Advantages and disadvantages of Carbon black

Advantages and disadvantages of Carbon black

Advantages

Carbon black is a black powder produced by the thermal decomposition of coal. Carbon black is used as a pigment, in paint and plastics. It is also a major component in the production of other carbon-based materials such as graphite and activated carbon. Carbon black is a black lumpy powder or granule used as a pigment and an additive in many products to give them coloring. They are used mainly in the production of paper, paint, rubber products, printing ink and other synthetic products, cosmetics, sealants, creams, fillers, Advantages of using carbon black: Carbon black can be used in many applications. It is an easy to use, safe and environment friendly product.

Disadvantages

Carbon black is very similar to graphite and is the general term used to describe the powdered commercial form of carbon. When fuel (such as gasoline, diesel fuel, and coal) is not burned completely, black carbon can form as a particulate air pollutant. These carbon black particles are often coated with other chemicals and are more dangerous than pure carbon black Most exposure to black carbon occurs when people breathe polluted air. Carbon black does not dissolve in water, so people are unlikely to drink it in contaminated water. Black carbon particles are heavy and quickly removed from the air. Its dust is annoying because it is black and sticky. After contact with skin or objects, it is difficult to remove it, but contact with black carbon most likely does not have serious health effects.

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