Activated Carbon Cloth Cleans Up Toxic Waste

 - Nov 14, 2010
References: carbfilt & chemweb
Activated carbon cloth was developed more than three decades ago by military researchers in England. The cloth attracts contaminant molecules into its pores and was designed to protect soldiers under chemical attack.

The Carbon Filter Technology Company has refined the activated carbon cloth to remove contaminants from flowing liquids, air and even wounds. The cloth is marketed under the name Captiv8 Activated Carbon Cloth, and can be treated to absorb chemically tagged contaminants, which it breaks down into less-harmful compounds.