How does activated carbon work?
Activated carbon is manufactured from charcoal in a process called activation. This process opens up the pores inside and makes the charcoal extremely porous. Just 50 grams of activated carbon have an internal surface equivalent to a surface of 10 football fields and there is 1500 g of activated carbon in the 420 Purifier. The porous structure behaves like a sponge absorbing molecules from the air. Activated carbon is able to purify smoke of many toxic substances such as ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, nitric oxides and VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) which represent a vast majority of molecules that we perceive as smell.
What is the lifespan of activated carbon filter in 420 Purifier?
Lifespan of activated carbon filter in 420 Purifier is approximately one year if the device is used on a daily basis. Of course this is just an estimate, since it can differ with how many hours per day it operates and how much smoke it filters. If 420 Purifier is only used several times a week, activated carbon can last up to three years.
Are carbon air filters safe?
Activated carbon is made from coconut shells, which are 100% natural material. Because it is activated only with the help of steam and heat, no dangerous chemical substances are used in the process. Carbon air filters therefore only absorb chemicals from the smoke, but don’t release anything back into the air.