Jan 05

What are “Carbon Carvings”?

1. Activated carbon carvings and crafts have abundant hole-structures which make the carvings large surface area “touch the air” adequately. Activated carbon crafts can absorb impurities and purge air easily because of this special structure.activated charcoal carving for the home

2. Activated carbon carvings can have great art value because they are made by true artisans who adopted hand carving and painting techniques. It can be widely displayed in homes, hotels, offices, and automobiles.

3. Activated carbon crafts are natural environmental products and no energy is exhausted in the process of physical absorption. They will not create secondary pollution to the environment.

4. Activated carbon crafts can not only purge air, but also be “arts and crafts” lending themselves to become gifts for personal or commercial purpose.

5. Activated carbon carvings can absorb all kinds of poisonous gas in the indoor air, such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene and similar gas, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and other smog or smells, to purify the air and eliminate pollution.

6. Activated carbon crafts can prevent harm to the body created by waves coming from TV, computer and cell phone.activated charcoal carving for the car

7. Activated carbon carvings can restrain the multiplication of mildew and reach an balance to accommodate humidity as well as to prevent mold.

8. Activated carbon crafts possess minus ion purging air efficiency, which can help people to accelerate their blood cycle, ameliorate sleeping quality, eliminate tiredness and create comfortable and healthy environment for those living around the carvings.

Jun 27

Study of In-Situ Treatment Using Powder Activated Carbon Demonstrates Minimal Short- and Long-Term Effects on … – Benzinga

ESTCP Project of the Year Evaluated Benthic Community Changes in Response to the AquaBlok’s AquaGate+PAC Amendment for Contaminated Sediments

(PRWEB) June 27, 2017

According to a recent report from the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), powder activated carbon (PAC)-based materials do not have negative short- or long-term effects on benthic communities.

The ESTCP evaluated the benthic community at a site contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) located at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washing. Data was collected prior to application of the PAC-based material, AquaBlok, Ltd.’s AquaGate®+PAC product, as well as 10, 20, and 30 months after. The results showed no adverse impacts to the total abundance, taxa richness, species diversity, species evenness, species dominance, and percent abundance of the five most abundant taxa in the benthic community.

In addition, sediment profile image (SPI) surveys found no difference in the percent of stations with evidence of Stage 3 taxa in the initial, 10-month, and 21-month surveys (see photo). However, the percent of stations with Stage 3 taxa within the target area were lower in the 0.5- and 33-month surveys. While the cause of the reduction at the berthing area in the 33-month survey is unknown, it is believed to be related to physical disturbances caused by ship movement at the site, as the shipyard is an active Department of Defense (DoD) harbor. Further monitoring of the site will determine if this was the case.

Despite past studies questioning the potential negative impacts of PAC on benthic communities, this report proves otherwise. The product that was used, AquaGate®+PAC, is an aggregate core wrapped with PAC and a bentonite clay binder. The PAC material sorbs contaminants, like the PCBs found at the Bremerton site. This effectively reduces bioavailability and limits bioaccumulation of contaminants into the tissues of benthic invertebrates, such as mollusks and corals, and subsequently the food web.

According to the ESTCP report, a similar project at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco Bay resulted in an 85-90% reduction in PCB bioaccumulation in benthic invertebrates. Also mentioned in the report is the Upper Canal Creek at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, where three activated carbon materials, including AquaGate®+PAC, were used. In that project, PCB bioavailability was reduced and no significant phytotoxicity or impact or species abundance was shown.

For more information and to view the complete report, please visit https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Program-Areas/Environmental-Restoration/Contaminated-Sediments/ER-201131/ER-201131

About AquaBlok
AquaBlok, Ltd. is a manufacturing company based in Swanton, Ohio. Using its patented coating and amendment technology, AquaBlok produces low permeability and treatment materials for a range of geotechnical applications and contaminated sediment remediation projects. Product descriptions and case studies can be found at http://www.aquablok.com.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14447921.htm

Jun 21

Water expert claims CFPUA can filter GenX out of water – WECT-TV6

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) –

Robert Bowcock, who works side-by-side with environmental advocate Erin Brockovich and serves on her board’s foundation, has a long history with water treatment facilities and operations.

Bowcock founded Integrated Resource Management in California in 1997 after serving as a water utility manager as well as working for various water districts in California. He also worked for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs designing and constructing water distribution systems for the government.

Now Bowcock spends his time providing expert witness work to legal firms regarding water resource and management issues. Bowcock said city and county leaders from New Hanover County and Wilmington have been speaking with him over the last few weeks asking for advice on GenX, an unregulated chemical found in the Cape Fear River. 

Bowcock took part in the Cape Fear River Community forum Wednesday night via Skype.

“This is an extended chemical spill,” said Bowcock Wednesday by phone from his office in California. “Chemours should go to jail for this. They knew about it and still made the decision to discharge it.”

Chemours announced Tuesday that it will take additional steps to capture and dispose of all waste water containing GenX at its Fayetteville plant.

While many have said reverse osmosis is the only way to remove the chemical from the water, Bowcock says he knows another method that could remove GenX when the water is treated at CFPUA’s plant. 

“Contrary to what people have been talking about, this doesn’t require reverse osmosis to get out,” said Bowcock. He says CFPUA has a filter known as Bio-Gac, which, according to Bowcock, uses granular activated carbon to remove dissolved organics from drinking water.

Bowcock says CFPUA’s facility is set up to simply change the filter to an activated Bituminous Coal filter, which would remove Gen-x from the systems.  

“It would literally take no time to change these filters,” said Bowcock. “But, it will take months to come out of the river, even longer to come out of the pipes, distribution center or your houses,  where GenX is built up in sledge in your water heaters and every single appliance you own.”

Bowcock plans to come to Wilmington next week to continue to investigate and seek answers from officials.

“I’d like to get into Wilmington, roll up my sleeves and start helping,” Bowcock said. “CFPUA is the front line victim in all this, then it trickles down to the community, I don’t care if it’s ice cream in the water, it doesn’t belong in your water.”

A CFPUA spokesperson said they are working with an engineering firm, Black & Veatch, to determine available options to remove the chemical from the water. The spokesperson now says Bowcock’s suggestion of changing out the filter is one of the options being looked at by CFPUA leaders.

Copyright 2017 WECT. All Rights Reserved.

Jun 20

New material could filter water contaminants that others miss – Science News Magazine

TOXIC FOAM  The foam used to put out aviation fires often contains toxic perfluorooctanoic acid and related molecules. When these chemicals get into the water supply, they linger for years without breaking down. A new material may offer a better way to filter them out.

A new material can pull a toxic, hard-to-degrade industrial chemical from drinking water more effectively than current methods.

Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, hangs around in the environment for years and might cause health problems for people and animals. A new polymer material traps PFOA molecules, making them easy to filter out of water, researchers report in the June 14 Journal of the American Chemical Society

PFOA is one of several fluorine-containing molecules that have come under scrutiny in recent years. Known as perfluorinated compounds, the chemicals have been used to manufacture nonstick coatings on cookware and are in fire-suppressing foams used by the military and aviation industry.

Many manufacturers are phasing out PFOA and its chemical cousins, substituting less harmful molecules, but the problem hasn’t gone away. Once they’re in groundwater or rivers, the substances can linger for years without breaking down, thanks to their strong fluorine-carbon bonds.

“These compounds are very possibly some of the most persistent organic chemicals we’ve made to date,” says Christopher Higgins, an environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden who wasn’t part of the study. “They don’t degrade under any meaningful timescales in the natural environment.”

PFOA exposure increases the risk of certain tumors in rodents, though it’s unclear whether it raises the risk of cancer in humans. Studies in humans have linked the chemical to thyroid disease (SN Online: 1/22/10), immune deficiencies and problems for developing fetuses. Because PFOA can build up in the human body over time, the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended exposure limit is low — just 0.07 parts per billion in drinking water. But many municipal water systems around the country have levels far higher than that, recent studies have shown.

A common way to remove the substance from water is to use a PFOA-attracting material in a filter. PFOA molecules accumulate on the material’s surface, making for easy removal. Activated carbon is widely used to filter water in this way, but PFOA molecules are only moderately attracted to the material. So some PFOA molecules get left behind, says study coauthor William Dichtel, a chemist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

“We’re finding negative health effects from being exposed to them even when they’re in trace concentrations,” Dichtel says. “It’s becoming clear that we need to remove them almost completely.”

So Dichtel and his team designed a material that appears to work better. It’s a polymer made of repeated units of two different molecules linked together: a giant ring-shaped molecule called beta-cyclodextrin that’s made from cornstarch, and a fluorine-rich molecule called decafluorobiphenyl, or DFB.  The fluorine in DFB makes the polymer more attractive to fluorine-containing PFOA molecules, helping them to stick better, Dichtel says.

Unlike activated carbon, which is a “grab all,” this new material is specifically attractive to these hard-to-get fluorine-containing molecules, says Karen Wooley, a chemist at Texas A&M University in College Station who wasn’t part of the study.

In tests, the polymer removed 95 percent of PFOA from water; activated carbon removed only a little over 50 percent. The polymer kept working even alongside common chemicals in the water that often dampen activated carbon’s effectiveness. Another benefit: The polymer is reusable — washing with methanol removed the PFOA, leaving the polymer ready for another round of filtration.

Dichtel and colleagues are working to commercialize this polymer and others like it so such materials could someday be used for home or industrial water filtration.

Other perfluorinated molecules are a concern, too, Higgins says. When he and colleagues examined a drinking water supply contaminated with firefighting foam residue, they found PFOA — and nearly 30 other perfluorinated molecules, nearly half of which were only recently discovered. In contrast to the new study, Higgins’ team found that activated carbon did a decent job of removing PFOA. But the material was substantially less effective for these under-the radar molecules that could have similar environmental and health impacts, the team reports in the June 6 Environmental Science and Technology.

When it comes to getting PFOA and its relatives out of water supplies, “we need all the help we can get,” he says. “This is an effort to do something quite new.”

Jun 19

Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) Market in United States 2017: Comprehensive Research Including Top Companies … – satPRnews (press release)

Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) Market in United States analysis is provided for global market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of the United States Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) market. United States Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) Industry report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. Activated carbon fiber is a type of carbonated fiber that is made of cellulosic, PAN, phenolic, and pitch fibers, and it is new type advanced material which is different from granular or powder activated carbon. This United States Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) market report of 122 Pages speaks about the manufacturing process analysed thoroughly with respect four points Manufacturers, regional analysis, Segment by Type and Segment by Applications and the actual process of whole United States Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) industry.

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Jun 16

Global Activated Carbon Market Size, Share, Development, Growth … – Medgadget (blog)

Global Activated Carbon Market Size, Share, Development, Growth …
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Some of the major factors driving the growth of the global activated carbon market are the increasing demand of activated carbon for air purification and w.

Jun 13

Singapore’s Choa Chu Kang upgrade to ship in Granular Activated Carbon – WaterWorld

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Singapore's Choa Chu Kang upgrade to ship in Granular Activated Carbon
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SINGAPORE – US company Calgon Carbon will provide 2.9 million pounds of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) for the upgrade of the Choa Chu Kang Waterworks in Singapore. The project is being delivered by consultancy CH2M Hill for Singapore's …

Jun 08

Calgon Carbon Awarded 2.9 Million Pound Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Water Treatment Contract For Choa Chu … – Water Online (press release)

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) (Calgon Carbon or the Company) announced today that the Company and Sanli M&E Engineering Pte Ltd (Chye Joo-Sanli Joint Venture) have signed a contract for the supply of 2.9 million pounds of Calgon Carbon’s GAC for process upgrading at Choa Chu Kang Waterworks in Singapore. CH2M HILL Singapore is the appointed consultant by PUB Singapore for this project. The value of the contract was not disclosed. Deliveries are expected to commence in late 2017.

“We are pleased to enter into this supply contract and work with PUB Singapore to provide high quality drinking water to its people,” said James Coccagno, Executive Vice President of the Core Carbon and Services Division. “The specifications of our GAC are world renowned for high quality and outstanding performance, and are often a proven technology to treat drinking water for the removal of organic matter, taste, and odor.”

The Company was selected for the project because of its advanced manufacturing process which produces GAC that meets the most stringent specifications in the drinking water treatment industry; its rigorous product quality assurance procedure; and the outstanding performance of Calgon Carbon products that have been installed in other drinking water treatment plants across Asia.

About Calgon Carbon Corporation

Pure Water. Clean Air. Better World.

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water and air. As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, the Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.

Calgon Carbon is the world’s largest producer of granular activated carbon and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – for more than 700 distinct applications.

With the recent acquisition of complementary wood-based activated carbon and filtration media capabilities located in Europe, Calgon Carbon becomes an even more global and diverse industry leader in activated carbon, reactivation, and filtration media in the form of diatomaceous earth and perlites.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Company employs approximately 1,400 people and operates 20 manufacturing, reactivation, innovation and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron.

For more information about Calgon Carbon’s leading activated carbon, filtration media, and ultraviolet technology solutions, visit www.calgoncarbon.com.

This news release may contain historical information and forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements typically contain words such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” or similar words indicating that future outcomes are uncertain. Statements looking forward in time are included herein pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the Company does not intend to correct or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required to do so by the Federal securities laws of the United States.


Copyright Business Wire 2017

Jun 07

Global Activated Carbon Market to Grow at a CAGR of 11% by 2021 – Driven by the Emergence of APAC in Activated … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

DUBLIN,

June 7, 2017

/PRNewswire/ —

Dublin – Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Activated Carbon Market 2017-2021” report to their offering.

The global activated carbon market to grow at a CAGR of 11.04% during the period 2017-2021.

The report, Global Activated Carbon Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is emergence of APAC in activated carbon market. Industrializing countries in APAC like China, India, and Japan will increase the demand for activated carbon. The environmental concerns in these regions are increasing, which will lead the people to adopt effective and cost-efficient methods to control it. APAC occupies high shares in both export and import of activated carbon. China is the major market for activated carbon due to its rapid industrialization.

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increased need for purification. Applications of activated carbon vary for different end-user segments. It is mainly used as an adsorbent to remove contaminants and impurities. Water and air purifications are the major applications driving the market. The growing industrialization increased the concern toward safe drinking water, which has risen the use of activated carbon in purification processes. EPA has enforced DBP rules focusing mainly on public water systems to reduce disinfection byproducts from drinking water. It has been widely adopted across the globe, which triggered the need for water purification in industrial nations.

Key vendors

  • Cabot
  • Calgon Carbon
  • Kuraray
  • Osaka Gas

Other prominent vendors

  • ADA Carbon Solutions
  • Albemarle
  • Boyce Carbon
  • Carbon Activated
  • CarboTech
  • DESOTEC Activated Carbon
  • Donau Chemie
  • Haycarb

Key Topics Covered:

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

PART 05: Market landscape

PART 06: Market segmentation by product type

PART 07: Market segmentation by raw materials

PART 08: Market segmentation by end-users

PART 09: Market segmentation by application

PART 10: Geographical segmentation

PART 11: Decision framework

PART 12: Drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Vendor landscape

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

PART 16: Appendix

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Jun 05

Activated Carbon Fiber Market: Global Analysis of Key Manufacturers, Dynamics, Demand & Forecast 2017-2022 – DailyNewsKs

Activated Carbon Fiber Market report provides key statistics on the market status of the Activated Carbon Fiber Manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the Activated Carbon Fiber Industry. The Activated Carbon Fiber Market report delivers a basic overview of the industry including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology. Also, the Activated Carbon Fiber Industry report explores the international and Chinese Major Market players in detail.

The Activated Carbon Fiber Market report presents the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, Contact Information of manufacturer and Activated Carbon Fiber Market shares for each company.

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Further in the report, Activated Carbon Fiber Market is examined for price, cost and revenue. In prolongation with this data sale price for various types, applications and region is also included.

Activated Carbon Fiber Market split by Product Type-Type 1, Type 2, Type3 Activated Carbon Fiber Market split by Application-Application 1, Application 2, Application 3 Activated Carbon Fiber Market Segment by RegionsUSA, EU, Japan, China and Others.

Other Major Topics Covered in Activated Carbon Fiber market report are as follows:

Manufacturing Technology of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry, Development of Activated Carbon Fiber, Manufacturing Technology, Analysis of Activated Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Technology, and Trends of Activated Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Technology, Analysis of Key Manufacturers of Activated Carbon Fiber Market, Company Profile, Product Information, Production Information, Contact Information, Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Fiber Market, Capacity, Production and Production Value of Activated Carbon Fiber Market, Global Cost and Profit of Activated Carbon Fiber Market, Market Comparison of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry, Supply and Consumption of Activated Carbon Fiber Market.

Market Status of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry, Market Competition of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry by Company, Market Analysis of Activated Carbon Fiber Consumption by Application/Type and Region, Market Forecast of Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Fiber Market, Activated Carbon Fiber Market Cost and Profit Estimation, Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Fiber Market Share, Global and Chinese Supply and Consumption of Activated Carbon Fiber Market.

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The Report explores detailed information about Market Dynamics of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry, Activated Carbon Fiber Industry News, Activated Carbon Fiber Industry Development Challenges, Activated Carbon Fiber Industry Development Opportunities, Proposals for New Project, Market Entry Strategies, Countermeasures of Economic Impact, Marketing Channels, Feasibility Studies of New Project Investment, Analysis of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry Chain, Industry Chain Structure, Upstream Raw Materials, Downstream Industry, Macroeconomic Outlook, Effects to Activated Carbon Fiber Industry.

In the end, the Activated Carbon Fiber Market report makes some important proposals for a new project of Activated Carbon Fiber Industry before evaluating its feasibility. Overall, the report provides an in-depth insight of 2012-2022 Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Fiber Market covering all important parameters.

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Jun 01

This feeder simplifies the addition of activated carbon – ChemEngOnline

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This feeder simplifies the addition of activated carbon
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The new VMF-28/CP feeder with carbon package (photo) is a precision loss-in-weight measurement system designed specifically to provide accuracy in adding activated carbon (AC) in water-treatment operations. The new unit features an integrated scale for …

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