ORGANOSORB® 9-CO is a grade of coconut shell based granular activated carbon used for dechlorination or removal of organic solvents and odorous compounds from water. The product is widely used in applications like drinking water treatment, water treatment in beer or soft drink production, groundwater remediation, point of use or point of entry water filters and many others.
Activated carbon is a non-hazardous carbon-bearing product with a porous structure and a very large internal surface area. The chemical structure of activated carbon can be defined as a crude form of graphite, with a random amorphous structure that is highly porous over a range of pore sizes, from visible cavities and gaps to those of molecular dimensions.
Treatment with activated carbon is based primarily on the phenomenon known as adsorption, in which molecules of a liquid or gas adhere to an external or internal surface of a solid substance. Activated carbon has a very large internal surface area (up to 1,500 m²/g) which makes it highly suitable for adsorption. Activated carbon can be impregnated with certain chemicals in order thus to enhance its properties for certain applications.