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Bone Char 20X60 mesh-55 lb. poly sack

Quick Overview

BONE CHAR 20x60 Mesh is a unique granular natural carbon media produced from aged bones. It’s surface area and base material lends itself to the adsorption of a range of heavy metals including lead, aluminum, manganese, silver as well as non-metals such as fluoride and bromine. Can be used in numerous bone char water filter designs and in combination with standard granular activated charcoal filter.

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HEAVY METAL & FLUORIDE REMOVAL

BONE CHAR 20x60 Mesh (fine granular bone charcoal) is produced from aged bones. Can be used in numerous bone char water filter designs and in combination with standard granular activated charcoal filters. It’s surface area and base material lends itself to the adsorption of a range of toxic heavy metals including lead, aluminum, manganese, silver as well as non-metals including fluoride and bromine.

Rinse off any charcoal dust before application.

Fine Mesh Size: 20 x 60

Customers requiring larger bulk quantities (multiple 50 lb. bags) please contact us at 1-888-264-5568

Approx. 38 lbs/ cu. ft.

NOTICE: Due to the varied nature of treatment and operational procedures, we regret that we cannot make any reduction claims or warranty.


 

20x60 mesh granular bone char

GRANULAR BONE CHAR - 20x60
(Fine Mesh)


BONE CHAR 2060-BC is a Natural Carbon Media produced from aged bones. It’s surface area and base material lends itself to the adsorption of a range of metals including mercury, lead, aluminum, manganese, silver as well as non-metals such as flouride and bromine. Bone char is different from activated carbon in that it contains both carbon surface area and hydroxyapatite lattice surface area. Kosher/ ANSI 61 Certified.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Effective with heavy metals
  • Good hardness
  • Produced from aged bones for better efficiency
  • Maintains alkalinity in adsorbate
SPECIFICATIONS

 

  US Standard Mesh Size

 20 X 60
    Greater than 20  5% maximum
    Less than 60  5% maximum
   
 Surface Area (BET N2)  200 m2/gm
 Hardness Number  80 minimum
 Moisture  5% maximum as packed
 Bulk Density (lbs/ft3)  40 typical
 Acid Soluble Ash  3% typical
 pH  8 - 10 typical


This information has been gathered from the manufacturer and/ or test data, is assumed to be accurate and reliable.

BuyActivatedCharcoal.com only warrants that this product will meet the above described published specifications and makes no other warranties of any kind either expressed or implied including but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose or application. Buyer assumes all liability and risk that may arise from the use of this product.

NOTICE

Due to the varied nature of treatment and operational procedures, we regret that we cannot make any reduction claims or warranty.

 


 

Bonechar - Removal Efficiency Index of Heavy Metals*
 
Metal 

Capacity

(mg/g) 

Linear

Velocity

(m3/hr)

 Removal

Efficiency

(%)

 Aluminum  24  1  > 80
 Arenic III  30  0.5  > 80
 Arsenic V  26  0.5  > 80
 Cadmium  15  0.5  > 80
 Chromium III  15  0.5  > 80
 Chromium IV  8  0.5  ≈ 50
 Copper  50  3  > 90
 Iron  30  3  > 80
 Lead  151  3  > 90
 Manganese   50  3  > 80
 Mercury  *  0.5  ≈ 50#
 Nickle  45  3  > 90
 Silver  *  0.5  ≈ 50#
 Zinc  37  3  > 90

 

* Undetermined capacity due to the nature of adsorption, does convert to pure metal from which recovery may be possible.
 
# Highly dependent on other species in the stream.
 
All figures are subject to ongoing research and updating.
 
*Figures courtesy of Glasgow University, UK.
 

 
Bone Char

ADSORPTION of METALS
 
 
ALUMINUM Very effective in removing soluble aluminum. Adsorption influenced by pH and retention time. Best results at ph 7 or above.
 ARSENIC Largely dependent upon form of arsenic (ie. AsIII or AsV). pH has considerable influence. At low pH almost no adsorption occurs.  Affected by Protonation.
 CADMIUM Bone char is better than conventional precipitation and/or coagulation processes. Superior results in soft water. Retention time on par with aluminum.
CHROMIUM Much dependent upon form present, ie. cation or anion, and valency (chrome III or chrome VI). Chrome III adsorbs well.
 COPPER Adsorption dependent upon pH and retention time.
 IRON Dependent upon form of iron. Better results with organic iron than with inorganic. Inorganic results dependent upon valency. Short retention times suffice.
 LEAD Very effective with short retention time (ie. 1 minute or less)
 MANGANESE    Very effective. Pilot results good. Competition from other methods of oxidation.
 MERCURY Best with organic mercury. Inorganic mercury is dependent upon valency (mercury I and II). Although similar, the higher charged monatomic mercury II has a greater affinity for Bone Char than mercury I.
 NICKEL Adsorption best at higher pH. Requires high retention time. At 5 pH almost no adsorption.
 SILVER Quite rapidly adsorbed. Better at low concentrations in solute. High deposits of silver on bone char inhibit adsorption. Adsorption better at pH 5.
 ZINC                     Efficiency dictated by contact time and pH. Both pilot plant and full scale plant performance good.

ADSORPTION of NON-METALS

 BROMINE Bone Char is effective in removing free bromine. Bromine form is important too. In presence of potassium and sodium adsorption decreases.

 CHLORINE

CHLORAMINES 

Bone Char is minimally effectively in reducing chlorine or chloramine.
 COLOR Retention time required is usually about 6 – 15 minutes, dependent upon chemical make up of color. Can be used in slow sand, rapid gravity or pressure filters.
 FLUORIDE Adsorption onto Bone Char is good, but influenced by pH – better at 6.5 or lower. Concentrations of fluoride present also influences performance. Activated carbons do not effectively adsorb fluoride.
 PESTICIDES

Good at removing organo-chlorine pesticides (ie. Dieldrin, septachlor, etc.). not very good at atrazine, etc.

 

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