Activated Carbon

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Water Treatment Activated Carbon Media is manufactured as per stringent specifications standard of ANSI/AWWA B100-09 and ASTM E11 test sieve standards. Activated carbon is used to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption. Active charcoal carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, particles such as sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odour from water. Activated Carbon is used in sand filters for Water Filtration with other water treatment filtration media products such as GravelAnthracite, Silica SandBirmPumice and Garnet.

Activated carbon is used to purify liquids and gases in a variety of applications, including municipal drinking water, food and beverage processing, odor removal, industrial pollution control.  Activated carbon is produced from carbonaceous source materials, such as coconuts, nutshells, coal, peat and wood. The primary raw material used for activated carbon is any organic material with a high carbon content. Adsorption is a process where a solid is used for removing a soluble substance from the water. In this process active carbon is the solid. Activated carbon is produced specifically so as to achieve a very big internal surface. This big internal surface makes active carbon ideal for adsorption. Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption.

Each particle, or granule, of carbon provides a large surface area, or pore structure, allowing contaminants the maximum possible exposure to the active sites within the filter media. One gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft).

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