Carbon & Specialty Media
See below for our wide range of both Liquid and Vapor Media products along with our full line of Field Service Capabilities to perform both Temporary and Long Term Treatment Solutions for our Clients.
What is Activated Carbon?
Activated carbon (also called activated charcoal, activated coal or active carbon) is a very useful adsorbent. Due to their high surface area, pore structure (micro, meso, and macro), and high degree of surface reactivity, activated carbon can be used to purify, dechlorinate, deodorize and decolorize both liquid and vapor applications. Moreover, activated carbons are economical adsorbents for many industries such as water purification, food-grade products, cosmotology, automotive applications, industrial gas purification, petroleum and precious metal recovery mainly for gold. The base materials for activated carbons are coconut shell, coal or wood.
Application of Activated Carbon
Different types of activated carbon are suited for various specialized applications.
- Granulated activated carbon
- Pelletized activated carbon
- Powdered activated carbon
- Impregnated activated carbon
- Catalytic activated carbon
Each grade and size of activated carbon is application specific. Selecting the correct activated carbon product and mesh size depends on the application and contaminants you plan to remove.
- Removal of volatile organic compounds such as Benzene, TCE, and PCE.
- Hydrogen Sulfide (HS) and removal of waste gases
- Impregnated activated carbon used as a bacteria inhibitor in drinking water filters
- Removal of taste and odor causing comp
Carbon Liquid & Vapor Phase Filtration Media
|ACOL–L 60 (8x30) LIQUID PHASE ACID WASHED BITUMINOUS COAL BASE ACTIVATED CARBON
ACOL-L60 is a hard and regenerable granular activated carbon (GAC) made from select grades of bituminous coal. This highly-active granular activated carbon has been acid washed to minimize residual ash. ACOL-L60 has a high density with a large pore volume and high surface area. Its pore structure has been developed for the adsorbition of both high and low molecular weight impurities. ACOL-L60 is commonly used for purifying potable water, ground water and waste water, and a variety of decolorizing/deodorizing applications. ACOL-L60 meets AWWA B604-96 standards and Food Chemicals Codex Standards for drinking water applications and is ANSI/NSF Standard 61 certified.
|ACOL-L 60 (8x30)
|ACOL–L 60 (12x40) LIQUID PHASE ACID WASHED BITUMINOUS COAL BASE ACTIVATED CARBON
|ACOL-L60 activated carbon is made from a selected grade of bituminous coal that has been acid washed in order to create a low ash content and to provide a dust-free material. This granular activated carbon is mainly used for the purification of potable water, beverage manufacturing, treating water for kidney dialysis and hemo-dialysis, industrial waste water treatment, ground water treatment, decolorizing, deodorizing and de-oiling for the food industry. ACOL-L60 carbon meets AWWA Standards for treatment of portable drinking water and is compatible with all municipal water treatment use.
|ACOL-L 60 (12x40)
|COC–AL60 (12x40 mesh) LIQUID PHASE ACID WASHED COCONUT SHELL ACTIVATED CARBON
|COC - L60 Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is manufactured from select grades of coconut shell and acid washed to yield a high purity and low ash content. COC - L60 features a high density, large micropore volume and high surface area. It’s commonly used for beverage manufacture, dialysis, potable water, and a variety of food grade applications. In properly designed systems, COC - L60 will effectively remove chlorine, chloramines, lead, TCE, PCE, THM’s, Phenols, pesticides, detergents, unwanted taste and odor, and more. COC - L60 meets AWWA Standards, ANSI/NSF Standard 61 and Food Chemicals Codex Standards for drinking water applications
|COC-L60 (12x40) LIQUID PHASE COCONUT SHELL BASE CARBON
|COC-L60 Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is manufactured from select grades of coconut shell and features a high-density, large micropore volume and high surface area. It is commonly used for the purification of potable water, beverage manufacture, dialysis, aquarium water and a variety of food grade applications. In properly designed systems, COC-L60 will effectively remove chlorine, chloramines, lead, TCE, PCE, THMs, phenols, pesticides, detergents, taste and odor, and more. COC-L60 meets AWWA Standard B-600-74, ANSI/NSF Standard 61 and Food Chemicals Codex Standards for drinking water applications.
|COC-L60 (8x30) LIQUID PHASE COCONUT SHELL BASE CARBON
|COC-L60 granular activated carbon (GAC) is manufactured from select grades of coconut shell and features a high-density, large micropore volume and high surface area. It is commonly used for the purifi cation of potable water, beverage manufacture, dialysis, aquarium water and a variety of food grade applications. In properly designed systems, COC-L60 will eff ectively remove chlorine, chloramines, lead, TCE, PCE, THMs,1,2,3-Trichloropropane, phenols, pesticides, detergents, taste and odor, and more. COC-L60 meets AWWA Standards, ANSI/NSF Standard 61 and Food Chemicals Codex Stan-dards for drinking water applications.
Specialty Post Carbon Water Filtration Media
Liquid Phase, Zeolite
Hydrosil’s HS-100 is a granular natural zeolite. The HS-100 has a high capacity for removing ammonia from liquid phase. Zeolite filtration has also shown better performance than other medias such as sand and sand/anthracite media for particle filtration. The HS-100 is found in aquariums, residential drinking water filtration, wastewater treatment, stormwater treatment, mining trailing ponds, and agriculture industry.
What is Zeolite?
There are roughly 40 types of natural occurring zeolites in the world. Natural zeolites are formed from sedimentary rocks or volcanoes which are essentially hydrated aluminosilicate minerals. There are 150 plus types of synthetic zeolites which are artificially made for specific purposes. Synthetic zeolites are manufactured to have uniform structure. Zeolites are hard solids which have high melting points. The material is unreactive and made with naturally occurring minerals. Zeolites are used in a variety of ways including water softeners, pet litter, catalysts, concrete production, and remediation.
HS-200 (8×14, 14×40)
Liquid Phase, Pure Organoclay
Hydrosil’s HS-200 is designed to remove oil, heavy metals, and similar organics from water. The HS-200 series can remove 70% plus of its own weight in hydrocarbons; Therefore, its’ life inside a still bed is much longer than that of other filtration media such as granular activated carbon. The HS-200 series:
- Does not swell upon water exposure:
- Has more active ingredients per cubic foot than other organoclays;
- Is cost effective and environmentally sound technology;
- Does not support biological growth;
- Can be custom blended; and
- Prolongs life of activated carbon and resins thereby reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
Industries that use the HS-200 vary from environmental service companies to wastewater treatment facilities. The HS-200 is commonly used in oil water separators, frac tanks, pump and treat systems, condensate systems, stormwater run-offs, excavation and de-watering projects.
HS-250-AC Liquid Phase
50/50 Organoclay & Activated Carbon
Hydrosil’s HS-250-AC is a 50/50 blend by volume of organoclay, HS-200, and coconut shell activated carbon, HS-AC. The HS-AC is high quality carbon for liquid phase with extraordinary surface area, fine pore structure, high density, and superior hardness. Hydrosil’s HS-200 offers high removal capacity for select pollutants including fats, oils, greases and heavy metals while the HS-AC adsorbs a variety of aromatic and aliphatic compounds. The two products blended together casts a wide net to remove a handful of inorganic and organic compounds.
This HS-250-AC is effective at removing oil, heavy metals, and similar organics from water. The HS-250-AC is used in wastewater treatment, food processing plants, gold purification, and manufacturing facilities.
HS-300 Liquid Phase
The HS-300 is used to remove anionic compounds. Anionic compounds also known as anions are negatively charged ions. The surface of the HS-300 forms a surfactant bilayer which attracts ionic
species. The media is targets compounds such as phosphates, cyanides, nitrates, and sulfates. Hydrosil’s HS-300 is found in sewage treatment, healthcare industry, and wastewater treatment.
HS-600 Vapor Phase
Hydrosil’s HS-600 uses reactive chemistry to oxidize various pollutants. The HS-600 is zeolite impregnated with 6% potassium permanganate (KMnO4). Its’ high impregnated level of KMnO4 and insignificant dusting attributes make it an ideal media for gas phase filtration. The HS-600 is designed for removing acid gases, aldehydes, amines, and various hazardous air pollutants. The media is
typically used in the following industries:
- Fresh fruit and vegetable transportation
- Pulp and paper mills
- Ground water remediation
- Wastewater treatment
The media is loaded in tanks, exhaust systems, soil vapor extraction (SVE) systems, air filtration trays and modules. To see if the HS-600 removes a specific pollutant please see our Air Pollutants page, or contact a representative today.
What’s the Difference Between HS-600 and HS-400?
Potassium permanganate (chemical formula KMnO4) similar to sodium permanganate is a crystalline purple solid that dissolves in water. The chemical is a powerful oxidizer that is commonly used to kill parasites, bacterias, viruses, inorganic and organic compounds. Potassium permanganate uses include: medical use, water treatment, industrial use, analytical use, fruit preservation, and manufactured goods such as fire starters. Through oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions, KMnO4 is used in vapor control to remove harmful gases such as DCE, TCE, and styrene. Most redox reactions with potassium permanganate will not generate toxic byproducts.
HS-MT Liquid Phase
Modified Earth Blend
Hydrosil’s HS-MT for liquid phase filtration is a 50/50 blend by volume of HS-200 and modified earth with a density of 49-51 pounds per cubic foot. HS-MT is extremely effective at removing dissolved metals. Common metals found in water include nickel, cadmium, zinc, chromium, and thallium. Heavy metals are naturally occurring in the environment. Some heavy metals are essential in human
bodies when in low concentrations such as copper and zinc. However high concentrations of heavy metals can have toxic effects on humans. Heavy metals in high concentrations can be found in soil, groundwater, and surface water due to mining and industrial pollution. The HS-MT is commonly used in wastewater treatment facilities and industrial water treatment.