Lignite Base Activated Carbon Overview

Lignite coal, “often referred to as brown coal, is a soft brown combustible sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat.” (Wikipedia) It is used as a base product for the manufacture of granular activated carbon (GAC).  Compared to coal and coconut base carbons, it lighter in weight (lbs. per ft3), lower in iodine number and higher in molasses number.

Choosing Activated Carbon by Application

 Coconut BaseCoal BaseLignite
Type/ManufacturerCS1240
Calgon
OLCAW 1240
Calgon
CXMCA 1240
Jacobi
RWAC-1000
Haycarb
Aqua Knight 1240
Calgon
F-200 1240
Calgon
F-400 1240
Calgon
F400AR+/ F600AR+ 1240
Calgon
Centaur 1240
Calgon
Centaur NDS 1240
Calgon
Hemoguard 1240
Calgon
HPC Super HD 1240
Calgon
Taste & Odor
Chlorine Removal - Dechlorination
THM - Disinfection By Products
Pre-Filtration Reverse Osmosis
Pre-Filtration Demineralizer - Regenerable
PEDI - SDI Exchange Tanks
Chloramine Removal, Reduction
Color Removal
Low Level VOCs - Gasoline, Benzene, Toluene, TCE
High Level VOCs - Gasoline, Benzene, Toluene, TCE
MTBE
Kidney Dialysis
Hydrogen Sulfide
PFOA/PFOC/PFOS
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NSF Certified
SpecificationsLink to Specifications

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Benefits & Advantages

Lignite base GAC pores are large making it useful for the reduction of similarly sized contaminants such as color pigments.  Activated carbon adsorbs contaminants (adsorbates).  The adsorbates stick to the pore; they are not absorbed into the carbon.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Calgon HPC Super HD

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