Activated Carbon Water Filter

What is Activated Carbon Filter?

Activated Carbon Filter is widely accepted system in water filtration techniques. The treated water is free from chloramines (chlorine and ammonia mixture) and organic compounds; therefore, best for discharge and production use. Activated Carbon Filter is also utilized in pre-treatment for ro water plant and dm plant as the treated water keeps these systems safe from oxidation or organic fouling.

Activated Carbon Filter Working Principle

An activated carbon filter (ACF) works on the principle of adsorption; filter medium adsorbs or reacts with a pollutant molecules then filtered water is drained out. Activated carbon which is used as medium to remove contaminants is natural material derived from coconut shell, lignite, bituminous coal etc. further, activated by chemical or steam under absence of oxygen with high temperature around 1000°C. Specific contaminants can be removed by employing blends of various carbons.

Activated Carbon Water Filter

Limitations of Activated Carbon Filter

There are some limitations of activated carbon filters (ACF); uses are limited to wastes with low organic concentrations (< 5%) and very low inorganic concentrations (< 1%). Removing highly soluble organics or those with low molecular weights are also out of their capabilities. An activated carbon filtration system is unable to remove all of contaminants; such as, microbes, sodium, fluoride and hardness from water; however, special activated carbon water treatment is necessary for removing lead and other heavy metals. In addition, disposal process of contaminated carbon is complicated if not regenerated.

Which Activated Carbon is Right For You?

There are two types of activated carbons available, Granules Activated Carbon (GAC) and Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC); choosing which one is best suitable for your application is not a difficult task. In general, Granule Activated Carbon is made by steam activation of coal and is widely used in purifying drinking water, whereas Powdered Activated Carbon is produced by steam activation of lignite coal under carefully controlled conditions and is used in treating (remove toxic organics along with BOD, COD and TOC) industrial wastewater, process water and highly contaminated municipal wastewater.

Activation Carbon Filter Design & Installation

We design, manufacture and install activated carbon filters (ACF) for industrial, commercial and domestic water treatment. Our ACFs utilize special highly activated carbons and are configured to meet industry specific requirements and flow rates. Often called pressure carbon filter (PCF), these filtration systems assure optimal carbon utilization, widely used in laboratory, commercial and industrial water treatment applications, where these units play a crucial role in pre-treatment for reverse osmosis, deionizer and softener plants. As an option, these ACFs are also fitted with steam sterilization system for regeneration of activated carbon bed.

From hundreds of nationwide installations, we have gained necessary technical experience in activated carbon filtration that makes us confident in providing you right suggestions and budgetary quotations. We assure you of competitive price, unmatched water quality and dedicated after sales support anywhere in India.

Features & Advantages
Removes odor, bad taste, chlorine and lead Can be used for pre-treatment
Available in powdered or granule carbons CTanks available in FRP or Epoxy MS
Maximum carbon utilization NABL testing certificate
Custom size configuration Manual or automatic operation

Technical Specifications

Vessel Dia (mm) 1500 1800 2100 2200 2600
Vessel Height (mm) 1800 1800 1800 2000 2000
Shell Thickness 8mm 8mm 8mm 10mm 10mm
Dish Thickness 8mm 10mm 10mm 12mm 12mm
Activated Carbon 1300 kg 1500 kg 1600 kg 1850 kg 3000 kg
Pressure Vessel MSEP (Mild Steel with epoxy)
Piping MS Rubber coated
Frontal Piping 100 Dia. 100 Dia. 125 Dia. 150 Dia. 150 Dia.
Backwash Manual backwash as standard
Collection System Header / Lateral
Type of Valve Butterfly Valve
Options - Automatic backwash controls
- pre / post- filter pressure gauges
- Air blower
- ASME stamped (steel vessels only)
- SA 516 Grade 70
- NABL Testing Certificate