Definition of Activated charcoal

1. Noun. Powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons.

Exact synonyms: Activated Carbon
Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 6, C, Carbon

Definition of Activated charcoal

1. Noun. (chemistry) activated carbon ¹

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Medical Definition of Activated charcoal

1. A type of carbon produced through exposing a source material such as wood or bone to very high temperatures in the presence of steam, air or carbon monoxide. Activated carbon is very good at removing (adsorbing) contaminants and is used in water filters, to decolour solutions and is sometimes administered to poisoning victims. (15 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Activated Charcoal

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activated acetaldehyde
activated amino acid
activated atom
activated carbon
activated carboxylic acid
activated charcoal (current term)
activated choline
activated clotting time
activated complex
activated fatty acid
activated glucose
activated macrophage
activated partial thromboplastin time
activated resin
activated sludge
activated sludge method
activated sludge process
activated state

Literary usage of Activated charcoal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products: Self-Help Suggestions for by Margaret G. Thomas (1994)
"activated charcoal is a highly porous form made by heating charcoal in a ... Finely ground activated charcoal has a great deal of adsorptive surface: 1 ..."

2. Handbook of Casinghead Gas by Henry Palmer Westcott (1922)
"activated charcoal—The charcoal best suited for the successful operation of the process is made from coconut shells by the steam activation process ..."

3. Chemistry and Civilization by Allerton Seward Cushman (1920)
"It seems almost as though the activated charcoal possessed an attractive force for heavy gas ... Furnished with a gas mask containing activated charcoal, ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"All samples of HD were approximately 50 cm 1. at room temperature and were adsorbed onto 20 g of the activated charcoal. (a) When the sample of HD was ..."

5. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"Sampler: passive monitor with activated charcoal collection element. Monitors must be of known sampling rate for toluene. 2. ..."

6. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Different efficiencies of various types of activated charcoal may be traced to ... Nevertheless, the efficiency with which each batch of activated charcoal ..."

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