Atlas Carbon, LLC

Atlas Carbon, LLC

Atlas Carbon, LLC

Atlas Carbon, LLC is a manufacturer of activated carbon for mercury absorption. The founders of Atlas Carbon have worked together in the fields of industrial minerals and thermal processing for nearly twenty years. Atlas Carbon’s founders, in cooperation with industry partners, have pioneered a novel method of producing activated carbon. This technology, patented as the Pneumatic Flash Calciner (PFC) brings activated carbon manufacturing into the modern era. The PFC has many significant advantages over other AC production furnaces and kilns which have remained largely unchanged for decades.

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1615 Poydras Street Suite 1280 , New Orleans , Louisiana 70112-1284 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Air Pollution Treatment
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)


It all starts with PRB Coal

You get out, what you put in… PRB coal is America’s most responsibly mined, cheapest, most abundant, and most
consistent coal for producing the finest activated carbons. Atlas is well established in the very heart of PRB country, strongly focusing on quality feedstock, in response to decades of understanding carbons made from lignite – the lowest rank coal – and their inherently higher moisture and ash profiles. PRB coal is a cleaner, better option for producing activated carbon products.

PFC – Our Patented Next-Generation Process

Developed over decades, advancing science and engineering, the Atlas PFC process is transformative for activation. It is fast, produces higher yields, and establishes much greatercontrolof the finished product. We are uniquely capable of delivering a wide variety of carbons, for many end-market applications. Furthermore, delivering close to a 90% micropore ratio maximizes adsorbtion potential, putting yet more of your product to work. PFC establishes tenability, efficiency, and maximum cost-effectiveness.


Reaction kinetics play a big role in porosity development during the activation phase. The Atlas PFC design allows for rapid, thorough, and uniform activation conditions, whereas with traditional activated carbon production methods, the bulk of the hot carbon’s external surface area is in limited contact with the activation gases during much of the carbon’s furnace retention time. Our optimal process-control generates a tighter pore size distribution during carbon activation under tighter parameters, yielding a very large percentage of micropores. Micropores are predominantly responsible for adsorption and permanent mercury capture. The result: every particle of activated carbon that we produce has been designed to have achieved maximum adsorbtion capacity.

To provide reliable, high quality, and best value activated carbon products that exceed our customers’ requirements and expectations.

We produce our products in a reliable manner that is both responsible and safe to our employees, the environment, our community as well as our customers.

We will continue to innovate and revolutionize the Activated Carbon market by using our extensive engineering skills to further innovate, refine and develop our Activated Carbon products.