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API Bio-Chem Zorb® Size 4
The API Bio-Chem Zorb Size 4 is an ideally formulated aquarium product that comes with highly advanced filtration system that helps to make the aquarium water crystal clear. It is made using the right combination of pharmaceutically tested ion exchange resins, highly soluble activated carbon particles and research level natural scavenger resins.
- High end filtration
- Ion exchange resins
- Makes water crystal clear
Purpose and Benefits:
Ultimate filtration medium for crystal clear water. Bio-Chem Zorb® removes organic aquarium pollutants, including colors, odors, heavy metals and toxic gases as well as other compounds that carbon alone cannot remove. Bio-Chem Zorb® also removes light blocking impurities for improved growth of corals in saltwater and plants in freshwater aquariums.
Activated carbon, when exposed to air, represents a potential fire hazard due to a high surface area and absorption capacity. Freshly prepared material may ignite spontaneously in the presence of air especially at high humidity. Spontaneous combustion in air may occur at 90-100 deg. C. The presence of moisture in air facilitates the ignition. Drying oils and oxidizing oils promote spontaneous heating and ignition; contamination with these must be avoided. Unsaturated drying oils (linseed oil etc.) may ignite following adsorption owing to an enormous increase in the surface area of oil exposed to air; the rate of oxidation may also be catalyzed by metallic impurities in the carbon. A similar, but slower effect occurs on fibrous materials such as cotton waste. Spontaneous heating of activated carbon is related to the composition and method of preparation of the activated carbon. Free radicals, present in charcoal, are responsible for autoignition. Self-heating and autoignition may also result from adsorption of various vapors and gases (especially oxygen). For example, activated carbon auto- ignites in flowing air at 452-518 deg. C.; when the base, triethylenediamine, is adsorbed on the carbon (5%) the autoignition temperature is reduced to 230-260 deg. C.. An exotherm is produced at 230-260 deg. C., at high flow rates of air, although ignition did not occur until 500 deg. C.. Mixtures of sodium borohydride with activated carbons, in air, promote the oxidation of sodium borohydride, producing a self-heating reaction that may result in the ignition of charcoal and in the production of hydrogen through thermal decomposition of the borohydride
Avoid any contamination of this material as it is very reactive and any contamination is potentially hazardous Avoid reaction with oxidizing agents.