Calgon Articles

  1. PFOA Task Force - Calgon Carbon Corporation

    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.

  2. The Dangers Of Algal Toxins

    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.

  3. Did You Know - 10 Important Facts About Municipal Water Treatment, Disinfection, And Lead

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

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

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

  5. Calgon Carbon Activated Carbon Video

    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.

  6. Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    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.

  7. Calgon Carbon Reactivation Video

    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.

  8. Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA

    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.

  9. Switch From Virgin To Reactivated Carbon Reduces Municipality’s Water Treatment Costs

    The Town of Guilderland and its water treatment plant are located in east-central New York, approximately 7 miles northwest of Albany, and about 125 miles north of New York City. In 2010, officials for the Guilderland Water District authorized a full-scale pilot program to determine the impact on cost and water quality associated with using reactivated carbon as a filtration media instead of virgin granular activated carbon.

  10. Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation: Turning Obligation Into Opportunity In The Chemical Process Industry

    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. By Robert Deithorn, Product Market Director, Calgon Carbon Corporation