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Activated Carbon Adsorber Vessels – Liquids

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CARBTROL manufactures activated carbon filters for adsorption of organic compounds and residual disinfectants from water streams.  Activated carbon may also be used to remove undesirable odors and colors from other liquids such as ethanol.  A variety of high activity activated carbons are available to suit your application. All activated carbon adsorption equipment is designed for a low pressure drop.

Activated Carbon Filtration is ideal for high (>75 g/mol) molecular weight, low solubile organics.  Organics are less soluble and more adsorbable at a lower pH.  As the pH increases, removal decreases.  The upper limit for contaminant concentration is around several hundred ppm.0 For higher concentrations, hold time may need to be increased.  Contact our engineers for a consultation.

Ethanol (grain alcohol) has become a readily-available and inexpensive main ingredient in the manufacture of hand sanitizer. However, most of the ethanol available today contains undesirable odors and other impurities. By pumping ethanol through Carbtrol activated carbon filters, the undesirable odors and other organic impurities are removed and the ethanol is purified and deodorized. Typical odors removed include corn/musty odors, liquor/tequila/rum odors, and sulfur/egg odors. Typical organic impurities removed include acetaldehyde, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), and sulfur-based compounds. 

CARBTROL’s filters remove Polyfluroalkyl substances, known as PFAS.  PFAS are chemicals found in everyday items such as firefighting foam, non-stick cookware, and stain-resistant fabrics.  

CARBTROL also offers a range of solutions for eliminating chlorine and chloramine from water in order to improve water taste and protect other water treatment equipment.  We offer both standard activated carbon and catalytic carbons to meet our customers’ particular needs.

Liquid phase carbon filters have capacities up to 600 gpm and are available in low pressure or high pressure design. High pressure units are available as NSF 61 Certified Filters for potable water and food/beverage applications.

CARBTROL activated carbon filters last significantly longer than competitor’s units, delivering 15 – 20% greater bed life and performance.

Model Maximum Flow Amount of Carbon Design Pressure Approximate Dimensions Shipping Weight
10 gpm
200 lbs
10 psi
24"Ø x 34"h
250 lbs

Epoxy-Coated Steel Adsorber Filters

L-4
50 gpm
1,000 lbs
11 psi
48"Ø x 64"h
1,700 lbs
L-5
50 gpm
1,800 lbs
11 psi
48"Ø x 88"h
2,675 lbs

High Pressure Fiberglass Reinforced (FRP) Filters

10 gpm
90 lbs
150 psi
13"Ø x 57"h
135 lbs
10 gpm
200 lbs
150 psi
22"Ø x 50"h
250 lbs
35 gpm
600 lbs
58 psi
30"Ø x 89"h
350 lbs.
50 gpm
800 lbs
58 psi
36"Ø x 89"h
425 lbs.
75 gpm
1,100 lbs
58 psi
42"Ø x 89"h
550 lbs.
90 gpm
1,400 lbs
58 psi
48"Ø x 88"h
675 lbs.
125 gpm
1,900 lbs
58 psi
55"Ø x 91"h
775 lbs.
165 gpm
2,500 lbs
58 psi
63"Ø x 90"h
850 lbs.
220 gpm
3,400 lbs
58 psi
71"Ø x 89"h
1,100 lbs.
325 gpm
5,200 lbs
58 psi
88"Ø x 95"h
2,000 lbs.
425 gpm
6,500 lbs
58 psi
99"Ø x 99"h
2,900 lbs.
600 gpm
9,300 lbs
58 psi
118"Ø x 112"h
3,900 lbs.
Note: HP-600 vessels and larger are also available in a design pressure of 87 psi or 116 psi.
High Pressure Fiberglass Reinforced (FRP) Filters, NSF 61 Certified for Potable Water Applications
10 gpm
90 lbs
150 psi
13"Ø x 57"h
135 lbs
10 gpm
200 lbs
150 psi
22"Ø x 50"h
250 lbs
25 gpm
500 lbs
150 psi
30"Ø x 92"h
1,000 lbs
50 gpm
1,000 lbs
150 psi
36"Ø x 92"h
1,500 lbs
100 gpm
1,700 lbs
150 psi
48"Ø x 103"h
2,400 lbs
160 gpm
2,600 lbs
150 psi
63"Ø x 99"h
3,660 lbs
170 gpm
4,100 lbs
150 psi
63"Ø x 130"h
5,430 lbs
180 gpm
5,400 lbs
150 psi
63"Ø x 158"h
7,000 lbs