Reactivation Is Recycling

We realize the direct benefits of recycling every day through our thermal reactivation process, which is a method of recycling. After the adsorptive capacity of activated carbon has been exhausted, it can be returned to Calgon Carbon for thermal reactivation. With high temperature reactivation followed by off-gas treatment, the adsorbed organic compounds are destroyed. Reactivated carbon can then be safely and cost-effectively recycled back to customers, for continued use in their purification applications.

The reactivation process not only reduces the impact that our organization has on the environment, but it affords our customers with an opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint and further their sustainability efforts.

Sustainable Impact of Reactivation

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We adhere to a strict process for evaluating spent activated carbon returning for reactivation, ensuring it meets requirements for safety/toxicity, regulatory compliance, protection of personnel and equipment and quality of the reactivated carbon product. Only after the spent carbon is reviewed and approved through this rigorous process will it be accepted at one of our reactivation facilities.

As part of our drive for reactivation and our approach to customer satisfaction, we maintain an open dialogue with our customers to communicate the added benefit of reactivation.