Activated carbon – nature’s unique purification product

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We offer activated carbon for all liquid and gas purification processes where the adsorption capacity of activated carbon can bring strong performance.

Activated carbon is considered the world’s most powerful adsorbent Hence, it is used in a myriad of processes for purifying air, gas and water.

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Activated carbon

Drinking water, wastewater and liquid process streams may contain a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants. Activated carbon can adsorb and remove many of these pollutants in an optimal treatment process.

Producing Drinking water from ground or surface water, may require an Activated Carbon filter step, to remove substances that is not removed in coagulation or membrane/media filtration steps. Such substances could include pesticides and other harmful substances, which is effectively adsorbed by activated carbon. Similarly, water for use in industrial applications may also need purification, where activated carbon can be one of the treatment options.

Industries use water in many production processes which, to a greater or lesser extent, contaminate it and convert it into wastewater that needs to be treated before it can be discharged to nature or in the sewage system. In some cases, the water quality before the production process is not good enough, and so it is also necessary to purify the water before use.

In all these cases, the wastewater, the process streams and the drinking water contain a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants. Here, activated carbon can adsorb and remove the pollutants from the water in an optimal solution.

Alumichem´s activated carbon solutions complement the other water treatment processes and create water or drinking water of high quality:

Many contaminants from gases and air can be adsorbed and removed by activated carbon. To further improve the affinity to certain components, the activated carbon can be impregnated with chemicals.

Controlling air emissions from companies, in terms of organic and inorganic pollutants, is becoming an ever-increasing challenge. The result of these pollutants in the air may be obnoxious smells or exceeding the VOC (Volatile Organic Components) limit of the company’s environmental permits.

There may be many sources of these contaminants; they could stem from waste storage, waste treatment, wastewater treatment plants, storage tanks or industrial production.

We have solutions for all types of applications, regardless of size and purification requirements.

When biogas is to be converted to electrical energy, heat or biomethane/RNG (Renewable Natural Gas), it is necessary to treat the gas to remove all pollutants. These can include H2S, siloxanes, terpenes and the like, depending on how the gas is generated.

Removing these substances prevents gas engine problems and the gas can be upgraded to a quality of 99% CH4 (methane). This makes the gas suitable for feeding into the natural gas grid.

Alumichem offers solutions and products designed to remove pollutants in biogas:

If you want a permanent installation, Alumichem can design and install carbon filters in all sizes.

Alumichem offers recycling of used activated carbon from larger applications. In cooperation with our supplier, we collect the used carbon and send it to the nearest reactivation plant. Here, the carbon is cleaned and reactivated, so the carbon is as clean and effective as a new product. The carbon is then returned to the customer.

Reactivation of carbon makes sense for large filters, where there is an economic and environmental advantage in reactivating the filter.

Alumichem offers mobile filtration systems from very small to very large capacities.

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