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  • Coal Base Activated Carbon Overview

    Bituminous coal is the raw product used to manufacture granular activated carbon (GAC).  The activation process creates a porous structure within the carbon.  The surface area produced within the coal is massive and capable of removing a variety of contaminants.   Coal based GAC pores vary in size making it useful for the reduction of a wide range of contaminants regardless of their molecular size.

    To assure product consistency Calgon coal base products are reagglomerated, not direct fired (crushed, sized, baked and activated).

    Visit our PDF Library for technical specifications and product manuals on coal base activated carbon.

    Visit our SDS Library for safety data sheets on coal base activated carbon.

    Reagglomerated activated carbon manufacturing process:

    Benefits of reagglomerated process:

    Activated carbon adsorbs contaminants (adsorbates).  The adsorbates stick to the pore; they are not absorbed into the carbon.  Coal base activated carbon is an excellent general-purpose carbon.

    Why buy from UA?

    *Consult UA for information on adding hydrogen peroxide to enhance reduction of these contaminants.

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