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Did you know that bamboo charcoal is used dehumidify, and purify air & water? Water filters and dehumidifiers, which are energy sapping are being replaced in the homes of the eco-conscious with bamboo charcoal deodorizers.

But the question is, does the switch have enough benefits for the environment and for us in general?

Charcoal is believed to be used as an absorption material in the olden days because of the large pores on its surface. The large surface area of charcoal gives it the ability to absorb moisture, purify water, absorb any air pollutants and any other impurities that are present. One gram of charcoal is believed to have an effective surface area of 250 m2. But that’s about traditional charcoal, which is made by cutting wood. Bamboo charcoal is believed to have 4 times the surface area of traditional charcoal, which means it is more effective than traditional charcoal. The fact that it is made from bamboo makes it eco-friendly too; because bamboo is known to be the fastest growing plant on earth.

As for the air pollution caused due to the burning of charcoal, compare it with the energy sapping devices you otherwise use for dehumidifying and water purifying- the effects are almost negligible in comparison.

Using bamboo charcoal as a dehumidifier and air purifier is eco-friendly, effective and saves money.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/10/eco.charcoal/