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How To Select The Right Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Systems

Source: Calgon Carbon Corporation
How To Select The Right Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Systems

Which types of industries are the best candidates for using activated carbon in their wastewater treatment system?

Any industries that have wastewater streams should consider granular activated carbon (GAC) for treatment. The adsorptive capacities of GAC make it ideal for removing a wide variety of organic contaminants.

Activated carbon products and services are also used to decolorize chemicals such as hydrochloric acid, as well as in treatment of natural gas and other high-purity gases to remove unwanted contamination. The liquefied natural gas industry uses activated carbons to remove mercury compounds that would otherwise corrode process equipment. Activated carbons are also sold for gasoline vapor recovery equipment.