We carry a broad range of premium quality Activated Carbon Products in our inventory made from various raw materials. All of our Activated Carbon products are ANSI/NSF Standard 61 certified meets applicable AWWA standards.
Activated carbon can be derived from various organic based materials such as coconut shell, coal, wood, and other raw materials. The performance of Activated Carbon depends upon the raw material used and pore structure.
These raw materials become Activated Carbon by undergoing a special hydrothermal process which involves heating the material nearly 2000˚F in a controlled environment, which is “activation.” Water vapor at high temperature chisels out tunnels in the raw material carbon, creating “pores.”
Organic compounds from liquids and gases are removed using Activated Carbon Products through “adsorption” process where contaminant molecules in liquid or air streams attracted into the surface of the pores of Activated Carbon as they flow through.
Each carbon type has it’s unique pore structure suitable for various applications.