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Activated Carbon

What is Activated Carbon?

Activated carbon (also called activated charcoal, activated coal, or active carbon) is a very useful adsorbent. Due to their high surface area, pore structure (micro, meso, and macro), and a high degree of surface reactivity, activated carbon can be used to purify, dechlorinate, deodorize and decolorize both liquid and vapor applications. Moreover, activated carbons are economical adsorbents for many industries such as water purification, food-grade products, cosmetology, automotive applications, industrial gas purification, petroleum, and precious metal recovery mainly for gold. The base materials for activated carbons are coconut shells, coal, or wood.

Activated Carbon


Usage of Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is used by industries for waste water treatment, sewage water treatment, drinking water treatment, etc. Apart from water and wastewater treatment, it is also used in flue gas treatment.

The molecule of activated carbon is able to catch the dioxins and furans by adsorption.

Equipment used for Activated Carbon Preparation

Sodimate scope of supply is as below:

Water treatment or wet system for the flue gas treatment:

  • Silo
  • Arch Breaker
  • Metering Conveyor
  • Activated Carbon Preparation Tank
  • Skid of Pump
  • Eductor, which replaces the preparation tank with the skid of the pump.

Flue gas treatment:

  • Silo
  • Arch breaker
  • Metering conveyor
  • Blower
  • Flexible hose
  • Injection lance

The equipment can be adapted to hazardous area

How does Sodimate stand out for activated carbon systems?

  • The adaptation of it facilities to the requirements and constraints of each case.
  • Equipment are custom made. Sodimate provides turnkey equipment adapted to the needs of each customer. 

Example of installation: Flue Gas Treatment at Eco-Center, Bolzano Waste Incinerator, Italy