Process Water

Many industries and process applications depend on our granular activated carbon (GAC) to purify water in order to meet stringent industrial process requirements, including beverage production, energy, life sciences and microelectronics.


These industries rely on municipal tap water, which often contains organic contaminants. Among other things, these contaminants can negatively impact an industrial plant’s efficiency and assets, the safety of water used to treat hemodialysis patients, the purity of water required to manufacture pharmaceuticals, microelectronics and photovoltaics, and simply the taste of bottled water. 

For these critical applications, activated carbon is recognized as the most reliable and best available technology to remove organic and chemical contaminants in order to meet process water purity requirements for a wide range of applications such as:

Bottled water, beverages and breweries

Polishing, oxidation, and reduction of residual chlorine, chloramines, hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen peroxide from municipal water treatment plants.

Refineries and power plants

High purity and consistent condensate, guaranteed low silica leaching levels to eliminate heat transfer resistance in boilers, efficient removal of mineral oil from condensate, and maximized return of condensate to boiler’s feed water.

Ultrapure water

Pharmaceutical. For the removal of chlorine, chloramine and organics to help protect downstream reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and provide infection-free water for drug discovery, development and manufacturing.

Microelectronics. For the removal of particulates, ionic contaminants, inorganics and adjusts total organic carbon (TOC) levels to less than parts per billion
(ppb) levels, thereby helping customers improve yields and lower life cycle costs in the semiconductor, flat panel display and photovoltaics industries.

Hemodialysis. For the removal of organic contaminants, chlorine and chloramine from water, a critical step to providing ultrapure water for use in hemodialysis treatment for patients with compromised kidney function.

Aquaculture and mariculture

Adsorption of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), hormones and medicinal residues emanating from fish farms in freshwater and salt water environments.

Swimming pool water

Adsorption of chloramines, disinfection byproducts, and chlorine-nitrogen compounds that are irritating to swimmers (eyes, nose, breathing), and helps meet regulatory standards for potentially harmful contaminants.

Upcoming Events

Aquatech Amsterdam

Aquatech Amsterdam

October 31 - November 3, 2017
RAI Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Booth 01.328

We will be exhibiting at this world leading platform for process, drinking and wastewater. In our booth, we will feature HYDRODARCO® 4000 and NORIT® GAC 400 granular activated carbons for the removal of PFOA and PFOS from water. A technical paper will be presented entitled “Removal of PFAS from water with Activated Carbon using Rapid Column Testing” by Robbert de Graaf, PhD, R&D manager, on Nov. 1 at 4 pm in our booth. Whether source water contaminants are present in low or high concentration, alone or in combination with other contaminants, we develop activated carbons that enable potable water, wastewater, industrial process water to meet purification, performance and regulatory compliance goals.

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