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Activated Carbon

What is Activated Carbon?

Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a super-absorbent material that removes impurities from water, air, and industrial processes. It has tiny pores and a big surface that traps and filters unwanted substances, making it great for purification tasks.

High-efficiency Solid Adsorbents for Your Purification and Filtration Applications

  1. Introduction
  2. Usage / Applications
  3. Types of AC
  4. AC Specifications
  5. Why Choose Medaad
  6. AC Regeneration / Reactivation
  7. Contact Us to Know More

1. Introduction

Activated Carbon, also known as activated charcoal, is a highly porous material derived from carbon-rich sources such as coconut shells, wood, or coal. It undergoes an activation process, which enhances its adsorption properties by creating an extensive network of internal pores and a large surface area. It is widely used in water treatment, air purification, and various industrial applications where adsorption and purification are required.

We supply a wide range of Activated Carbon products at affordable prices that deliver exceptional adsorption performance across various industries.


2. Usage / Applications

Application / IndustryDescription
Water TreatmentRemoves organic compounds, chlorine, odors, and contaminants from water, enhancing its quality.
Air PurificationEliminates odors, VOCs, pollutants, and harmful gases, improving air quality.
Environmental RemediationAdsorbs pollutants, such as heavy metals and industrial chemicals, aiding in environmental cleanup.
Gas TreatmentRemoves impurities from industrial gases, ensuring cleaner emissions and improved air quality.
Chemical ProcessingPurifies chemicals, solvents, and intermediates by adsorbing impurities, achieving high purity.
Food and Beverage ProcessingDecolorizes syrups remove off-flavors and odors from beverages and purifies edible oils.
Pharmaceuticals and HealthcarePurifies medications, filters process fluids, and aids in toxin removal in healthcare applications.
Gold RecoveryExtracts gold through selective adsorption for further processing.
Gas Masks and RespiratorsFilters out harmful gases, fumes, and particulate matter for respiratory protection.

* Other specialized applications available on demand. Contact Us


3. Types of AC

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is a highly porous form of AC available in granular form. Its large particle size characterizes it, providing excellent flow rates and low-pressure drops during adsorption. GAC is commonly used in applications that require a balance between adsorption capacity and hydraulic performance. More Info >>

Powder Activated Carbon is finely ground AC with particle sizes typically ranging from less than 1 micron to several hundred microns. Powder AC offers high adsorption efficiency due to its small particle size, providing a large surface area for adsorption. More Info >>

Extrudate or Pellets Activated Carbon is manufactured by compressing Activated Carbon powder into cylindrical pellets or extruded shapes. This form offers advantages in specific applications requiring controlled bed density and low dust generation. More Info >>


4. AC Specifications

TypeForm / ShapeSize / GradeDensityIodine NumberAsh ContentMoisture As Packed
Powder Activated CarbonFine Powder
  • < 0.18 mm
350 – 550 Kg/m³800 – 1500 mg/g0.5 – 10 wt%0.5 – 8 wt%
Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)Granules
  • 12X40 mesh (0.40 – 1.68 mm)
  • 8X30 mesh (0.59 – 2.38 mm)
  • 6X12 mesh (1.68 – 3.36 mm)
  • 4X8 mesh (2.38 – 4.76 mm)
  • Customized granular sizes are available
400 – 550
800 – 1400
1 – 15 wt%1 – 10 wt%
Extruded Activated CarbonPellets / Extrudates
  • 0.9 mm
  • 1.5 mm
  • 1.8 mm
  • 2.0 mm
  • 3.0 mm
  • 4.0 mm
  • 5.0 mm
  • Customized pellet sizes are available
430 – 650
800 – 1200
1 – 15 wt%1 – 10 wt%

* Special grades and impregnated Activated Carbon can be supplied on request. Contact Us

5. Why Choose Medaad

  1. Wide Range of Grades: We supply various grades of Activated Carbon products tailored to meet your specific needs for multiple applications.
  2. Timely Delivery: We understand the importance of prompt and reliable service. Medaad ensures timely delivery of AC products, regardless of quantity or location.
  3. Competitive Pricing: We understand the importance of cost-effectiveness. Medaad offers competitive pricing without compromising on product quality or performance. We strive to provide affordable solutions that deliver exceptional value to our customers.
  4. Environmental Responsibility: Medaad is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. When buying our Activated Carbon, you contribute to a greener future.

6. Activated Carbon Regeneration / Reactivation

Due to its properties, Activated Carbon can be suited for environmentally friendly thermal reactivation and reuse. The adsorbed organic compounds are desorbed and incinerated by thermal reactions above 850 °C.

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7. Contact Us to Assist You in Enhancing Your Adsorption Process

Medaad is your trusted supplier for Activated Carbon solutions whether you require Granular (GAC), Powder, Extrudate, or Pellets.

Contact Us today to discuss your adsorption needs and discover how we can elevate your applications to new heights.

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