Preserving the environment and keeping our water clean and safe are fundamental to protecting human health and preserving our planet’s future. At Chemviron, we provide a range of solutions and work with customers to mitigate the environmental impact of human activity on our valuable water resources.
Purification of Wastewater with Activated Carbon Technology
Industrial and municipal wastewaters can carry a variety of pollutants that can adversely change the ecology of rivers, streams, and lakes that they flow into and so can affect the safety and quality of surface or groundwaters.
Contaminated groundwaters through historical industrial land use, underground storage tanks, accidental spills, or discharge from landfill sites may contain non-biodegradable organic chemicals such as PFAS, pesticides, and other harmful contaminants of emerging concern that can have an environmental impact.
Adsorption onto activated carbon in granular or powder form, is a highly effective solution to remove many different organic pollutants and other contaminants from water which enables their safe discharge for environmental water and remediation treatment applications. Chemviron’s activated carbon technology makes water treatment simple, reliable and has proven to be an effective purification solution for many years.
Contact our dedicated technical services team to discuss potential treatment solutions.
Why is Chemviron the Preferred Solution Provider?
Chemviron has provided for more than 40 years, custom-designed and readily available mobile activated carbon filter solutions to meet challenging discharge requirements from a few litres per minute to hundreds of cubic metres an hour.
From the early days of skid-mounted vessels, through standard containerised units and to the current custom-designed CYCLESORB® mobile carbon filters, Chemviron has developed the capabilities to understand and meet customer expectations.
Extensive expertise and a detailed understanding of customer requirements have enabled Chemviron to provide a complete purification and recycling (reactivation) service to help operating facilities meet demanding wastewater discharge regulations.
Chemviron provides a complete package of wastewater purification solutions which include:
- Technical support to advise on the appropriate activated carbon and service solution for the application – contact a representative to find out more.
- Mobile carbon filters from the extensive range of CYCLESORB® adsorbers, available on a lease basis, promptly delivered, and easily installed on-site for immediate use.
- The provision of a high-quality activated carbon, supplied by our Company, the world’s largest producer of activated carbons, and selected for the application, which is preinstalled into the mobile carbon filter.
- Replacement of the used carbon filter with a fresh unit, removing the need for exchange of spent carbon on-site
- This spent carbon can be returned, in most cases, to one of Chemviron’s recycling facilities for reactivation and for reuse.
How is Chemviron Sustainable?
Chemviron is the world’s largest recycler (or reactivator) of activated carbons and has carbon recycling facilities across Europe. The company’s continued commitment to expanding its reactivation capabilities has enabled Chemviron to develop state-of-the-art processes to recycle activated carbons, reducing the impact of our CO2 footprint.
Through the development of such comprehensive in-house operational expertise, the carbon is then thermally recycled or reactivated via one of Chemviron’s custom designed carbon reactivation furnaces. These furnaces enable Chemviron's engineers to have high control over the process operations to enable the destruction of the adsorbed contaminants, while restoring the spent carbon to a reusable state.
Combining reactivation with Chemviron’s specially designed and high-quality activated carbons, means that customers can benefit from a cost-effective and sustainable purification solution.