Activated Carbon

Water Icon stocks a range of activated carbon and can source specific grades for various different industries.  We distribute the Norit brand of carbon as we firmly believe in quality and offer our customers the best products out there.

Activated carbon is a carbonaceous adsorbent with a high internal porosity, and has a large internal surface area. Activated carbon grades have an internal surface area of 500 up to 1500 m2/g. Related to the type of application, three common types of carbon exist:

  • Powdered activated carbon
  • Granular activated carbon
  • Extruded activated carbon

Activated carbon has a number of unique characteristics namely a large internal surface area, dedicated chemical properties and good accessibility of internal pores. According to IUPAC definitions three groups of pores are distinguished:

  • Macropores
  • Mesopores
  • Micropores

Micropores usually contribute to the major part of the internal surface area. Macro and mesopores can generally be regarded as the highways into the carbon particle, and are crucial for kinetics. Macropores can be visualised using scanning electron microscopy. The pore size distribution is highly important for the practical application; the best fit depends on the compounds of interest, the matrix (gas, liquid) and treatment conditions.

The desired pore structure of an activated carbon product is attained by combining the right raw material and activation conditions.

We offer various grades of Powdered, Granular or Pelletised activated carbons in any of the below raw materials namely, Coal, Lignite, Wood, Peat, Coconut char, Olive stones

We are able to supply carbon in any quantities across a number of different industries which include:

  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Waste Water
  • Portable water
  • Gas and Air
  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Flue Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Mining
  • Reactivation
  • Catalysts

Need More Information?

If you are unsure what the best carbon solution would be for you is you can either contact us with your specific industry or else send us an inquiry answering the follow questions and we will make a suggestion:

1. What is the nature of the application, what flow needs to be treated, or is treated already?

2. What contaminant needs to be removed from what matrix?

  • For instance pesticides from potable water, or color from sugar syrup, or dioxins from flue gas, or mercury from natural gas, etcetera.

3. In what concentration is the contaminant present?

4. What is the size of the flow?

  • In m³/hr for liquid applications and in Nm³/hr for gas phase applications
  • 5. Do you use carbon already? If so, please specify.

    • Type of carbon (powdered carbon or granular carbon)
    • Supplier name/carbon type name

    If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to use our free online consulting or get in contact with one our water professionals and we will be happy to assist.
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