Activated Carbon Filters


Activated carbon is produced specifically so as to achieve a very large internal surface (between 500 - 1500 m2/g). This large internal surface makes activated carbon ideal for adsorption. Activated carbon can adsorb the following soluble substances:


  • Adsorption of organic, non-polar substances such as:

     - Mineral oil
     - BTEX
     - Poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PACs)
     - (Chloride) phenol

  • Adsorption of  halogenated substances: I, Br, Cl, H en F
  • Odor
  • Taste
  • Yeasts
  • Various fermentation products
  • Non-polar substances (Substances which are non soluble in water)


Process description:

Water is pumped into the activated carbon filter, this water leaves the column through a draining system. The activity of an activated carbon column depends upon the temperature and the nature of the substances present in water. Treated water goes through the column constantly and  gradually leaves an accumulation of substances in the filter. For that reason the filter needs to be backwashed periodically and when the power of the activated carbon is exhausted it has to be replaced. If you work with different columns in series, you can assure that you will not have a total exhaustion of your purification system.

The standards adopted by OSMO SISTEMI permit the construction of activated carbon filters that are able to treat up to 150 m³/h per unit of raw water. We supply fiberglass GRP and carbon steel tanks with diameter from 250 to 3000 mm, specially treated internally, to cope with secondary treatment effluent, well, surface or sea water.


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Activated carbon filters

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Filtering diffusers arrangement


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Activated carbon filters





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