What the Heck is Activated Carbon?

Adsorption treatments using a variety of carbon products are effective against organic contaminants in wastewater and drinking water streams.

Many municipal drinking water and wastewater plants use activated carbons to purify water and air leaving the plant. Activated carbon is not a subject you learn about in school — you learn on the job.

At present, activated carbon in its various forms has more than 2,500...

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