Activated Carbon – Part 2

Let talk about how industry uses Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). The ability of carbon to absorb chlorine is crucial to industries that utilize Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to purify water. The membranes used in RO machines are expensive and easily destroyed by prolonged exposure to chlorine. By placing a back-washing carbon filter in line before the RO unit, the membranes can function for several years. And how about this term…

Activated Carbon – Part 1

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is known the world over as being effective in cleaning water. Carbon is used in home drinking water systems, portable personal drinking bottles, municipal and industrial treatment systems as well as for the removal of chemicals in environmental mishaps. Let’s take a closer look at this wunderkind of water treatment. First of all, where does GAC come from? Most of it comes from either coconut shells…

Cleaner Cities Because of Great Water?

People seldom associate the cleanliness of their city with water, and even as you read this you perhaps think I am really stretching things with this water business. Well, just sit back and let me “learn ya somethin”! High quality water, the kind you find in Memphis and much of the Mid-South has a tremendous impact on how you and I live our lives, and how industry operates. In our…