Bamboo charcoal will adsorb impurities from your tap water: chlorine, ammonia, toluene, chloramine, and other solids and gases. Lab tests also show that bamboo charcoal will adsorb pesticides and other toxins.
Adding bamboo charcoal to your drinking water will help remove impurities and improve taste. No more plastic bottles or filters. Throw your used charcoal into the compost, garden, and potted plants to reduce trash and add vital nutrients to the soil. How to Use:
Rinse 3 pieces of charcoal for one liter of water. Boil for 5 minutes. Allow to dry - best in the sun. Fill pitcher, bottle, decanter or canteen with tap water. Allow bamboo charcoal 1 hour to take effect. One hour later, drink tap water! Refill the container as needed up to 4 weeks.
When to Replace:
Everyone has different quality tap water. It is recommended that you replace your bamboo charcoal every 4 weeks for optimal results. If there is a lot of chloramine in your water, you will taste a difference when the bamboo charcoal has stopped adsorbing the chemical compound. However, many toxins in tap water do not have a notable flavor, so we suggest replacing the pieces every 4 weeks to ensure properly filtered tap water.
How bamboo charcoal works:
Bamboo charcoal's porous surface area adsorbs tap water and airborne impurities. When carbonized at high heat, tests indicate that bamboo charcoal removes chlorine, chloride, phosphorus, ammonia, toluene (alcohol), nitrogen, chloramine (ammonia and chlorine compound added to water to kill pathogens), and even toxins like pesticides that can seep into tap water. Bamboo charcoal adsorbs solids and gases, but not pathogens, so we don't recommend relying on bamboo charcoal to filter creek water while hiking.
Compared to wooden charcoal, bamboo charcoal has high adsorptive power and contains many mineral components (especially magnesium, potassium, calcium and silicic acid). The surface area of bamboo charcoal is 300 square meter per gram and the adsorption power is ten times that of wooden charcoal.
The pH value of bamboo charcoal-purified water changes from acidic to alkaline when bamboo is carbonized at a high heat. The surface area for volatile organic compound (VOC) adsorption is maximized at 800 degrees Celsius, which is the heat that we use for carbonizing our charcoal. In addition, the study stated that the "best" carbonizing temperature for reducing residual chlorine in tap water was 800 degrees Celsius.
100% bamboo charcoal | 3 months supply | 100 grams | compostable | packaged in recycled paper