Actually, the charcoal is not born activated. It becomes activated after undergoing a preparation process and various operations that make it porous. It is this porous structure that makes it so unique and special. Thanks to its pores, the activated carbon is capable of capturing some elements present in your water.
Activated carbon is a very good filter, absorbing all impurities from the water, heavy metals and chemical residues, such as limescale, improving the taste and removing the occasional odor. In addition to this, it releases trace elements and minerals such as magnesium and calcium that regulate and cleanse the body. It also balances the PH of the water.
Not to mention the environmental impact. When more than 90 billion of plastic water bottles are sold worldwide every year, and tap water is not to everyone’s taste, activated carbon becomes an ideal solution !
Binchotan is a Japanese activated carbon from Wakayama Prefecture. It is a great, natural and effective solution for purifying water. Handcrafted from Ubame oak wood, its manufacture requires a real know-how that is passed from generation to generation. The wood is cut, then dried for several weeks before being charred in a “Bincho” oven. After 2 days of cooking, the charcoal is extracted and cooled in a mixture of ash, earth and sand.
Binchotan activated carbon is very easy to use:
The Binchotan has a shelf life of approximately 6 months, and we advise you to boil it every 1 or 2 months to maximize its life span.
When grey stains appear on your charcoal, it is time to recycle it as fertilizer or compost!
Watch our video on how to use your activated carbon !