What is Carbon Filtration?

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What is Carbon Filtration?

Did you know that the air we breathe is filled with dust, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and allergens? It’s true. These contaminants are emitted into the air and can be found in trace amounts in almost every home. 

What many people don’t realize is that these contaminants in high concentration can actually produce short-term and long-term adverse health effects if exposed to for long periods of time. Luckily, there are chemically benign compounds such as carbon that can combat these negative health effects by neutralizing these hazardous contaminants. This process of removing contaminants from the air we breathe through carbon capture is known as carbon filtration.

Carbon Filtration Overview

How exactly does this carbon filtration process work? Activated carbon or activated charcoal is very unique in its chemical structure. Carbon is extremely cavernous at the chemical level allowing the carbon to actually trap and neutralize hazardous contaminants from circulating the air. 

In principle, carbon filtration is actually a very simple process. Simply pass air containing dust, smoke, odor, VOCs and allergens through a carbon filter, allow the carbon to capture these microscopic contaminants and enjoy breathing cleaner air!

Benefits of Carbon Filtration

Carbon filtration is a natural process that leverages the natural properties of carbon, benefiting from a chemically benign process. Carbon filtration picks up where AC filters left off, removing microscopic particles such as smoke and odors.

Since the process is so simple and carbon is so abundant, carbon filtration can be an inexpensive and effective method for air purification.

Carbon Filtration Applications

Oftentimes the first application for carbon filtration that comes to mind is in the home. This is because carbon filtration systems are effective at removing common contaminants, foul odors, allergens and even cigarette smoke. However, there are many applications that you may be surprised by.

We see carbon filtration systems used in restaurants to remove smoke and kitchen odor to improve the experience for customers. In automotive shops and manufacturing facilities to remove odor and chemical contaminants in the air. Even in hookah bars and smoking lounges to improve the air quality for patrons. Once you start taking notice, you’ll find that carbon filtration systems are more present in our daily lives than you may have thought!

Next Steps

Whether you’re in the market to improve the air quality of your home or business, MatrixAir is here to help. It’s our priority to provide our clients with the highest quality residential and commercial grade air purification units. 

To do so, we manufacture all our purification systems right here in the USA, locally distributed from Newport, New Hampshire. We believe in providing a quality product to improve the quality of life for our clients. 

To learn more about MatrixAir filtration systems or for assistance finding the best system that fits your needs, call us at (603) 863-7553 or fill out our contact form.