Water is the source of all life – and in times of climate change and an associated growing shortage of water, it is an increasingly crucial resource that must be protected. Indeed it is needed both for private use – i.e. for drinking, heating, swimming pools and aquaria – and for industrial applications such as cooling machinery, producing medicines and chemical substrates, or for whitening sugar. Safe treatment of water and waste-water is correspondingly important, and our line-up includes several highly specialised activated carbons for the task.
Activated carbon for clean drinking water
Filtering out certain undesirable substances is an important part of most water treatment processes, for example in the production of drinking water, which is often obtained from bank filtrate or from reservoirs and river dams. Here it is important to reliably remove fertilizer residue and pollutants such as perflouroctanoic acid (PFOA), which are contained in fertilizer, and fire-fighting foam, etc., from the water, as they are potentially harmful to humans. The relevance of this topic is underlined by studies which report that concentrations of up to 500 ng/l have been detected in drinking water in the Northern Rhineland & Ruhr conurbation. This contamination has been caused by contaminated fertilisers applied to agricultural land.
To help clean this up, we can supply various activated carbons that are optimally suited to the different cleaning stages. This begins with the removal of odours and unwanted flavours and ends with the safe filtering out of hormones. The result is consistent long-term water quality – right down to the taste, which is of particular relevance to beverage producers. However, our activated carbons also help ensure constant chemical properties of the water, which is of relevance to production of medicines or chemical substrates.
Activated carbon filters for waste-waters
A similar situation applies to the treatment of waste-water because here, too, unwanted substances have to be removed from the precious raw material that is our water, including residues of medicines and fertilizers as well as hormones and industrial residues. A good example is waste-water inflow to sewage plants or landfill leachate which, if unfiltered, could pose hazards to groundwater – and thus to the extraction of safe drinking water. Above all, legal limits must be observed. These have been – and continue to be – tightened, making it a challenge to identify a filter solution that’s fit for the future.
Effective cleaning using activated carbon from CarboTech
This is where our activated carbons come in. Applying our expertise gained over many years, we can tailor them to your specific requirements, for example by impregnating them with special additives to ensure the desired cleaning effect or even – as with table or drinking water filters used in private households – inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Whether you’re a sewage plant or landfill operator, a pharmaceutical or chemical company, or a beverage or clothing manufacturer – CarboTech has the right activated carbon for every application, cleansing water of exactly those substances you no longer want to have in there. We are also the right point of contact for local authorities and will be happy to advise on selecting the right activated carbon for your application.
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