030-B Activated carbon filters utilize activated carbon as their filtration medium. Activated carbon is carbon that has been processed to increase its porosity, thereby also increasing surface area and making it more effective for adsorption or other chemical reactions. Adsorption occurs when the contaminant sticks to the outer layer of the charcoal, thereby creating a film called an adsorbate.

Activated Carbon Source Materials

Activated carbon often comes from the following source materials:

  • Peat
  • Coal
  • Wood
  • Lignite
  • Nutshells
  • Petroleum pitch

Activated Carbon Forms

Activated carbon is often produced into:

  • Powders
  • Granular forms
  • Pellets

Activated Carbon Applications

Activated carbon has a range of useful industrial and commercial filtration applications for both air and liquids streams including:

  • Air filtration
  • Gas purification
  • Chemical purification
  • Water purification
  • Sewage treatment
  • Metal extraction
  • Mercury scrubbing
  • Volatile organic compound extraction
  • Medical applications

Gulf Coast Filters supplies its customers with high quality activated carbon and activated carbon filters.