Calgon Articles

  1. Treatment Alternatives For PFCs
    7/4/2017

    Over the past two years, no groundwater issue has perhaps received as much community focus and attention as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS, often referred to as perflourinated compounds (PFCs). The U.S. EPA issued a health advisory, limiting the amount of these compounds to 70 parts/trillion which kicked off a nationwide evaluation of local water sources.

  2. How To Select The Right Activated Carbon For PFAS Removal
    6/16/2017

    No water contamination issue is grabbing more headlines these days than that of perfluorinated chemicals, commonly referred to as PFCs or PFAS. Concerns over the chemicals have sprung up all over the country, prompted by contamination from industrial wastewater and military firefighting foam. Regardless of where the issue has come up or what caused it, everyone who has been affected wants the same thing: an effective treatment solution. To discuss such a solution, Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon Corporation.

  3. PFOA Task Force - Calgon Carbon Corporation
    8/4/2016

    Behind the terrifying headlines of contaminated water exists an effective, affordable solution. No one wants to be without drinking water, yet many communities around the country are being told their water is unsafe. Watch this video to learn more.

  4. The Dangers Of Algal Toxins
    8/4/2016

    Algae is always present in surface water. However, under the right conditions Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can develop. Some HABs, such as cyanobacteria can release toxins such as microcystin that can enter public drinking water systems as well as kill other natural marine life.

  5. Did You Know - 10 Important Facts About Municipal Water Treatment, Disinfection, And Lead
    8/4/2016

    Municipal water treatment plants must disinfect the water delivered to homes and businesses.

  6. Did You Know - 10 Important Facts About Calgon Carbon Corporation And Granular Activated Carbon
    8/4/2016

    For more than 60 years, Calgon Carbon has led efforts to make drinking water safer.

  7. Calgon Carbon Activated Carbon Video
    8/3/2016

    As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, Calgon Carbon provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. This animation takes you through the process of manufacturing activated carbon.

  8. Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    8/2/2016

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  9. Calgon Carbon Reactivation Video
    8/1/2016

    After an activated carbon’s adsorptive capacity has been exhausted, it can be returned to Calgon Carbon for thermal reactivation. With high temperature reactivation followed by off-gas treatment, the adsorbed organic compounds are destroyed and reactivated carbon can be safely and cost-effectively recycled back to facilities for continued use.

  10. Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA
    7/29/2016

    PFCS are manmade fully fluorinated compounds which are not naturally found in the environment, are used in a variety of products such as fire fighting foams, coating additives as a surface-activeagent. PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) are the most commonly produced PFCs, and large amounts of PFCs have been produced during past manufacturing processes and released to the air, soil and water.