ODOR AND POLLUTANT CAPACITY CHART

KEY

4: High capacity for all materials in this category. One pound takes up about 20% to 30% of its own weight - average about 1/3. This category includes most of the odor causing substances.

3: Satisfactory capacity for all items in this category.  These constitute good applications but the capacity is not as high as for category 4.  Adsorbs about 10% to 25% of its weight - average about 1/6.

2:  Includes substances which are not highly absorbed but which might take up sufficiently to give good service under the particular conditions of operation.  These require individual checking.

1:  Adsorption capacity is low for these materials.  Activated Carbon cannot be satisfactorily used to remove them under ordinary circumstances.


SUBSTANCE INDEX        SUBSTANCE INDEX        SUBSTANCE INDEX
ACETALDEHYDE 2   ETHYL ACRYLATE    NITRO BENZENE 
ACETIC ACID 4    ETHYL ALCOHOL    NITROETHANE 4
ACETIC ANHYDRIDE 4    ETHYL AMINE   NITROGEN DIOXIDE 
ACETONE 3    ETHYL BENZENE    NITROGLYCERINE
ACETYLENE 1    ETHYL BROMINDE   NITROMETHANE 
ACIDS 3    ETHYL CHLORIDE    NITROPROPANE
ACROLEIN
1
  ETHYL ETHER    NITROTOLUENE 
ACRYALDEHYDE
 3    ETHYL FORMATE   NONANE 
 ACRYLIC ACID
 4    ETHYL MERCAPTAN   NOXIOUS GASES  
 ACRYLONITRILE  4    ETHYL SILICATE   OCTYLENE 
 ADHESIVES  4    ETHYLENE    OCTANE
 AGED MANUSCRIPTS
 4    ETHYLENE CHLORHYDRIN   ODORS 
 AIR WICK
 4    ETHYLENE DICHLORIDE   ODORANTS 
 ALCOHOL  4    ETHYLENE OXIDE   ONIONS 
 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
 4    ESSENTIAL OILS   ORGANIC CHEMICALS 
 AMINES  2   EUCALYPTOLE    OZONE 
 AMMONIA  2   EXHAUST FUMES    PACKING HOUSE ODORS 
 AMYL ACETATE
 4   FABRIC FINISHES     PAINT AND REDECORATING ODORS
 AMYL ALCOHOL
 4   FECAL ODORS    PALMATIC ACID 
 AMYL ETHER
 4   FEMALE ODORS    PAPER DETERIORATIONS 
 ANIMAL ODORS
 3   FERTILIZER    PARADICHLORBENZENE 
 ANTISEPTICS  3   FILM PROCESSING ODORS     PASTE AND GLUE
 ASPHALT FUMES
 4   FISH ODORS    PENTANE 
 AUTOMOBILE EXHAUST
 3   FLORAL SCENTS    PENTANONE 
 BACTERIA  3   FLUOROTRICHLOROMETHANE    PENTYLENE 
 BATHROOM SMELLS
 4   FOOD AROMAS     PENTYNE
 BENZENE  4   FORMALDEHYDE     PERCHLOROETHYLENE
 BLEACHING SOLUTIONS
 3    FORMIC ACID   PERFUMES, COSMETICS 
 BODY ODORS
 4   FREON    PERSPIRATION 
 BROMINE  4    FUEL GASES   PERSISTANT ODORS 
 BURNED FLESH
 4   FUMES    PET ODORS 
 BURNED FOOD
 4   GANGRENE    PHENOL 
 BURNING FAT
 4   GARLIC    PHOSGENE 
 BUTADIENE  3   GASOLINE   4   PITCH 
 BUTANE  2    HEPTANE   PLASTICS 
 BUTANONE  4   HEPTYLENE    POISON GASES 
 BUTYL ACETATE
 4   HEXANE    POPCORN AND CANDY 
 BUTYL ALCOHOL
 4   HEXYLENE    POULTRY ODORS 
 BUTYL CELLOSOLVE
 4   HEXYNE   3   PROPANE 
 BUTYL CHLORIDE
 4   HOSPITAL ODORS    PROPIONALDEHYDE 
 BUTYL ETHER
 4   HOUSEHOLD SMELLS    PROPIONIC ACID 
 BUTYLENE  2   HYDROGEN    PROPYL ALCOHOL 
 BUTYNE  2   HYDROGEN BROMIDE     PROPYL CHLORIDE
 BUTYRALDEHYDE  3    HYDROGEN CHLORIDE   PROPYL ETHER 
 BUTYRIC ACID
 4    HYDROGEN FLUORIDE   PROPYL MERCAPTAN 
 CAMPHOR  4   HYDROGEN IODIDE   3   PROPYL MERCAPTAN 
 CANCER ODOR
 4   HYDROGEN SELENIDE    PROPYLENE 
 CAPRYLIC ACID
 4   HYDROGEN SULFIDE    PROPYNE 
 CARBOLIC ACID
 4   INCENSE     PUTREFYING SUBSTANCES
 CARBON BISULFIDE
 3   INDOLE    PUTRESCINE 
 CARBON DIOXIDE
 1   INORGANIC CHEMICALS    PYRIDINE 
 CARBON MONOXIDE
 1   INCOMPLETE COMBUSTION    RADIATION PRODUCTS 

 CARBON TETRACHHLORIDE

 4   INDUSTRIAL WASTES    RANCID OILS 
CELLOSOLVE    IODINE    RESINS 
CELLOSOLVE ACETATE    IODOFORM   REODORANTS 
CHARRED MATERIALS    IRRITANTS     RIPENING FRUITS
 CHEESE    ISOPHORONE   RUBBER 
 CHEMICALS    ISOPRENE   SAUERKRAUT 
 CHLORINE   ISOPROPYL ACETATE    SEWER ODORS 
 CHLOROBENZENE    ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL   SKATOLE 
 CHLOROBUTADIENE   ISOPROPYL ETHER    SLAUGHTERING ODORS 
 CHLOROFORM  4   KEROSENE    SMOG 
 CHLORO NITROPROPANE    KITCHEN ODORS   SMOKE   4
 CHLOROPICRIN    LACTIC ACID    SOAPS  4
CIGARETTE SMOKE    LINGERING ODORS     SOLVENTS
CITRUS AND OTHER FRUITS    LIQUID FUELS     SOUR MILK
 CLEANING COMPOUNDS   LIQUOR ODORS    SPILLED BEVERAGES 
COAL SMOKE    LUBRICATING OILS AND GREASES     SPOILED FOOD STUFFS
 COMBUSTION ODORS   LYSOL     STALE ODORS
 COOKING ODORS    MASKING AGENTS    STODDARD SOLVENT
 CORROSIVE GASES   MEDICINAL ODORS    STUFFINESS 
CREOSOTE    MELONS    STYRENE MONOMER 
 CRESOLE    MENTHOL   SULFUR COMPOUNDS 
 CROTONALDEHYDE    MERCAPTANS   SULFUR DIOXIDE  
CYCLOHEXANE     MESITYL OXIDE   SULFUR TRIOXIDE 
 CYCLOHEXANOL   METHANE    SULFERIC ACID 
 CYLOHEXANONE   METHYL ACETATE    TAR 
 CYLOHEXENE    METHYL ACRYLATE   TARNISHING GASES 
DEAD ANIMALS    METHYL ALCOHOL    TETRACHLOROETHANE 
DECANE    METHYL BROMIDE    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE 
 DECAYING SUBSTANCES   METHYL BUTYL KETONE    TETRAHYDROFURAN 
DECOMPOSITION ODORS    METHYL CELLOSOLVE     THEATRICAL MAKE UP ODORS 4
 DEODORANTS   METHYL CELLOSOLVE ACETATE   TABACCO SMOKE 
 DETERGANTS   METHYL CHLORIDE    TOILET ODORS 
DIBROMETHANE     METHYL CHLOROFORM    TOLUENE
DICHLOROBENZENE    METHYL ETHER    TOLUIDINE 
 DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE   METHYL ETHYL KETONE    TRICHLORETYLENE 
DICHLOROETHANE     METHYL FORMATE   TURPENTINE 
DICHLOROTHYLENE    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE    UREA 
DICHLOROETHYL ETHER     METHYL MERCAPTAN   URIC ACID 
 DICHLOROMONOFLUORMETHANE   METHYLAL    VALERIC ACID 
 DICHLORO-NITROETHANE   METHYLCYLOHEXANE    VALERIC ALDEHYDE 
DICHLOROPROPANE     METHYLCYOHEXANOL   VAPORS 
 DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE   METHYLCYLOHEXANONE    VARNISH FUMES 
 DIESEL FUMES   METHYLENE CHLORIDE    VINEGAR 
DIETHYL AMINE    MILDEW     VINYL CHLORIDE
DIETHYL KETONE    MIXED ODORS     VIRUSES
DIMETHYLANILINE     MOLD    VOLATILE MATERIALS
DIMETHYLSULFATE     MONOCHLOROBENZENE    WASTE PRODUCTS
DIOXANE 4   MONOFLUOROTRICHLOROMETHANE 3   WATERPROOFING COMPOUNDS 4
DIPROPYL KETONE 4   MOTH BALLS 4   WOOD ALCOHOL 3
DISINFECTANTS 4   NAPHTHA (COAL TAR) 4   XYLENE 4
EMBALMING ODORS 4   NAPHTHA (PETROLEUM) 4      
ETHANE 1   NAPHTHALENE 4      
ETHER 3   NICOTINE 4      
ETHYL ACETATE 4   NITRIC ACID 3