Powdered Activated Carbon

Calgon Carbon is a world leader in powdered activated carbons (PAC), offering an exceptional range of PAC and reactivated carbon formulations engineered for the purification of air, water, and numerous industrial processes.

About our Powdered Activated Carbon

Calgon Carbon brings more than 70 years of experience in producing powdered activated carbons (PAC) specifically engineered to meet the demands of individual industrial applications. Today, Calgon Carbon is still leading the way, offering an exceptional range of powdered activated carbons that help make pure water and clean air for a better world.

From residential and municipal water treatment to pharmaceutical product purification, and from food and beverage decolorization to energy storage, and much more — Calgon Carbon delivers a wide array of custom-engineered powdered activated carbons to better meet your needs.

Features & Benefits:

Powdered activated carbons (PAC) are defined by the ASTM as particles passing through an 80-mesh sieve (0.177 mm) and smaller. Calgon Carbon Corporation manufactures many types of powdered activated carbon products, each specifically engineered to provide a unique pore structure and adsorption properties.

By varying manufacturing conditions, internal pore structures are created by imparting unique adsorption properties specific to each product type. The choice of product for a specific application will vary due to differing impurities and proprietary process conditions.

The adsorptive capacity of Calgon Carbon’s powdered activated carbon (PAC) makes it ideal for removing a variety of contaminants from water, air, liquids and gases. With efforts to be environmentally responsible, Calgon Carbon can reactivate spent Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) through thermal oxidation to make “react” PAC.

An industry leader in Powdered Activated Carbon

As one of the largest manufacturers of powdered activated carbon (PAC), Calgon Carbon backs its products with comprehensive analytical support including feasibility studies and cost evaluations, together with complete system design, service, and troubleshooting. You get the expertise of an industry leader in powdered activated carbon backed by a commitment to service you can trust.

Calgon Carbon has unmatched experience in powdered activated carbon product development, research and applications technology. That means whatever your powdered activated carbon need, Calgon Carbon has a product engineered specifically to provide a better solution.

Calgon Carbon will collaborate with you to determine the appropriate powdered activated carbon product based on your specific needs and goals. A call to Calgon Carbon to discuss application requirements will determine the optimum product selection for your application.


Mercury Removal

Industry-leading PAC products are the proven top performers in the removal of mercury.

Municipal Water Treatment

Used by governments and municipalities around the world to provide safe, clean drinking water.

Environmental Water Treatment

Cost-effective solution for treatment of industrial waste discharges and effective in the removal of numerous contaminants from groundwater.

Residential Point of Use/Entry

Last line of defense for removing harmful contaminants from drinking water.

Industrial Processes

Purification for liquid-phase applications in chemical and petroleum refining industries and for gasoline- vapor recovery equipment.

Food & Beverage

Remove impurities such as color and odor from food liquids, syrups, organic acids, amino acids, vitamins, beverage alcohols and glycerin.


Purify many products in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, including water, antibiotics, steroids, and vitamins.

Energy Storage

Carbons developed for the ultracapacitor market have been tested in full-scale production and approved by the largest ultra capacitor manufacturer.