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[Purafil, Inc.] A registered trademark for a material composed of activated carbon (100%) from coconut shells. Purakol® is available plain or impregnated with a basic hydroxide such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. Purakol® is used to improve indoor air quality by absorbing airborne pollutants, odors and particulates. Purakol® is normally sold in filter units that are incorporated in HVAC systems for dry-scrubbing air filtration. The alkaline impregnated Purakol® will absorb nitrogen oxides, chlorides, acids and hydrocarbons. A combined product of Purafil® and Purakol® will absorb and retain most contaminant gases.

Hazards and Safety

Combustible. Susceptible to biological growth.

Purafil: Product information

Additional Information

Purafil: Product information

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Product Information Comment: Purafil, 'Environmental Control for Museums, Libraries and Archival Storage Areas, Purafil, Georgia., 1800-222-6367.

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