Press Release

Calgon Carbon Selected For Phoenix Reactivation Project

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  06/03/2011

Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC: NYSE) announced today that the City Council of Phoenix, Arizona, (Phoenix) has selected Calgon Carbon to negotiate a contract to provide reactivation services for a ten-year period, and also includes the construction of a reactivation facility in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The reactivation facility, which would be owned and operated by Calgon Carbon, is expected to serve as a regional center, providing custom reactivation services for other municipalities that utilize GAC to treat their drinking water, including two additional cities in Arizona whose representatives served on the selection panel for the project. During the construction of the facility, Calgon Carbon would utilize its existing reactivation capacity to meet Phoenix’s requirements.

Phoenix is using GAC in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule which establishes maximum levels at which disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are permitted to be present in drinking water. The GAC removes organic compounds from the water, reducing the formation of byproducts after the addition of chlorine. The city chose this method rather than replacing chlorine with alternative disinfectants which would not be as effective in disinfection and would produce other potentially harmful byproducts. In 2009, Phoenix awarded Calgon Carbon a $14.3-million contract to provide the initial virgin carbon for its drinking water plants.

Commenting on the award, John Stanik, president and chief executive officer of Calgon Carbon, said, “We are very pleased that Calgon Carbon was selected to move forward with this project. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the city of Phoenix and the other communities that participated in the selection process.”

Mr. Stanik continued, “The adoption of reactivated carbon to treat drinking water in the U.S. is a key component of our long-term growth strategy. The city of Phoenix’s decision to reactivate its carbon confirms the use of custom reactivation as a safe, cost-effective alternative for municipalities that currently use virgin GAC.”

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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