Activated Carbon

Powdered and granular activated carbon (PAC and GAC respectively) have been widely employed in drinking water treatment plants for the control of taste and odor and for the removal of natural organic matter and synthetic organic contaminants including priority pollutants. The ability of activated carbon to adsorb specific contaminant depends on the physical and chemical characteristics of the activated carbon and organics molecules as well as on the operating conditions and background organic matter constituents.


The aWARE project will demonstrate the benefits of using GAC and PAC for the removal of emerging and priority pollutants and will evaluate the benefits of the combination of these adsorbent materials with ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membrane procecess.