Charcoal: Going Beyond the Grill

What can be used for fireworks, artwork, poison removal, and filtration? Why, it’s charcoal, of course! Charcoal comes in many different types, shapes, and sizes. But one thing is for sure: it’s one of the most versatile substances on earth. That’s right, the same stuff that heats your burgers and hotdogs during summertime cookouts can be used for so much more! Here are other ways charcoal is utilized outside of the grill.

Creating Artwork

When you think of an artist crafting their masterpiece, grilling essentials probably don’t come to mind. However, artists have been using charcoal in their craft as far back as 28,000 years ago in cave paintings. Historians believe that the charcoal used to create these cave masterpieces was leftover from fires and was not intentionally made. Nowadays, many artists use charcoal as a tool to draft sketches before starting on the final work.

Treating Poison

Activated charcoal prevents the body from ingesting chemicals such as iron, boric acid, petroleum products, and even alcohol. Once ingested, the toxins bind to the porous charcoal and help the body get rid of the unwanted substances. A little activated charcoal is mixed with water and given to patients to drink, though generally only in emergency rooms. Who would have known that something you use to cook could also save your life?

Purifying Alcohol

Primarily used to filter vodka and whiskey, charcoal can be used to filter out organic impurities which affect the color, taste, and odor of alcohol. These impurities can make alcohol have a harsh smell and taste, which can be less than ideal if you are trying to make a refreshing drink. Many of the high-end vodka and whiskey brands filter their liquors through charcoal many times so that they have a smooth taste and pleasant smell. Hobbyists will often buy cheap alcohol and pour it through an activated carbon filter, in turn making a cheap liquor taste as smooth as any top-shelf bottle.

Making Fireworks

Did you know charcoal is not only used in grills on the 4th of July? It is also one of the main ingredients in crafting those beautiful explosions you see light up the sky. Charcoal is actually the most common element used in fireworks because it is one of three ingredients that make black powder, also known as gunpowder. While charcoal can be found in fireworks, we recommend that you don’t try grilling with them. You might get a little more char to your steaks than you bargained for.

Filtering Air

Yes, it’s true, the stuff that’s in that briquet you use to grill can also be used to filter out air that may be contaminated or reek of a foul odor. Activated charcoal has tons of small, low volume pores that allow it to absorb and filter more than traditional charcoal. The best part is activated charcoal is all natural, so it can filter out unwanted or harmful substances without creating more. Activated charcoal can also effectively filter out undesirable smells. Products such as the NoMO bathroom deodorizer utilizes the benefits of activated carbon and naturally filter out undesirable bathroom smells.
In short, charcoal is a wonderful substance with unparalleled versatility. It can help save lives, celebrate independence, take the bite off cheap alcohol, create wonderful works of art, and filter out bad smells or unwanted chemicals. Who would have guessed what was cooking your favorite summertime meals could be used for so much more!

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Step 1

Remove toilet seat and place inlet over screw holes.

Step 2

Install inlet and reinstall toilet seat. Then, insert the filter into the housing lid.

Step 3

Wave hand for motion sensor activation.

Frequently Asked Questions

NoMO vacuums toiler air from its inlet located directly under the toilet seat, scrubs the air in its Complex AC Filtration system, and returns purified and odor-free air to the environment.

NoMO has Touchless or Manual activation.

NoMO is powered by a rechargeable battery pack. It can operate for 2-4 months per charge with normal use.

Installation

NoMo fits most standard toilets that have a removable seat/lid.

Yes! Simply remove the lid, place the NoMO inlet on the bowl aligning the mounting holes, and reinstall the seat lid on top of the inlet.

As long as NoMO is properly installed, it will not damage your toilet.

Operation

In Manual mode, touch the Power button and NoMO will activate for a 2-minute cycle. In TouchLess mode, slowly wave your hand in front of the sensor and NoMo will activate for a 2-minute cycle.

Yes! You can activate as many consecutive 2-minute cycles as you want.

NoMO turns off automatically at the end of its 2-minute cycle.

Power

A rechargeable lithium ion battery.

In Manual Mode, NoMO’s battery lasts 120-150 cycles, which for average use would be 45-60 days. In Touchless mode, the battery lasts 90-100 cycles, which for average use would be 30-45 days.

NoMO includes a UL Listed Battery Charger that will recharge the battery in approximately 1 hour.

Maintenance

Complex Activated Charcoal.

The NoMO filter is guaranteed for life (any necessary replacements will be provided free or charge + shipping & handling).

NoMO’s high quality ABS plastic wipes clean with traditional household cleaners.

NoMO’s electronic components are protected from splashes. However, NoMO should not be submerged in water.

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