I'm considering making the investment in scent blocking technology clothing. The two primary brands I'm aware of are Scent-Lok and and Scent-Blocker. Anyone have experience with one or both of these? I know Scent Blocker usues a charcoal activated technology, not sure what Scent-Lok uses. Right now I'm leaning towards Scent-Lok simply because the reviews on Scent-blocker clothing suggest the durability of the clothing is suspect. However I like the idea of just "throwing it in the dryer" to re-activate the charcoal.
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So where do you get a dryer that can get to 1500 degrees F without burning the garments to cinders?
Q: "I've heard it takes over 900° to reactivate a Scent-Lok suit, is that true?"
A: No. Adsorption occurs in two distinctly different ways; chemisorption and physical adsorption. In Scent-Lok garments the human odor enters the activated carbon pores and typically forms a physical bond. This bond is called van der Waals interaction and the bonds break in a household dryer allowing for another round of adsorption.
High temperatures and energy are required to break chemically bonded molecules. Chemical adsorption occurs when two molecules create a very strong covalent bond (the type of bond that creates water from hydrogen and oxygen) and needs extreme energy and heat to separate (900° and beyond) if it is even possible.
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