Activated Carbon

Our activated carbon products effectively remove pollutants, contaminants and other impurities from water, air, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and more.

We are a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing and sale of high-grade activated carbon used in a growing range of environmental, health, safety and industrial applications. Building on our more than 90-year history of innovative product development, we produce a diverse array of products with over 150 different activated carbon formulations engineered from a wide range of raw materials.

We offer a wide range of industry-leading activated carbon solutions, each with their own uses and applications, in three major product groups:

We complement our activated carbon products with on-site systems and services, as well as reactivation solutions, to help meet your specific needs.

Our activated carbon products are also used as colorants, carriers or catalysts in industrial processes, and the pore size distribution is highly important in most applications. Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a form of carbon that has been processed to create millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms, resulting in a dramatically increased surface area. The surface area of activated carbon makes the material suitable for adsorption, a process by which impurities are removed from fluids, vapors or gas. 

Ideally, the carbon material used should have pore sizes that are larger in size than the material it is trying to adsorb. The removed molecules are held within the carbon’s internal pore structure by Van der Waals forces, electrostatic attraction or chemisorption. The adsorption process helps carbon reduce hazardous gas, activate chemical reactions, and act as a carrier of biomass and chemicals.