Carbon Reactivation Services
Spent granular or pelletized activated carbon can be recycled by thermal reactivation, in which the spent carbon is processed through a high temperature reactivation furnace at or above 850°C. The adsorbed organics on the carbon are thermally decomposed. The resulting gases are fed through an afterburner and a treatment system to allow emission to atmosphere in accordance with most stringent environmental regulations. Recycling by thermal reactivation is an environmentally responsible disposal method that helps to reduce CO2 emissions over the activated carbon and contributes to a sustainable use of the world’s resources.
As an environmentally responsible company, Jacobi has invested in facilities that will regenerate spent activated carbon. Our plants in Europe are strategically located to serve Western and Eastern locations to minimise transportation costs and time. Our facilities are located in:
- Jacobi Carbons Services (Europe) GmbH, Premnitz, Germany
- Jacobi Carbons SASU, Vierzon, France
With over 8000 MT of annual capacity, including the ability to perform custom reactivation for potable, food and industrial grade spent carbons, the Jacobi Carbons reactivation plants provide an effective option to media replacement.
Through both facilities, reactivated carbons that are produced through this process are available for sale under our ReSorb brand:
ReSorb SC: granular carbon specifically designed for the adsorption of low molecular weight organic compounds from liquid phase
ReSorb HC: granular carbon specifically designed for the adsorption of higher molecular weight organic compounds from liquid phase
ReSorb VT: coarse activated carbon specifically designed for the adsorption of volatile organic compounds from gas phase
ReSorb Solo: Dedicated reactivation and return of our clients’ spent activated carbons. Reactivation is done according to individual specifications agreed with our clients.