Activated Carbon Filter

Activated Carbon Filter – Industrial & Commercial

Active carbon comes in two variations: Powder Activated Carbon (PAC) and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). The GAC version is mostly used in water treatment; it can absorb the following soluble substances:

  • Adsorption of organic, non-polar substances such as:
    • Mineral oil
    • BTEX
    • Poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PACs)
    • (Chloride) phenol
  • Adsorption of halogenated substance: I, Br, Cl, H en F
  • Odor
  • Taste
  • Yeasts
  • Various fermentation products

Non-polar substances (Substances which are non soluble in water)

Applications for Activated Carbon filtration:

  • Ground water purification
  • The de-chlorination of process water
  • Water purification for swimming pools
  • The polishing of treated effluent

Depending on the type of water, suspended solids concentration, oil and grease, COD, BOD and pesticides contents, activated carbon filters are sized differently, but the basic design data to clarify natural waters is the following:

Filtration velocity 2-8 m3/h.m2
Contact time 10 -30 minutes
Diameter 50 cm to 3m
Filtration area 0,2 to 7 m2
Flow rates 10L/h 100 m3/h
Pressure ratings 4 to10 bar
Vessel Materials Epoxy-coated steel

Polyester composite

Stainless steel (on request)

Bed depth 1 meter min.
Filtration media Granular Activated Carbon
Pesticide removal
COD removal
Top manhole 2 1/2 to 6″
Accessories 5-ball or butterfly valves
Options Manometers, degaser, flowmeter
Control Automatic or manual backwash, on timer and.or differential pressure


Operation Specifications:

  • Operating pressure: 25-100 psi (1.73-6.9 bar)
  • Operating temperature: 41-122°F (5-50°C)
  • Electrical supply: 220V/1Ph/50Hz


Standard Features:

  • Time controller for backwash scheduling
  • High performance FRP tank/MSEP/SS316/SS304
  • 220V/1Ph/50Hz
  • Automatic backwash valve
  • High quality media
  • Operating pressure: 25 – 125 psi (2 – 8.6 bars)
  • Operating temperature: 350°-1000°F (20°- 380°C)
  • Flow controller to limit backwash flow


Available Options:

  • Auxiliary micro switch
  • Inlet / Outlet sample valves
  • Duplex systems
  • Vacuum breaker
  • Filters using diaphragm valves
  • Stainless steel tanks
  • Inlet / Outlet pressure gauges
  • Epoxy coated steel tanks