RE: NANFA-- activated charcoal - reactivating it

Chateau Stripmine (
Sat, 20 Jan 2001 11:34:55 -0700

I believe it requires high temperature in absence of oxygen or treatment
with concentrated acids and/or bases. All of these are outside the
capabilities of the home. Anyone else heard differently?

Carl Camper

> Is there a practical way of reactivating used "active aquarium grade
> charcoal"?
> Seems like years ago I was told you could heat it to high
> temperatures, much
> higher than available on a normal household oven.

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