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Why is it known as the universal adsorbent?

Activated carbon is a unique material. You can find no other materials on Earth, natural or artificial, that can do what it can do.

Unique features of Activated carbon:

  1. Has a capacity for adsorpiton of “some of almost any vapor”.
  2. Has a large capacity for organic molecules, especially solvents.
  3. Will adsorb and retain a wide variety of chemicals at the same time.
  4. Has an extremely large capacity to destroy ozone.
  5. Works well under a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions.
  6. Adsorbs odours and chemicals preferentially to moisture
  7. Can be used as a carrier of one material to attract and hold or react with another material.