Press Release

Calgon Carbon to Provide Ultraviolet Disinfection to the City of Cincinnati, Ohio

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  06/28/2010

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, to provide an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system for the Richard Miller Water Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Facility. The value of the contract is $2.4 million.

Eight Sentinel® 48″ Chevron reactors (Chevron 48) are scheduled to be delivered in late 2011 and will treat up to 240 million gallons of drinking water per day. Two additional Sentinel Chevron 48 reactors have been included in plans to allow for future growth. The Chevron 48, which is Calgon Carbon’s highest flow unit in its Sentinel product line, can disinfect up to 50 million gallons of drinking water per day.

Commenting on this announcement, James A. Sullivan, Calgon Carbon’s vice president Americas operations said, “We are pleased that our Sentinel design was selected to meet the City of Cincinnati’s disinfection and compliance needs. The continued success of the Chevron 48 strengthens our position in the growing, global drinking water disinfection market.”

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Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.

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