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FAQ about CarbonFiber

What is CarbonFIiber?
In what way is CarbonFiber for water purification different from general industrial use?
What form of CarbonFiber is for water purification?
Why CarbonFiber purify the water?
In what way is CarbonFiber different from solid charcoal?
How long is a useful life span?
How can I maintain CarbonFiber?
In case of recycling, how can I store CarbonFiber?
Does it harm aquatic organism¡©
Why are fish or aquatic organisms increasing by CarbonFiber?
Is it not good if it doesn't get solar energy?
What is artificial seaweed bed?
Does CarbonFiber affect on aquatic organisms?
Which type of CarbonFiber is better for installation?
How do you install CarbonFiber?
How do you decide amounts of installation?
Do you have any method which improves the effect of water purification?
Are there any notification in the handling of CarbonFiber?
How can I waste disposal?
Is it possible to recycle used CarbonFiber?
How do I use CarbonFiber in my country?
Is it possible to deal with business?

What is CarbonFiber? More
¡¡ CarbonFiber is a ¡Èfibrous carbon substance having a fine graphite crystal structure." CarbonFiber is generally said to be a ¡Èlight, strong, corrosion-resistant¡É advanced functional material. It is widely used in diverse applications, taking advantage of its combination of properties. (ex. golf clubs, tennis racket, fishing rods, aircraft, automobiles, reinforcing material for concrete structures, etc.)

In what way is CarbonFiber for water purification different from general industrial use? More
¡¡ CarbonFiber is manufactured by carbonizing acryl fibers by a special heat treatment process (Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) type). Unlike CarbonFiber for general industrial use, CarbonFiber for use as water purification materials is given a sizing agent to lead the fibers to expand in water.

What form of CarbonFiber is for water purification? More
¡¡ CarbonFiber for water purification consists of clusters (bundles) of 12,000 ultra-fine, 7¦Ìm filaments. The appearance is one thick fiber bunch. When immersed in water, a water-soluble sizing agent dissolves, and the filaments unravel and spread. There is a large surface area by surface asperity on CarbonFiber.

Why does CarbonFiber purify the water? More
¡¡ Water quality purification using CarbonFiber adsorbed contaminants and microorganisms that decompose on the large surface of CarbonFiber. Waving CarbonFiber causes decompose pollutants. Due to swaying of CarbonFiber, microorganisms absorbed by CarbonFiber decompose pollutants, which then leads natural water purification.

In what way is CarbonFiber different from solid charcoal?
¡¡ Solid charcoal and CarbonFiber are both maked of carbon. Solid charcoal has a large surface by porous form and adsorbs various things. Those are often used as filtering media. But if solid charcoal use as a water purification material, it doesn't persist purification function for a long term. That is because solid charcoal lose surface due to contaminants and adsorbed microorganisms. CarbonFiber can keep purification function for a long term, because microorganisms continuously decompose pollutant by swinging of CarbonFiber in the water.

How long is a useful life span?
¡¡ CarbonFiber can be used for long term if it is kept in a good condition, because it doesn't deteriorate or rot. Treatment efficiency might decrease due to covering the surface of CarbonFiber by water quality variation or secular change. Thus, as a suggestion, it is better to change CarbonFiber after 3 to 5 years. With reasonable maintenance, it is possible for using of CarbonFiber for a long time.

How can I maintain CarbonFiber?
¡¡ In case a high degree of pollution or sharp water quality variations, surplus sludge such as contaminants and skeletons of microorganisms stick to CarbonFiber. That cause to decompose speed to be slow. In this case, please rince CarbonFiber in water or pull out to clean with watering. Do not scrub CarbonFiber with a scrubbing brush or give high impacts.

In case of recycling, how can I store CarbonFiber?
¡¡ When a CarbonFiber is taken off the water, please keep the CarbonFiber wet condition. If CarbonFiber is dried with microorganisms and contaminants, it will be consolidated and not be spread in the water again. Consequently, effect of purifying water will decline.

Does it harm aquatic organisms?
¡¡ CarbonFibers are carbon aggregate (a type of carbon). it is harmless to aquatic organism. If you put into your body, there is no harm and it naturally elminated from the body.

Why are fish or aquatic organisms increasing by CarbonFiber?
¡¡ CarbonFiber is composed mostly of carbon atoms and has high bioaffinity. These characteristics have a positive effect on fishes or aquatic organisms. Then bacteria and microorganisms grow and build good ecosystems. After purification, increasing microorganisms cause growing phytoplankton and small animals around CarbonFiber. Those are baited for fishes, then increasing fishes is expected.

Is it not good if it doesn't get solar energy?
¡¡ It is all right, if CarbonFiber doesn't directly get solar energy. That is because solar energy exists as electromagnetic waves. But CarbonFiber reduces its effect if something such as metal blocks electromagnetic waves.

What is artificial seaweed bed?
¡¡ Due to its high bioaffinity, CarbonFiber becomes seaweed bed for aquatic organism and fishes. Fishes preferably lay eggs on CarbonFiber. Fries use CarbonFiber as hiding places. Hence, CarbonFiber becomes artificial seaweed bed, and the artificial seaweed bed leads conservation for biodiversity.

Does CarbonFiber affect on aquatic organism?
¡¡ In the water purified by CarbonFiber, sunlight reaches to plants and that carry on photosynthesis. It helps waterweed and seaweed to grow. CarbonFiber not only go well with plants, but also seeds expect synergistic effects of resolving rock-shore denudation and purifying growth plants.

Which type of CarbonFiber is better for installation? More
¡¡ Tassel type is suitable for water purification. The textile type is suitable for bottom sediment decomposition. Tassel type CFK-1 or CFK-2 are suitable for general purposes because the amount of CarbonFiber is large. For A small aquarium, CFS-1 is suitable. Since tassel type's fiber comes loose and thin, CFH-1 is effective for the place of swift current or huge amount of aeration. CFHK (long) is suitable for sea water areas.

How do you install CarbonFiber? More
¡¡ Generally, there are several methods such as ¢£hanging with rope from the water surface, ¢£floating with floats from the bottom in the water, ¢£fixing with the frame in the water. Each method needs equipments such as rope, raft, float, and frame. In addition, we are selling the set and unit combining into those equipments.

How do you decide amounts of installation? More
¡¡ The amount of CarbonFiber in the purpose of water purification is generally determined by the weight per the quantity of water. The determinant factors are water quality, form of the place, the depth, air capacity, water flow, contact time. Please consult us for optimal design.
In the amount of installation for seaweed bed, the effect is proportionate to the amount, so please decide the amount according with your budget.

Do you have any method which improves the effect of water purification?
¡¡ The water purification speed depends on the installation environment. The effect of water purification with CarbonFiber is determined by decomposition with microorganisms attached to CarbonFiber. ¢£More CarbonFiber is added to it because effect is proportional to amount of installation. ¢£ Installing an aerator for activating microorganisms. ¢£ Generating water flow in closed water area to absorb microorganisms. ¢£Installing cyclical function of water.

Are there any notification in the handling of CarbonFiber?
¡¡ CarbonFiber in itself is light, strong and high-technology. Please avoid manufacturing as possible and do not use it except the intended use. When dealing with CarbonFiber routine application,"Handling Instructions" please read before using it.

How can I waste disposal?
¡¡ CarbonFiber water purification materials can be used for a long term, please think continuing to use or reuse it. By any possibility in case useless, you will distinguish from burnable and deal as non-burnable or industrial waste. Waste classification is "waste plastic." If your living place has local government ordinance then comply with it. Please do not incinerate disposal because CarbonFiber will not burn completely a general incinerator.

Is it possible to recycle used CarbonFiber?
¡¡ Presently CarbonFiber manufacturer is developing recycle method and establishing methods for recycle. To reuse it, it is not just disposal by landfill in the soil, but in the contaminated soil. It will improve the contaminated soil by the action of adsorbed microorganisms.

How do I use CarbonFiber in my country? More
¡¡ You can buy it at an agency in a country where has a agency contract. If there is no agency in your country, you cannot take CarbonFiber out of Japan without a permit, because CarbonFiber is a restricted import. Hence, it is necessary to get a permit from Ministry of Economy, so please contact us.

Is it possible to deal with business?
¡¡ There is a distributor or a dealership systems. If you want to have business deal, please contact us

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