Description: This passage is mainly about where to buy activated charcoal. In this passage, the writer tells us the differences between charcoal and activated charcoal when it comes to water purification or sanitization.
This is Morgan and this is my baby, she refuses to let me do this article without her, so it’s a very important subject to her, so when it comes to water purification, there’s the water purification method, we’re going to talk about this, there is the water purification method of charcoal sand and rocks.
Now there is a big difference between activated charcoal and charcoal, she is dying to get to this whiteboard, so we’re going to go over some of the differences here, and I’m going to get a little closer since the whiteboard is a little smaller that we’re used to, everyone can see my reflection.
So charcoal can remove chlorine, it can remove odors and it can be cooked, charcoal has a lot of positives to it, but the only way that charcoal can be made is obviously with fire, activated charcoal is what you find in your everyday water filters in your refrigerator, it is similar to every single water purification method, these days many people use an activated charcoal.
So activated charcoal removes toxins chemicals and gases, and it goes through a special process, so doing it yourself is not a hundred percent effective, then what you will get a manufacturer making it, but it will still do the basic removal of toxic chemicals and gases, and that’s amber having a ball down there, so don’t worry about it.
So the process is simple, so you make charcoal with a fire, then you powder it up, normally I think they will make it into little small chunks, but if you’re doing it by yourself, you want to make it and actual powder and then you’re going to take 25% solution of calcium chloride, and then you’re going to weigh three parts water and mix in one part calcium chloride, that’s how you make the solution.
Then you make the paste with the above, so you make the paste with the 25% solution of calcium chloride and the powdered charcoal, and then you’re going to spread the paste out to dry in the house, then you’re going to rinse it with clean water and then you’re going to bake it at 225 degrees for 30 minutes, and that’s how you will make your own activated charcoal, which is not too difficult but it is time-consuming.
There are lots of different ways to make activated charcoal too, this is one easy way that I have found, so activated charcoal and charcoal are not the same things at all, and obviously if you’re in a survival situation, all you have is charcoal rocks and sand and fire or dirt, I believe dirt will work as well if you don’t have sand around and if you want to do that.
It has to go through that little simple filtration system, sand obviously works better, but you can use dirt as well, so if you’re in a survival situation, all you have is regular charcoal, it will get rid of chlorine and odors, but the rest of the process is the sand or the dirt and then the rock is going to remove more stuff, but the activated charcoal is the way that you want to go.
You have to make it ahead of time, I’m going to survive the situation unless you stock calcium chloride or have a way to bake it at 225 degrees or dehydrated, it maybe in the Sun, if it is dehydrated in the Sun for 30 minutes, but it has to be much longer than 30 minutes, you have to consider all these things.
A lot of people get charcoal and activated charcoal, they don’t think that there’s a difference or they think that purification straws and water purification methods only take regular charcoal, but it’s activated charcoal that you’re getting a big difference.
So this is helpful and if you want to learn more, go ahead and Google it. that’s where you’re going to find a lot of information, but I want to give this quick rundown here, are you ready for your close-up?