Camilo Pagés: Thanks for your video. One question: you say 25% CaCl2 and 75% water, but
how much per gram of carbon? If I have 1 kg of carbon, how many liters of
Watch Ryder: Surely you can use soft-wood for charcoal as well???!!
mercury90hp: Im just fkn with ya.... But really, this video could have got its point
David Hall: I'm confused about the lye thing .... If we can use activated hardwood
coals to purify water it won't add harmful lye to drink like hardwood
ashes can ? for like making soap? Can you explain the difference and why
EDGEAMAKATEDIDDIOT: MARINELAND Black Diamond Carbon is the crap
mercury90hp: I wish I had a nickle for every time you said CHARKEL
Abin Oommen George: freak he is taking 8 min to explain this
Stuart Beverly: cool
John Wharton: Woody
Dan Holloway: Thank you Sir for the video and yes I do agree activated charcoal is
wonderful stuff but I am a bit concerned that your description of the
process of making it was somewhat incomplete. After reading the following
it seems to me that carbonization is also need to activate the charcoal in
addition to the chemical treatment. An ordinary household oven is not
going to be hot enough to do the job.
"Activated carbon is carbon produced from carbonaceous source materials. It
can be produced by one of the following processes.
The source material is developed into activated carbons using hot gases.
This is generally done by using one or a combination of the following
Raw material or carbonized material is exposed to oxidizing atmospheres
(oxygen or steam) at temperatures above 250 °C, usually in the temperature
range of 600–1200 °C.
Prior to carbonization, the raw material is impregnated with certain
chemicals. The chemical is typically an acid, strong base, or a salt
(phosphoric acid, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, calcium chloride,
and zinc chloride 25%). Then, the raw material is carbonized at lower
temperatures (450–900 °C). It is believed that the carbonization /
activation step proceeds simultaneously with the chemical activation.".
Refer to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_carbon
KiKi JahDore TheStylist: Thank you for this!
Abin Oommen George: what the freak is this he is wasting our time you can conclude it in 2 min
Stuart Beverly: Thank you I like the video.
Mariano Robledo Diaz: Is simple , the only question is what is the rate of charcol vesus the 75%
to 25% but haw much charcol?? 5 pounds 10 or 20 pds?
Ist Geheim: How long is this activated charcoal storable, if you keep it dry? And is
there a way to find out, wether it still has it's "activated
characteristics" or not?
Thomas Jayabhai: Thank you very much for the video which is very informative and will help
me to produce activated charcoal. Could you please tell me – suppose if I
use 250 grams of activated charcoal for filtering water which is not muddy,
how many liters of water can I filter efficiently before the charcoal
becomes weak. Thank you.
blondegaijin: what do you recommend as a cheap, reliable source of the calcium chloride?
Thanks for the great video..!!! ^_^
LIVER FLUSH MAN: Thanks for sharing and taking the time to make this video! Nice work!!!
fuckofflalready: Cool. So how does one go about making "chem"?
Daphne Fowler: Question... what about using charcoal that is already reduced... for
Then just adding the necessary chemicals and following the remaining steps.
Will it work this way?
Melvin Adkins: Also you can buy one cubic foot of it for from ninety to one hundred and
fifty bucks. One cubic foot weighs 27 pounds. A pretty good investment
considering the work that goes into making it and the quality is
guaranteed. And....that is enough to last a lifetime for the normal
dave12546: you shouldn't make videos unless you're going to explain everything to
detail, you'll just get people in a lot of trouble, what are you using for
measurements, just guessing
Cynthia Mobley: Great video! Thank you.
Melvin Adkins: FYI...there is 2 to 9 million square feet of surface area in one pound of
June Wheeler: thank you. I had no idea the different between active charcoal and raw
charcoal. thanks again
shn lj: This isn't going to be a very effective product. Commercially the raw
material (here oak) is granulated into smaller pieces and soaked in the
salt solution first. Then it is heated to at least 500C in a low oxygen
environment until carbonation is complete. High heat and low oxygen are
key. That doesn't happen in a kitchen. This process might render some
activation, but it's not going to be on par with commercially produced
stuff. 20g will treat 500L of water for example. 20g of this stuff will
Cat the HerbalPrepper: Thanks, I appreciate the video. I use activated charcoal in drawing salves,
and have been wondering how to make it if commercial resupply were not
Brian Berg: You effectively conveyed the process making activated charcoal. Your method
is in line with others I've researched and this video has made me more
confident in making my own activated carbon. That being said, your
cinematography could be better. Also you have a good speaking voice but
you should rehearse your lines. I can hear the script blowing in the wind
behind the camera.
no dillinger: i used a old lawn-mower with a fine1/4"to1/2" .grate welded on the bottom
and a 6"wide and 2'long welded above the blade well like a big cuisinart
also ran the exhaust 6' away you can add the CC while chopping the charcoal
using a by weight formula and i do over a plastic gabage bin
Camilo Garcia Benitez: Thank you
Thanks for your time, effort and sharing . Good stuff .
comfortouch: Smoldering the wood also makes a lot of ash which needs to be filtered out
of your charcoal before the activation process. To be more efficient with
your wood, you should use a wood-gas stove to make the charcoal.
Noah Plaza: DIY Active Charcoal. Lot's of vids on making charcoal, very few on making
Matthew Stone: DIY Active Charcoal. Lot's of vids on making charcoal, very few on making
craziedde1: Interesting study. And carbon probably works as good detoxifier. By
consuming all impurities. One concern would be to get it in the purest
form... cleaned and without Calcium Chloride or Zinc Chloride.
LightestNebula9: I'm sorry your first comment was flagged as spam. I'm pretty sure I wasn't
the one that did it. The charcoal should be submerged. It will soak it up
and when you check on it in the 22-24 hour time period all of the liquid
has been absorbed by the charcoal.
LightestNebula9: Really? Why did they do that? You are welcome and thanks for watching.
Tiger: Can you take bbq charcoal (like from Trader Joe's that claim it only has
Wood and starch without any chemicals) and just crush it and go directly to
the CaCl step?
Dan the man: Your dog was checking to make sure you weren't cooking up something good ha
Shawn Massey: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS PER DAY
OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL??????????????
strata g: ok mate I had suspicion that was the case (common sense kicked in that very
night) with a bit more research ive realised the solution is just a
catalyst almost, makes perfect sense, as much as I can saturate in the
solution. gotcha :-)
Mike Kennedy: is the calcium chloride a solution when you buy it or a solid?
Angie S: can i make this to filter my fish tank?
Storm Viking: Time to make some moon shine!
LightestNebula9: You're welcome.
narc2323: thank you brother you're the only one showing how its done
beinganangeltreon: Wikipedia notes that a person could measure the filtering or absorption
quality of activated carbon with a measue of how much "iodine" or
"molasses" it absorbs Have you tried that I really appreciate the video. Is
there a way to make activated carbon without CaCl? will any chloride, later
rinsed out work? like nacl?