Activated carbon is a 100% natural product, derived from the coconut shell, which looks like a fine, odourless, tasteless and non-toxic black powder with a characteristic porous surface, which has the ability to bind various substances that come into contact with it, either in liquid or gaseous form and always in quantities surprisingly many times its weight. 1 cubic centimetre of activated carbon has the same area as a surface area of 50,000 square metres! This powder is then placed in a plastic cartridge creating the activated carbon water filter used in various filtration devices. This powder can also be compressed and bonded with special polymers to create the solid activated carbon filter. The more we compress the activated carbon, the stronger the filter becomes. So the activated carbon filter acts like a very strong wall that the water has to pass through before it reaches our glass. As the water is forced through the filter, it is filtered out a host of harmful substances such as chlorine, chloroform, suspended particles, heavy metals and more. But apart from removing harmful substances, a key feature of the activated carbon filter is that it completely removes the unpleasant taste and odour of the water.