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.

Chemviron’s product portfolio now encompasses more than 700 direct market applications, including several revolutionary industry developments such as the first use of granular activated carbon (GAC) for taste and odor removal from drinking water in the early 1960s.

Close co-operation between our application specialists, researchers and manufacturing personnel enables Chemviron to develop, produce and make use of numerous activated carbon products of different selected grades and base materials like bituminous coal and coconut. As a result, each of our activated carbon products has a different surface area, pore size distribution, size and shape. The three main physical carbon types are granular (GAC), powder (PAC) and extruded (pellets). All three types of activated carbon can have properties tailored to their intended application