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I used normal paper from my notebook to perform filtration. The filtration is 100% perfect, but takes incredibly long to happen, because the paper is too dense. filtration isung notebook paper
I'm not planning to buy filtration papers. They're cheap, but I don't filter something every day, so they'd be laying around useless. I would prefer to be able to use some household item as a filtration paper.

One idea I had was to apply some substance on normal writing paper to make it softer.

I have tissues which are very soft, but these are too soft and will leave paper chunks in my filtrate.

Do you have any idea what should I use for filter paper, or how could I alter normal paper to suit my needs?

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    $\begingroup$ How about coffee filters? $\endgroup$ – f p Sep 1 '14 at 12:28
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    $\begingroup$ I actually originally wanted to mention these - they are expensive and we don't use them as home. $\endgroup$ – Tomáš Zato Sep 1 '14 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ If disposable coffee filters won't work (they're less than the cost of notebook paper where I'm at) then you can try paper toweling. The horrible, nonabsorbent brown paper towels that are common in labs or gas station restrooms make decent filters for larger particulate sizes, though tiny particles will pass straight through. $\endgroup$ – Jason Patterson Oct 1 '14 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ Why are you filtering chocolate ice cream? :( $\endgroup$ – xasthor Jul 23 '17 at 16:33
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Maybe your best bet is cotton wool. It is useful to keep around in a first aid kit.

A piece of cloth could stop chunks or you can use only cloth.

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    $\begingroup$ That would leave even more chunks around, wouldn't it? $\endgroup$ – Tomáš Zato Sep 1 '14 at 12:42
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I think that is paper towel is suitable for filtering. It has nearly all the properties of a filter paper.

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  • $\begingroup$ No. I tried paper towels. They are usually designed to absorb all the liquid - which is quite practical to clean spilled water, but not to filter chemicals. $\endgroup$ – Tomáš Zato Nov 16 '14 at 1:44
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I used some notebook paper and it seemed to filter quickly on occasion and slower at other times.

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