Activated Carbon Applications
There are many different requirements, reasons, processes, and uses for activated carbon (activated charcoal). While the uses are quite distinctively different, the advantages are similar; environmentally friendly, resourceful, cost effective and results driven.
Whether it be a home or office water filtration system or a large scale manufacturing plant, activated carbon could be the most positive solution to your business needs.
Activated carbon is used in nearly all of New Zealand’s primary industries and for a number of different reasons.
Activated Carbon in Air and Water Purification
Air and water purification is the most commonly recognised and utilised process in residential and municipal settings. It is capable of removing unwanted odours and general gas emissions that can be harmful, unsanitary and undesirable.
Activated carbon (activated charcoal) in air or water purification devices has the capability to remove both organic and inorganic components, saving from potential harm to our environment, wildlife and people. Activated carbon is almost unrivalled in industrial settings in terms of cost-effectiveness and adsorbance.
Activated Carbon in our Food and Beverage Industry
Metal Extraction using Activated Carbon Injection (ACI)
In oil and coal-fuelled power plants, the exhaust gases naturally secrete high levels of mercury and other pollutants. In order to reduce these levels to comply with EPA standards, a process called activated carbon injection (ACI) can be used. ACI is the injection of a powdered form of activated carbon (known as PAC), which is applied to the source of the gas to absorb these heavy pollutants. The result is a physical form of waste that’s ready to safely discard.
Activated Carbon in our Cosmetic and Medical Industry
Activated carbon is used in cosmetic products because of its ability to draw out toxins, dirt and oil from the skin without damage. With the additional benefit of antibacterial properties, it is favoured in anti-aging and acne treatment products.
In a medical capacity, activated carbon (when taken correctly under medical supervision) acts as a fast and efficient therapy for many types of drug overdoses and poison consumptions. Taken orally it can impede the absorption of harmful toxins into the bloodstream.