The versatility of activated carbon is endless, with over 1,000 known applications in use. From gold-mining to water purification, the production of food materials and more, activated carbon can be customised to meet a vast array of specific needs.
Activated carbons are made from a variety of carbonaceous source materials - including coconut shells, peat, hard and soft wood, lignite coal and olive pit to name but just a few. However, any organic material with a high carbon content can effectively be used to create activated carbons through physical modification and thermal decomposition.
The most prevalent uses of activated carbon in today’s world revolve around the treatment of process water, industrial and commercial wastewater and air/odour abatement issues. When converted to activated carbons, carbonaceous source materials possess the ability to effectively purify and remove a vast array of contaminants from water and wastewater streams.