those pores increase the surface area available for absorption and chemical reactions.  The charcoal is made from natural ingredients like coal, wood pulp, coconut husk, and bamboo, that have been broken down into tiny pieces and then super-heated to temperatures of 1100 – 1600 Degrees Fahrenheit. 

How Does Activated Charcoal Work?

By super-heating the charcoal, it changes its structure creating micropores and increasing its available surface area.  1 gram of activated charcoal has a surface area that is greater than 32,000 ft squared.  The large surface area created by the micropores allows many surfaces to be interacted with simultaneously creating the perfect environment for absorption and collection of odors, toxins, and chemicals. This is especially significant in the absorption of odors, which is why many air conditioning units, exhaust fans, respirators and gas masks utilize charcoal filters to eliminate unwanted odors like animal smells, smoke and many other unwanted smells.

What is Bamboo Charcoal?

Bamboo Charcoal is a form of activated charcoal.  It is made from bamboo that is harvested after, no less than 5 years, and then created in the same fashion as other activated charcoals by super-heating.  The temperatures needed to create bamboo charcoal are a little higher than regular active charcoal and between 1400 – 2100 Degrees Fahrenheit.  It is 4 times more porous than regular activated carbon, and thus has an even greater surface area for absorption than other activated charcoals.  


What does this mean?

Our bags use a combination of layers of activated charcoal, and bamboo charcoal which create the perfect environment for absorption of odors and unwanted smells.  The layers create multiple levels of absorption for odor elimination and prevention of any smell.