Using activated carbon on acids and chemicals is important in decolorizing and purifying organic acids and amino acids from processes like fermentation for example.
Specific grades of activated carbon are engineered to function in acidic chemical processes. Select activated carbons are acid washed to remove acid soluble ash in preparation for use in the acidic environments. Acids that are commonly treated are HCl, Phosphoric acid, and Sulfuric Acids.
Examples of organic acids that activated carbon can treat include:
Granular Activated Carbon
Specific grades of our Granular Activated Carbons (GAC) are specifically designed for treatment in acid applications.Learn More >>
Powdered Activated Carbon
ACTICARBONE® Wood Based Activated Carbon can be used during batch processing to decolorize product and remove impurities.Learn More >>
CCC can offer safe and economical spent carbon handling and thermal reactivation in conjunction with fresh carbon supply and provide personnel and equipment to perform the carbon exchange on a turn-key basis.Learn More >>
Calgon Carbon’s continuous ISEP® and CSEP® systems are used in many chemical processing applications for separating, recovering, purifying and synthesizing. Some of the applications include adipic, citric and lactic acid purification.Learn More >>
CCC can bundle the performance advantages of activated carbon with equipment (service or purchase) and related services, to provide full turnkey solutions. Many times the equipment will be customized to fit the requirements of the application and customer site requirements. Equipment should be evaluated with each customer to make sure the materials of construction are able to handle their specific acid environment. Thicker linings are usually used as well as special gaskets, and designs for underdrains.Learn More >>