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AquaCarb® CX Series Enhanced Coconut Shell-Based Activated Carbon

An excellent alternative to coal-based activated carbon for removing disinfection by-products and tastes/odors from surface and groundwater sources.

AquaCarb® CX series carbons have the high microporous structure of coconut shell-based carbon combined with the faster kinetics of bituminous coal-based carbons, resulting in excellent volatile organic carbon (VOC) removal capacity, while also working well in applications where bituminous coal-based carbons have historically been the preferred choice. Our studies have shown that AquaCarb® CX series carbons exhibit a higher adsorption capacity than coal-based carbon for surface water treatment, with greater throughput before carbon breakthrough reducing lifecycle and compliance costs.​

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AquaCarb® CX enhanced coconut shell carbons are a suitable, high performance alternative to coal based carbons in the following applications:

  • Surface water treatment – taste and odor removal
  • Surface water treatment – disinfection by-product (DBP) or DBP precursor removal
  • Bulk organic/TOC removal from water​

 Features and Benefits

  • ANSI/NSF Standard 61 classified for use in potable water applications
  • Fully conforms to physical, performance and leachability requirements established by the current ANSI/AWWA B604 (which includes the Food Chemical Codex requirements)
  • Retains inherent micropore structure from base coconut carbon, providing excellent VOC adsorption capacity
  • Contains superior mesopore structure, providing improved adsorption kinetics and adsorption capacity for larger molecular weight compounds
  • Modified pore structure leads to longer bed life between carbon exchanges and lower lifecycle costs
  • A detailed quality assurance program guarantees consistent quality from lot to lot and shipment to shipment

 Reactivation Services and Products

​In addition to our AquaCarb® CX series carbon, Evoqua also offers options for carbon reactivation service and AquaCarb CXS enhanced reactivated coconut carbon. Reactivation restores the surface area and pore volume of spent carbon to a point close to that of virgin carbon, providing a cost-effective alternative to virgin carbon in many treatment applications.​

For more information about reactivation services and products, contact your local Evoqua Water Technologies sales representative or call 866.613.5620.
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