Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is a porous material that removes organic compounds from liquids and gases by a process known as “adsorption.” The adsorptive capacity of activated carbon makes it ideal for removing a variety of contaminants from water, air, liquids and gases.

In adsorption, organic molecules contained in a liquid or gas are attracted and bound to the surface of the pores of the activated carbon as the liquid or gas is passed through. It finds applications in pharmaceuticals, edible/nonedible oil industries, chemical industries and water purification industry.

It is available in granular, powdered, and extruded forms, made from diverse raw materials including coconut shell, various grades of coal, and wood.