animal charcoal

  1. black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment
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How To Use animal charcoal In A Sentence

  • Make a ten per cent infusion of the suspected coffee; filter it, and decolorize the solution by boiling it with a piece of animal charcoal. The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)
  • Syrups, and many animal, vegetable, and saline solutions, are decoloured or whitened by agitation with animal charcoal.
  • Animal charcoal possesses to a remarkable degree the property of removing color from solutions of animal and vegetable substances, and it is used for this purpose to a large extent by sugar refiners, who thus decolorize their dark brown sirups; in the manufacture of glucose and saccharums for brewers 'use, the concentrated solutions have to be filtered through layers of animal charcoal in order that the resulting product may be freed from color. Scientific American Supplement, No. 288, July 9, 1881
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