Allport, H. Burnham Carbon Products Division, Union Carbide Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio.
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A powdered, granular, or pelleted form of amorphous carbon characterized by very large surface area per unit volume because of an enormous number of fine pores. Activated carbon is capable of collecting gases, liquids, or dissolved substances on the surface of its pores. For many gases and liquids, the weight of adsorbed material approaches the weight of the carbon. See also: Carbon
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