Water is one of the raw material for chemical industry. The supply of clean, fresh water continues to be more and more constrained as populations rise and water demands grow on our planet. Activated carbon is one of the best technologies available for improving water quality.
Effluent water is often difficult to characterise, with dissolved organic compounds (often referred to as COD) and traces of toxic materials disguising the real source of the pollutant. Granular or powdered Deutschcarb® WT Series carbons are a common for effluent treatment, typically following biological treatment techniques, flocculation, and mechanical filtration. The carbon acts to adsorb residual COD and toxic materials prior to discharge.