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Activated Carbon

Activated carbon has long been used for the purification of water.

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Activated carbon is also known as activated charcoal, activated coal, carbo activatus or an “AC filter”. It is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.

Due to its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 500 m2 , as determined by gas adsorption. An activation level sufficient for useful application may be attained solely from high surface area; however, further chemical treatment often enhances adsorption properties.

FILTEC supplies a wide range of bulk Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter media to handle organics removal in industrial, municipal, remediation and other applications. We have an extensive line of granular activated-carbon filter media for both liquid phase and vapour phase adsorption applications.

FILTEC can supply virgin coconut activated carbon and coal-based GAC as well as reactivated carbon for various adsorption processes. Food and beverage processing requires process water with qualities different to those of incoming treated municipal water. While the incoming water is suitable for drinking it may still have components which could taint the flavour of beverages and food products or be aggressive to process equipment. FILTEC activated carbon products assist in dechlorination of water, removing taste and odour compounds and other VOC’s from feed water.

Supplied in 25kg bags

20 bags per 500kg/pallet


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