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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Methods of Purification by Water Innovations, Inc.

    Carbon Filtration is used for several reasons. Its primary purpose is the reduction of chlorine to less than 0.1 ppm. Chorine can damage softener resins, reverse osmosis membranes, and mixed bed deionization resins. Activated carbon will also help control tastes and odors, provide organic and hazardous organic chemical reduction, and some particulate reduction. ...


    By Water Innovations, Inc

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Production and characterization of lignocellulosic biomass-derived activated carbon

    The goal of this work is to establish the technical feasibility of producing activated carbon from pulp mill sludges. KOH chemical activation of four lignocellulosic biomass materials, two sludges from pulp mills, one sludge for a linerboard mill, and cow manure, were investigated experimentally, with a focus on the effects of KOH/biomass ratio (1/1, 1.5/1 and 2/1), activation temperature ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toxicity reduction using powder activated Carbon

    Petroleum reserves, international politics and economic considerations are driving the domestic petrochemical industry toward heavy and sour crude slates. A consequence of the change is increased concerns related to the wastewater effluent toxicity. In 2005, a powdered activated carbon-activated sludge (PAC-AS) treatment process was installed at a petrochemical facility to reduce whole effluent ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • The Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide and Filtration with Activated Carbon

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a poisonous, highly flammable, colorless gas that is associated with a ‘rotten egg’ odor. As stated by cchealth.org, “hydrogen sulfide is created naturally by decaying organic matter and is released from sewage sludge, liquid manure, and sulfur hot springs.” It also is a by-product from industrial processes such as natural gas processing, ...


    By General Carbon Corp.

  • Sorption of metaldehyde using granular activated carbon

    In this work, the ability of granular activated carbon (GAC) to sorb metaldehyde was evaluated. The kinetic data could be described by an intra-particle diffusion model, which indicated that the porosity of the sorbent strongly influenced the rate of sorption. The analysis of the equilibrium sorption data revealed that ionic strength and temperature did not play any significant role in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Role of membranes and activated carbon in the removal of endocrine disruptors

    As part of an American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AwwaRF) research project to evaluate conventional and advanced treatment processes for the removal of endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals (Project #2758), several experiments were conducted using membranes and activated carbon. A series of dynamic flow-through membrane experiments were performed at pilot- and full-scale to ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

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