Using Activated Carbon to Purify Homebrewed Alcohol
Activated carbon is the common term used for a group of absorbing substances of crystalline form, having large internal pore structures that make the carbon more absorbent.
Many different materials can be activated (wood, plastic, stone and synthetic materials) without actually turning them into carbon, and one can still get the same effect. Activated carbon is the most popular and the cheapest material used in purification of alcohol, and steam-activated carbon is derived from natural raw materials.
There are hundreds of varieties of carbon on the market, but only a few are suitable for the purification of alcohol. Some types of carbon make the alcohol worse than before filtering – the reason for this is explained further on in this document.
We often speak of the absorption surface of carbon, which can vary from 400-1600 sq. meter per gram, as a measure of the effectiveness of carbon. This is incorrect. The effectiveness of carbon depends on its ability to absorb a certain substance or substances, depending on the chemical and physical properties that carbon possesses. Activated carbon can be manufactured for different purposes.
The following is the contents of this document:
- What is important for the purification of alcohol as regards carbon pores
- Carbon pores consist of
- High and Low activated carbon
- Pores in chemically activated carbon
- Steam activated carbon
- Ash content and after-treatment of activated carbon
- Effectiveness of purification and pore size
- Pore structure depends on raw materials used
- Best pore combination for the purification of home-distilled alcohol
- Problems with quality
- Does all home-distilled pure alcohol require purification with activated carbon?
- Purification with activated carbon
- What happens when carbon adsorbs impurities?
- There are 2 kinds of absorption, physical and chemical
- Three available forms of activated carbon
- Purification ability depends on many things, including
- The substances that will be absorbed depend on
- Purification methods
- Pulverized activated carbon
- Granulated activated carbon
- A filter bed of granulated activated carbon
- Method comparison
- The MTZ can be shortened by
- The filtration speed can be controlled by
- Recycling activated carbon
- There are two ways to recycle activated carbon
- Recycling with heat within the industry is done as follows
- Effectiveness can be increased significantly
- Increase the purification effect of carbon by 100%
- Increase the purification effect of carbon by 150%
- Some useful distillation tips
- Preparing the mash and getting better-tasting alcohol
- A useful distillation tip
- Mysterious bad taste in home distilled alcohol
- Cleaning of a copper still with GLASRENS
- Which Turbo Yeast’s are suitable for production of vodka?
This comprehensive book covers everything to do with using activated charcoal to purify homebrewed alcohol.Using Activated Carbon to Purify Homebrewed Alcohol,
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