Since creating the first activated carbon products from bituminous coal in the 1940s, Calgon Carbon has been a pioneer in developing advanced products, systems and services for air and water purification. We remain the innovators of new uses for activated carbon, offering an exceptional range of applications and reactivated carbon formulations.

Our product portfolio now encompasses more than 700 direct market applications, including several revolutionary industry developments such as:

  • In the 1940s we offered coal-based activated carbon for use in military protection
  • The “Pittsburgh Pulse Bed” the first activated carbon system for sugar decolorization in the 1950s
  • The first use of granular activated carbon (GAC) for taste and odor removal from drinking water in the early 1960s
  • The original Evaporative Loss Control Device (ELCD) application in the early 1970s

In this century, we launched FLUEPAC® powdered activated carbon for treatment of mercury in flue gas streams from coal-fired electric power plants.

And, for over 15 years, our much-requested FILTRASORB® activated carbon has been treating PFAS water contaminants that you hear about in the news. With over 45 installations for PFAS removal across the United States, our complete solution includes activated carbon, equipment, on-site installation and exchange services, reactivation and financing.