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Carbolite™ Activated Carbon is a first choice in catalytic water purification
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Carbolite™ Activated Carbon is a first choice in catalytic water purification

The general degradation of water and air is increasing. It is therefore essential to be demanding in the choice of activated carbon. Carbolite™ activated charcoal guarantees this absolute necessity of the highest adsorption efficiency, the key to successful water purification. Its active physico-technical specifications clearly illustrate a large difference in quality compared to most active carbons on the market. An adsorption surface in m2/g of a quality active carbon is crucial and its negative ionic charge rate sufficient for the exchange of toxic ions is made with reference to the Van der Waals effect. It is important to change the activated carbon regularly before saturation so that organic matter, heavy metals and chemical residues continue to be neutralized as much as possible. The criterion weight of activated carbon grains 1-3 mm per liter is very important as well: the lighter it is, the higher its adsorption efficiency is high because its micro-porosity is much denser.

Carbolite™ Activated Carbon is one of the best solutions for purifying water by catalytic filtration.

Some figures attesting to the superior physico-technical quality of Carbolite™ activated carbon:

  • BET surface area (m2/g): 1100
  • Iodine number (mg/g): 1100
  • PH value: 6-9
  • Resistance to abrasion (%): 95
  • Ash content (% by weight): <3,0
  • Particle size (3.35 – 2.36 mm) (%): > 95

The very high microporous density of Carbolite™ activated carbon is certified, which guarantees its sanitary efficiency.

Carbolite™ activated carbon granules are indicated as the first choice in the treatment of water to sequester heavy metals, surfactants, phenols, and neutralize toxic molecules or ions.

Examples of Carbolite™ activated carbon use:

  • Purification of drinking water
  • Significant reduction of chlorine or chlorine
  • Depollution of groundwater
  • Treatment of wastewater discharges
  • Filtration of air
  • Specific applications in the food industry
  • Selective refinement in the chemical industry
  • Gas treatment

Activated carbon purification is often paired with a UVc ultraviolet sterilizer.
The performance of the activated carbon also depends on the temperature as well as the nature of the substances to be adsorbed.

Several parameters can influence the filtration of water in activated carbon:

  1. Types of substance to be eliminated. Substances which have a high molecular weight and low solubility will be better adsorbed.
  2. Concentration of the substances to be captured. Any high concentration of substances will require more activated carbon at shorter intervals.
  3. Problem of competition of substances between adsorption sites. Disturbance of the filtration.
  4. Low pH of the water to be treated. Easier neutralization of acidic substances.

Example of chemicals that can be adsorbed sufficiently with Carbolite™ Activated Carbon:

Deisopropyltatrazine, Linuron, Alachlor, Desethylatrazine, Malathion, Aldrin, Demeton, MCPA, Anthracene, Dibutylphthalate, Mecoprop, Atrazine, Metazachlor, Azinphos-ethyl, Dichlorobenzene, Methyl benzenamine, Bentazone, Methylnaphthalene, Biphenyl, Dichlorocresol, Methylbutane, Bipyridine, Dichlorophenol, Monuron , Ethylhexyl, Phthalate, Naphthalene, Bromacil, Dichlorophenoxy, Nitrobenzene, Bromodichloromethane, Dieldrin, Nitrophenol, Bromophenol, Diethylphthalate, Butylbenzene, Dinitrocresol, Calcium hypochlorite, Dinitrotoluene, Ozone, Carbofuran, Dinitrotoluene, Parathion, Chlorine, Diuron, Pentachlorophenol, Chlorine Dioxide , Endosulfane, Propazine, Chlorobenzene, Endrin, Simazine, Chloro-Nitrotoluene, Ethylbenzene, Terbutryne, Chlorophenol, Hezachlorobenzene, Tetrachlorethylene, Chlorotoluene, Hezachlorobutadiene, Triclopyre, Chrysene, Hexane, Trimethylbenzene, Cresol, Isodrine, Xylene, Cyanazine, Isooctane, Cyclohexane, Isoproturon , DDT, Lindane.

Numerous studies confirm a sufficiently effective neutralization of many substances by the use of Carbolite™ activated carbon type.

A “toxic cocktail effect” can actually be caused by the addition of residual chemicals in the water.

The European standards of each chemical residue in the water of the public network are globally respected. On the other hand, their addition in milligrams and in micrograms per liter demonstrates a real potentially toxic cocktail effect.

To verify this risk, add the list of published chemical residues. Obviously all the residues are never listed. It would cost a lot too much. Depending on the region in which you are located, a historical survey of agricultural and industrial activities will allow you to evaluate the missing residues!

Carbolite™ is a special activated carbon that has been perfected for the purpose of very high performance adsorption water purification.

It can be used also for air treatment but it is not its major specialty. Indeed, the technical profile of activated carbon is different. It should be noted that polyvalent universal active carbon will provide fair or poor results under certain circumstances.

To efficiently and safely produce drinking water, Carbolite™ brand active carbon is one of the best choices for all issues: quality/safety/price ratio.

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  1. Here is a useful and thoughtful exchange of comments that has been taken from the Aguagreen shop about Cintropur activated carbon;

    By Jean-Paul B. (Royan, France) on March 05, 2019 (Cintropur activated carbon):
    Cintropur activated carbon

    There are far too many fine particles of coal mixed with the pellets.

    I purged at the exit of TIO, the water seemed correct, but in my sink there was plenty of coal dust.
    I bought you a 2nd filter to put it in series after the TIO.

    The TIO at a filter of 25 microns and the 2nd 10 microns and in this 2nd now that it works I have a lot of coal dust.

    At the packaging plant they should ventilate or sift the coal granulas to avoid this inconvenience very unpleasant and expensive (installation of a 2nd filter, plus the weight of dust that is useless but that we pay .

    Response of the shop manager on March 11, 2019:

    THANK YOU for your opinion which will be of great use for all.
    TIP: Pre-rinse under the tap of the cartridge that has been refilled with new activated carbon. Turn the cartridge over and repeat the rinse. By this process a large amount of particles and dust will evacuate, the rest will amalgamate thanks to the water of the pre-rinse. When returning to service, purge again. Take the tissue test to make sure there are no more particles and dust.
    OPTIONAL: if you have a downstream filter, installing a filter sleeve of 5 or 1 micron will stop almost completely any drop.
    IMPORTANT: the finer the activated charcoal, the more effective its adsorbent power. Concern for the release of particles and dust are disadvantages that must be tamed according to the procedure described at the beginning.

    Sincerely, Dan.

    (Translated from french post)

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