Definition of activated carbon in English:

activated carbon

(also activated charcoal)

noun

  • [mass noun] Charcoal that has been heated or otherwise treated to increase its adsorptive power.

    • ‘Activated charcoal filters used for home water treatment contain either granular activated charcoal or powdered block charcoal.’
    • ‘I think the most effective one so far has been activated carbon, and activated carbon simply works very well because the compounds are in very low concentration.’
    • ‘The Fort Wayne, Indiana, municipal treatment plant specially treats its water with activated charcoal to remove atrazine.’
    • ‘An example would be when it is known that atrazine contamination has occurred; activated carbon filtration could be used to treat the drinking water.’
    • ‘Treatment with multiple doses of activated charcoal increases the excretion of a number of drugs.’