Activated carbon is carbon that has undergone specific preparation making it highly efficient in stabilising and retaining fluids brought into contact with it.
A number of scientists have long attempted to combine carbon and silver in an effort to exploit the excellent filtration properties of activated carbon
for water treatment while avoiding bacterial contamination issues by using silver, which provides bacteriostatic effects.
These bacteriostatic properties of silver (and other heavy metals) have been recognised since ancient times as we know the Romans liked to keep their water in silver jars.
The CARTIS® process helps metallise external and internal surfaces without using any “chemical baths”, in a modular manner, while also depositing a metal coating in nanometric layers.