What role does activated carbon play in making pharmaceuticals?

Purity is absolutely vital in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Activated carbon has been known since antiquity as a powerful purification agent, making it a logical choice for use throughout all stages of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Here are just a few of its important functions.

Q. What role does activated carbon play in making pharmaceuticals?

A. Purity is absolutely vital in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Activated carbon has been known since antiquity as a powerful purification agent, making it a logical choice for use throughout all stages of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Here are just a few of its important functions:

•Removing Organic Impurities: Careful filtration through virgin activated carbon removes proteins and other bits of organic matter from pharmaceutical products.

•Decolorization: It is absolutely critical for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and patients to be able to recognize specific pharmaceuticals at a glance, but the raw materials often have significant natural color variations. Activated carbon adsorbs the compounds that cause these variations, ensuring that the final products contain only intentionally introduced colorants.

•Odor Removal: Raw materials often have a strong or unpleasant odor. Activated carbon removes the compounds responsible for unwanted odors, leaving behind a clean, fresh smell.

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