For many decades activated carbon has been indispensable for treating drinking water. Alongside the ion exchanger, activated carbon plays the main role in MAVEA filter cartridges. The activated carbon used is made exclusively of coconut shells and activated – i.e. made adsorbent – via hot water vapor. The purpose of activated carbon is to adsorb substances such as chlorine which impair the smell and taste of the water.
To learn more, watch the video clip below from the Discovery Channel show “How Do They Do It?” which explains MAVEA’s sustainable method of producing activated carbon.