Reactivated Carbon Reduces Municipality's Water Treatment Costs By 23%Source: Calgon Carbon Corporation
With the cost of virgin granular activated carbon (GAC) on the rise, Guilderland Water District sought an alternative source of filtration media. In this case study, you’ll learn why Guilderland converted its plant to reactivated carbon, and as a result, realized 23% cost savings while maintaining water quality requirements set forth by the EPA.
Built in 1995 in Guilderland, NY, the Guilderland Water District water treatment facility is fully automated and generates 6 MGD. In 2007, Guilderland plant officials began to look for alternative sources of filtration media due to a significant increase in the cost of the virgin granular activated carbon (GAC) it was using.