activated carbon Articles

  • Activated Carbon

    Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal or activated coal is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removing mercury with activated carbon

    Granular Activated carbon is effective at physically adsorbing trace components from gas streams due to its high population of micropores; however, the capacity is low. By impregnating the granular activated carbon with a compound that will chemically react with the mercury, capacity can be enhanced. It is imperative that not only must the mercury be removed to non-detectable levels but that it ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • The Many Uses of Activated Carbon

    Activated carbon is processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption. It has applications in the medical, environmental and energy realms, among others. Since 1962, ASTM Committee D28 on Activated Carbon has developed standards that play a pre-eminent role in how activated carbon is used. A D28 ...


    By ASTM International

  • What is Activated Carbon?

    Adsorption with activated carbon can apply. The more awareness people have of the Earth, the more applications activated carbons will have. is thus a commonly seen process in applications such as gas masks, space capsules, nuclear plants and so forth, in which the removal of gases is highly needed. ...


    By Cocarb

  • Fundamentals of Catalytic Activated Carbons

    Untitled Document Summary: Catalysts in water treatment speed chemical reactions so equipment can be scaled down or contact times shortened. Because the speed of a reaction ...

  • Activated Carbon to the Rescue

    Untitled Document Summary: Images of the aftermath of an emergency spill are all too familiar. The longer it takes to begin cleanup, the greater the injury to the ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Activated Carbon: What it is, how it works

    Untitled Document Summary: In the last decade public awareness and concern over the quality of drinking water has resulted in more and more consumers turning to point-of-use ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Activated Carbons and Manufactured Gas Plants

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the pros and cons related to each of these factors when using one of three accepted options in conjunction with the "hog and haul" method of remediating a site. The options are the use of (1) minimal controls, (2) extensive onsite monitoring and (3) a fabric structure with limited air testing. As we are all aware, the government continues to react to ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • Activated Carbon for Precious Metals Recovery

    Untitled Document Summary: Guidelines are presented for the selection, handling and regeneration of activated carbon used in gold recovery operations. The guidelines are based ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Top 3 Uses of Activated Carbon

    Activated carbon is an effective purifier. It is used to remove organic pollutants from different gaseous, liquid and solid substances. By removing the undesirable organic compounds, activated carbon can successfully remove the odour and taste of these compounds from a wide range of things.  Unlike other purification agents that react with organic compounds and change their nature, activated ...


    By Nichem Co.

  • Overheating Damage at Activated Carbon Filter

    At one of the DMT’s plants recently a safety incident occurred. An Activated Carbon Filter overheated due to an incorrect mode of operation, causing damage to the installation. This led to a significant financial loss including business interruption impacts. To raise awareness for correct operation of Activated Carbon Filters, DMT publishes this S.H.E. bulletin to prevent this from ...

  • Physicochemical effect of activation temperature on the sorption properties of pine shell activated carbon

    Activated carbons produced from a variety of raw materials are normally selective towards a narrow range of pollutants present in wastewater. This study focuses on shifting the selectivity of activated carbon from inorganic to organic pollutants using activation temperature as a variable. The material produced from carbonization of pine shells substrate was activated at 250°C and 850°C. Both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membrane fouling mitigation by activated carbon addition in activated sludge filtration

    Activated carbon (AC) was added into the activated sludge to alleviate membrane fouling during sludge microfiltration. The fouling mitigation profiles were evaluated at different AC sizes and doses by a single-fibre microfiltration system. It was found that the granular AC added in the sludge suspension can absorb the organic substances in the sludge in a certain level, including biopolymer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Properties of activated carbon prepared from rice husk with chemical activation

    The present work involves an investigation of the possible use of activated carbon developed from rice husk by chemical activation with zinc chloride (ZnCl2) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) under different activation conditions for the removal of phenol from artificial wastewater. The physical and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cadmium ion adsorption by amine-modified activated carbon

    Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic metals found in water and sediments. In the effort to develop an effective adsorbent for aqueous Cd removal, activated carbon (AC) was modified with an amino-terminated organosilicon (3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane, APS). Response surface methodology was used to optimize selected operational parameters of adsorption of aqueous Cd by considering a central ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon footprint of food-related activities in Finnish households

    Consumers play an important role in the food chain environmental system. However, there seem to be only few studies that have focused on food-related environmental impacts of consumer activities. This paper identifies the primary consumer activities that affect carbon footprints and their relative importance, and consumer choice in household food-related transportation, preservation and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Activated Carbon Applications Excel at PCB Removal

    TIGG’s GAC adsorption equipment is used to remove PCBs from groundwater. For more than 50 years, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects led to a North American ban of ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • Effects of Starting Material on Activated Carbon Characteristics and Performance

    Untitled Document The objective of this article is to demonstrate how the choice of starting material determines potential carbon product ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Cost effective refilling of activated carbon filter

    The leachate from a landfill in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, used to be transported by road tanker to the nearest sewage treatment plant. Since 1998 a biological treatment plant has been in operation, which has nowhandled more than 650,000 m3 of leachate, at a maximum rate of 350 m3/day. Four activated carbon filters, each filled with 20 m3, handle the residual COD load. The wastewater is fed ...


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