Activated Carbon

Our Activated carbon products are made from selected shells of coconut to ensure the highest quality during the manufacturing process. By maintaining high quality control standards, the customer is able to achieve high adsorption of their molecular impurities. Coconut carbon is especially effective in removing trace organic compounds such as pesticides.

VPA Exports has the capability to carefully control carbon properties, such as particle size distribution, as required for this application. Our products have the following advantages over many other types of carbon.

Activated Carbon is a form of carbon that is activated by a carefully controlled oxidation process to develop a porous carbon structure. The imperfect structure results in a high degree of porosity and over a broad range of pore sizes, from visible cracks and crevices to gaps and voids of molecular dimensions. The specified structure of carbon gives it a very large surface area which allows the carbon to adsorb a wide range of compounds. Activated carbon has the highest volume of adsorbing porosity of any material available to mankind.

To put this into perspective, 5gms of Activated carbon would have the surface area of a football field.

Activated carbon can be made from many substances containing high carbon content such as coconut shells, coal and wood. The raw material has a very large influence on the characteristics and performance of activated carbon and plays a major part in determining it’s ability to adsorb certain molecular species.

Forms of activated carbon:

Three main forms of activated carbon are,

  • Granular Activated Carbon – Irregular shaped particles with sizes ranging from 0.2 to 5 mm.
  • Powder Activated Carbon – Carbon with a size predominantly less than 0.21mm (70 US mesh).
  • Pelleted Activated Carbon – Extruded and cylindrical shaped with diameters from 0.8 to 5 mm.
  • In Water and Liquid applications for,

  • Municipal water treatment – taste, odour and micro pollutant removal.
  • Domestic water treatment – in-line and cartridge filters.
  • Process and Industrial water treatment – Reduction of total organic halogens (TOX), biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) and dechlorination.
  • Ground water treatment – Reduction of total organic halogens (TOX) and absorbable organic halogens (AOX).
  • Purification of edible oils and fats, alcoholic and soft drinks etc.
  • Gold mines for adsorption of metal and cyanide complexes from Carbon-in-pulp (CIP), Carbon-in-column (CIL) and heap leach circuits.
  • Swimming pools – for removal of residual ozone and control of chloramine levels.
  • In Water and Liquid applications for,

  • Air purification and environmental protection – Removal of solvents and hydrocarbons, deodorisation, air conditioning, flue gas treatment,…
  • Cleaning process gases – Removal of contaminants from hydrogen, natural gas, carbon dioxide, solvent recovery,…
  • Protection equipments – Gas masks, removal of harmful of toxic compounds, cigeratte filters,…

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