Could you make a Carbon filter out of............Carbon?

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  1. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Like washing your hands, couldn't they convert the carbon to soap to catching more carbon?
     
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    One could simply spray the smoke as it leaves the smoke stack with soapy water and capture the carbon in water then it would dry up.
     
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    I just used a spray bottle to neutralize the smoke from burning paper. It appears to work, the smell of soap overpowered that of fire.
     
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    I'm thinking I'll burn some paper in a closed box with a CO2 detector inside, and see if soapy water sprayed in the box lowers the CO2 parts per cm.
     
  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    The problem with CO2 is not its smell.
     
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    If I learned anything from fight club it is that soap ingredients are combustible.

    from what I can foresee soap, carbon and alcohol should make for a a pretty slow burning object if that…
     
  12. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Here she is. My carbon filter. The smoke stack at A has a hood over it at C. The smoke goes through the carbon capturing container at B where it is sprayed with soapy water from D. The soapy water collects at the bottom of B and is re used until it is all used. The 'clean' smoke is then alowwed to leave through E.

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