Binchotan Charcoal Water Filters

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Minimum weight order is 50g. Recommended 50-60g per 1L of water.  What is Binchotan Charcoal? Tosa Binchotan, also known as shiro-zumi or white charcoal, is an activated charcoal or carbon made in the Shikoku region of Japan from 100% Ubame Oak (Quercus phillyraeoides).  It is a traditional material and widely used in Japan...
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Minimum weight order is 50g. Recommended 50-60g per 1L of water.

 What is Binchotan Charcoal?

Tosa Binchotan, also known as shiro-zumi or white charcoal, is an activated charcoal or carbon made in the Shikoku region of Japan from 100% Ubame Oak (Quercus phillyraeoides).  It is a traditional material and widely used in Japan for food preparation, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and as a smoke-free, long-burning BBQ fuel.

Applications for Binchotan Charcoal include:

Water filtration, air filter, radio frequency shielding, electromagnetic wave absorber, bathroom/cupboard/fridge deodorising and personal care products.

This process of heating and cooling carbonises the wood structure and creates countless microscopic cavities.  It is around 97% pure carbon, It adsorbs or bonds with toxins (heavy metals and chlorine) at a molecular level.  It also releases Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium.

How to use Charcoal Water Filtration:

Place the Binchotan into a water container or water bottle.  50-60g is recommended per 1 litre of water.  Fill the container with tap water.

Chlorine, metals and volatile compounds that cause odours are filtered from the water by moving through the trillions of cavities in the charcoal.

For best results leave overnight.  Though you can taste the difference after an hour.

Enjoy the water and continually top-up the container with tap water.

Every 3-4 weeks remove the Binchotan and place it in a saucepan of cold water.  Boil the water for 10 minutes.  Discard the saucepan water.  Cool down and air dry the Binchotan before placing it back into the water container and refilling it with water.

The boiling keeps the Binchotan’s pores open to maximise adsorption and removes microbes.

When to replace Binchotan Charcoal: 

After 3 months, or when the water is not as ‘fresh’ or a smell is noticeable, replace with a new piece of Kishu Binchotan.

When the microscopic pores are full they can be added to your compost or garden adding valuable carbon to the soil. 


Receiving Your Order Options and Shipping Information

Click and Collect

Same day or next day pickup is available for local orders. Pickup is from our Perth Eco and Garden Store, located at 284 Albany Highway, Victoria Park. A message will be sent to you when your order is ready for pickup. If ordered on a day the store is closed, your order will normally be ready for pickup on the first day the store is open.

Shipped Orders

Australia Post Express orders are shipped on Monday if ordered on the weekend or same day when the store is open. All Australia Post regular and courier orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday - Friday (except public holidays).

Direct Debit Orders

Orders paid by direct debit will be available for collection or shipping when payment is received in Urban Revolution's bank account.

Shipping Carriers

We use the following carriers to deliver our orders:

  • Australia Post
  • Fastways
  • Sendle
  • PEP Transport
  • Other carriers as agreed with customers to achieve the best shipping rates

Order Tracking

If a tracking # is provided by the shipping carrier, we will update your order and a message is sent to you with the tracking information. Please note that some shipping options will not have tracking numbers.

Shipping Rates

The rate charged for the shipping of your order is based on the weight or cubic weight of your products, and your location. Before the final checkout page you will be shown what the cost of shipping will be, before confirming your order.

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping for orders over $200. We want to absorb the shipping costs as much as we can for our customers. Though sometimes the cost of free shipping is way more than the products' margin. To mitigate this business impact we, regretfully, have needed to exclude certain large cubic weight items from free shipping.

Email us for a quote if you want any of these items.

Note: We can not deliver to a Post Office (PO Box) address for free shipping orders due to couriers not being able to deliver to them or the additional charges.

Bulky Items

For some items, either due to their size or surprisingly, for brooms and some garden tools due to their long handle, Australia Post won't ship so unfortunately they are only available for in store pickup. If you really, really want it shipped, send us an email and we can get a quote for a courier to deliver it to you. If you do accidentally select this item, we will contact you via email to amend or cancel your order as per your preference.

Click and Collect

Items can be picked up from our store at 284 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park, Western Australia during our normal business hours. If you accidentally select this option and happen to live interstate then we will contact you to arrange a quote for shipping or suggest some great places to visit while you are here to pick up your order. :0)

Back Orders

If an item goes on back order we will contact you to let you know and you can select to; hold the order until the product is back in stock, be refunded for the out of stock item or to receive the order with missing items. If the latter when the item becomes available we will let you know and have it ready for pickup or dispatch it. If a shipped order, you will not be charged any additional shipping for the second shipment.

Shipping Cost Calculation Errors

As wondrous as the technology used to estimate shipping costs is, there are sometimes errors resulting from weird product dimensions or just plain typos when entering all the data in the back end. Everyone likes a freebie however if on the very rare occasion that as a result of any variance, we consider the cost for us to ship your order is excessive we do reserve the right to cheerfully refund your order or agree on a shipping cost.

How To Return An Item

Your item must be in its original, unused condition to be returned, unless there is a manufacturer defect. Please return the item within 30 days of your purchase. 

1.  Please email to request a refund with reference to your order number.
2.  Mail your returned item to:
Urban Revolution Australia
Return - [Order Number]
284 Albany Hwy
Victoria Park WA 6100
3.  Include in your package a signed letter stating the reason for your return.
4.  Once we have received and inspected your returned item, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your item and let you know if the return can be accepted. 

    Return Exceptions

    Some items can not be returned. These include gift cards and some health and personal care items.  Merchandise that has been worn, used, or altered will not be accepted for return or exchange.  Sale items can only be returned if they are defective or damaged.

    Restocking Fee and Shipping Cost

    We reserve the right to charge a 10% restocking fee for returns, this will be deducted from your refund. We can not refund the original shipping costs. 


    You will not be subject to a restocking fee though will need to pay for shipping costs.

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