Activated Carbon

Water and Colour Treatment Application

Activated carbon is used to purify water through the process of adsorption. Contaminants and colourants within the water adhere to the porous surface of the activated carbon, allowing them to be filtered from the water. It is created by applying high heat to carbon-rich organic materials like wood, coal, petroleum pitch, willow peat, and more.

  • Proven to remove the taste and odour from water by adsorption of contaminants like methyl isoborneol and geosmin
  • Removes pesticides such as atrazine and simazine from water
  • Removes dissolved organic matter
  • Can be used in the treatment of drinking water, domestic and industrial wastewater, and in colour removal
  • Prevents chlorine and organic fouling in RO and other treatment systems

Specifications

There are several grades of activated carbon that are each best suited for particular water treatment applications. If you’re unsure of the grade you should choose or if your application isn’t listed here, contact an African Pegmatite representative who can help find the more efficient and cost-effective activated carbon grade for you.

Grade 600P

Primary application: batch and continuous water treatment

  • Medium activity
  • CTC adsorption min 40%
  • Iodine number min 600mg/g
  • Moisture content max 10%
  • Ash 15%
  • Particle size
    • 80% < 75 micron

Grade 1000A WTC

Primary application: drinking and beverage water purification, prevention of fouling in treatment systems

High-quality carbon produced from bituminous coal.

  • High activity
  • CTC adsorption min 50%
  • Iodine number min 100mg/g
  • Moisture content max 5%
  • Water soluble ash max 1%
  • Hardness min 92%
  • pH 7-8
  • Particle sizes
    • 8x16 mesh 2.36mm-1.18mm
    • 8 x 30 mesh 2.36mm-0.60mm
    • 12 x 40 mesh 1.70mm-0.42mm
    • Others sizes available on request.

W220

Primary application: process liquids treatment

Select grades of wood are treated with zinc chloride before being heated and activated. This creates an accessible pore system for high adsorption capacity.

  • High activity
  • Iodine number min 1050mg/g
  • Moisture as packed max 10%
  • pH 2-5
  • Loose packed density 300kg/m3
  • Total surface area. (N2 BET method) 1100 m2/g
  • Methylene Blue min 250mg/g
  • Ash <5%
  • Water Extractables <1%
  • Particles size analysis by wet screening
    • Max US mesh 200 (75um) 80

Grade 1100

Primary application: soft drink industry, brewing industry

Select grades of wood are treated with zinc chloride before Produced from coconut shell to create a high-quality carbon with high dichlorination efficiency. Particularly well-suited for the removal of THMs.

  • High activity
  • CTC adsorption min 55%
  • Iodine number 1050mg/g
  • Bulk density .48 - .53 g cm3
  • Moisture content max 5%
  • Hardness min 98%
  • Ash max 3%
  • Particles sizes
    • 8 x 35 mesh 2.36mm – 0.50mm
    • 8 x 30 mesh 2.36mm – 0.60mm
    • 12 x 30 mesh 1.70mm – 0.60mm

Grade 900P

Primary application: drinking water treatment, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment

Manufactured from bituminous coal. Removes taste, colour, and odour from water. Adsorbs methyl isoborneol, geosmin, atrazine, simazine, and other pesticides, contaminants, and organic matter.

  • High activity
  • CTC adsorption min 45%
  • Iodine number min 900mg/g
  • Moisture content max 5%
  • Ash max 15%
  • Particles size
    • 80% < 75micron

Data Sheets

Activated Carbon 1100     

Activated Carbon 600P

Activated Carbon 900P

Activated Carbon 1000A WTC

 

General Information

Activated carbon has been in use as a water treatment and pharmaceutical since 1500 B.C. in Egypt. During WWI, it was used in gas mask filters to help remove toxins from the air. Modern applications of activated carbon include food and pharmaceutical industries, automotive and metal finishing, soil remediation, decaffeination, and of course, water treatment. It is also used orally and intravenously as a treatment for poisoning or substance overdose in humans.

The porous structure created by applying heat to organic material provides a large surface area for the removal of contaminants from air and water. Activated carbon is heavily used in advanced water treatment and continues to facilitate the affordable purification of drinking water for developing regions all over the world. The worldwide market for activated carbon is forecast to reach $6.2 billion in 2022, which would be an increase of $3.5 billion, more than 100%, over seven years.

Different forms of activated carbon can be better suited for different applications. For instance, powder is effective in the removal of synthetic chemicals, while granulated activated carbon removes organic pollutants. Granulated carbon can also be impregnated with silver to inhibit bacterial growth that can foul up water treatment systems.

The water treatment applications of activated carbon include the treatment of polluted bodies of water. Whether by repeated pollution over a span of time or by an accident or incident that causes pollution, activated carbon can help clean the water without any damaging effects on the environment.

Packaging

Depending on the grade you need, packaging is available from 20kg bags to 500kg bags. Choose the packaging and shipping arrangement that best suits your needs, from small packaging to bulk bags or custom sizes made just for you. We can accommodate virtually any size, from one metric ton to thousands.

Convenience

We maintain competitive pricing in an effort to win and retain your business for as long as you need us. Our goal is to meet the needs of every customer, including those with special requests and demanding production schedules.

A 15-day general turnaround for manufacturing allows us to get your compounds to you as quickly as possible, so you can keep up with the demands of your business. Contact us to get in touch with a distributor in your area if you don’t have time to wait for materials.

We currently ship to 36 countries across the world and we’re happy to ship to yours, too. The dependable and professional logistics channels we have in place make it easy to offer great pricing and service regardless of your location.

African Pegmatite

With 48 years as professionals in mining and manufacturing, we have the insight, network, and experience to offer you the very best in quality, service, and efficiency. We’ve been accredited by the ISO 9001 since 2002 and have most recently met the 2015 standard.

We aim to provide the very best materials available to our customers, and become your one-stop shop for colourants, minerals, compounds, and more. Take a look at our general water filtration page to see all the other water filtration and supplementary products we have available.

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