Activated carbons for chemicals - soil remediation industry - Soil and Groundwater - Site Remediation
The range of chemicals that require purification is broad and diverse. Many raw materials and intermediate chemicals must be purified to aid in their processing. Applications that use Puragen Activated Carbons products include treating acids, dry cleaning solvents, and gas treater liquids. OxPure™ products play a key role in ensuring chemicals meet stringent technical standards. Our products enhance raw materials and/or remove colors, odors, and other impurities in final products.
What is Activated Carbon?
Activated carbon begins life as any organic material with a high natural concentration of carbon, including wood, peat, coal, or coconut husk. After being slowly heated in a low-oxygen environment to remove impurities and water, it is subjected to physical and/or chemical processing to increase its surface area and create a submicroscopic network of pores.
Through the process of adsorption, activated carbon attracts and bonds with a wide variety of compounds. It may be used alone or impregnated with specific chemicals to further improve its ability to remove targeted compounds.