Activated Carbon Adsorbers

Evoqua Water Technologies supplies activated carbon adsorbers and systems for both liquid and vapor phase applications, designed to treat a wide variety of flow rates and pressure requirements.

About Activated Carbon Adsorbers
Activated carbon is commonly used to adsorb natural organic compounds, taste and odor compounds, and synthetic organic chemicals in water treatment. Adsorption is both the physical and chemical process of accumulating a substance at the interface between liquid and solids phases. Activated carbon is an effective adsorbent because it is a highly porous material and provides a large surface area to which contaminants may adsorb.
Products and Services
We offer a full range of pre-engineered carbon adsorption equipment in a variety of configurations and designs.

Our carbon filters can be easily adapted to new or existing temporary treatment processes or larger, permanently hard-piped systems which act as stand-alone filtration or in conjunction with a complete treatment process. In addition, pairing Evoqua’s activated carbon with our liquid carbon scrubber system is a simple way to lower emissions from vacuum truck exhausts, air movers, frac tanks, and tank cleaning operations to meet compliance goals.

We also provide carbon reactivation and carbon media services​​. Evoqua operates three US based carbon reactivation facilities, and is the only service supplier with RCRA permitted reactivation capacity, serving both the East and West Coast of the United States. 

Markets Served:​​​Typical Applications:
  • ​Municipal
  • HPI / Refineries
  • CPI / Chemicals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Light Industrial Manufacturing​​
  • ​Groundwater remediation
  • Wastewater filtration
  • Pilot testing
  • Drinking water treatment
  • VOC removal from air stripper off-gases
  • Backup VOC control device for thermal oxidizers
  • Industrial plant emissions
  • Tank degassing and tank cleaning emissions
  • Refinery turnarounds
Liquid Phase
Carbon Treatment Adsorbers​​​
​​​Flow RateEquipment Descripition
Aqua-Scrub® Carbon Adsorbe​​​​rs
​100 GPM​The Aqua-Scrub® Carbon Adsorbers are designed to provide uniform water flow for consistent treatment and to ensure efficient carbon usage.
HP®​ Series Carbon Adsorbers
​1,100 GPM Series
2,200 GPM Parallel
The HP Series Carbon Adsorption Systems are ASME code section VIII (stamped) vessels designed to remove dissolved organic contaminants from water.
LP Series Carbon Adsorbers
(Rental Only)
​750 GPM Series
1,500 Parallel
​The LP Series Adsorption Systems are rental systems designed to remove dissolved organic contaminants from water.
Mobile PV® Series
Trailer-Mounted Carbon Adsorption System


​800 GPM​The Mobile PV Series Carbon Adsorption System is a self-contained, trailer-mounted treatment system. The adsorbers are configured to allow series or parallel operation within each set of adsorbers as well as backwashing of each adsorber. The mobile treatment system is ideally suited for temporary needs or unplanned events where rapid response is critical and to avoid downtime. The system also provides the opportunity to pilot test new technology before capital investment of a full-scale treatment system.
PG Series Polyglass Carbon Adsorbers

​200 GPMThe PG Series Polyglass Carbon Adsorbers are engineered to remove contaminants from high pressure liquid streams while providing maximum corrosion resistance. These adsorbers are manufactured with fiberglass reinforced resin and an inner polyethylene liner.
PV® Serie​​s Carbon Adsorbers
​2,200 GPM​The PV® Series Carbon Adsorbers are designed for use in a wide range of low/high flow and pressure applications.
Vapor Phase
Carbon Treatment Adsorbers​​
​Flow RateEquipment Description
​LS-275SS Vapor Absorption Liquid Scrubber​55​0 SCFM​T​he  LS-275SS Vapor Absorption Liquid Scrubber is a simple way to lower emissions from vacuum truck exhausts, air movers, frac tanks and tank cleaning operations so that activated carbon can be used to meet compliance goals. Constructed of 304 Stainless Steel (internal and external) ensures long service life and low maintenance.
FB Series Carbon Adsorbers​3,000 SCFM​The FB Series Carbon Adsorbers are well suited for the removal of VOC’s from low to moderate flow air streams and other emission control applications.
RB Series Carbon Adsorbers​18,000 SCFM​The RB Series Carbon Adsorbers are well suited for the removal of VOC's from high flow air streams and other emission control applications.
Vent-Scrub Carbon Adsorbers
​3,750 SCFM
The Vent-Scrub Carbon Adsorbers have been proven to be the simplest and most cost effective way to treat malodorous and VOC emission problems. Sturdy steel construction and specially formulated corrosion resistant internal coating ensures long service life and low maintenance.
ROB-1 Mobile Steel Adsorber
(Rental Only)

​12,500 SCFM
The ROB-1 Mobile Steel Adsorber rental system is engineered and pre-fabricated to remove contaminants and/or odor from vapor streams. It is internally lined with a high performance catalyzed epoxy resin and sample ports are provided to monitor carbon performance. The ROB-1 adsorber’s design permits loading, transporting and placement by special truck without the use of a crane. Additionally, the adsorber is provided with lifting lugs so it can be lifted by crane when required.
VPM Series Vapor Adsorber
(Rental Only)
​1,200 SCFM​The VPM Series Vapor Adsorber rental systems are prefabricated steel vessels engineered to remove contaminants and/or odor from air at moderate flow rates with low pressure drop. The steel adsorbers are provided with lifting lugs and are mounted on a fork truck mobile base for easy placement and carbon exchange service. Evoqua Water Technologies provides a complete turnkey service to handle carbon reactivation and exchange of these adsorbers.
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Our technical and sales support staff can assist with the selection and design of the appropriate carbon adsorber to meet your requirements and budget. Custom engineered systems are also available.​

 Contact Us

​Our experienced staff can help your business with all your activated carbon slurry, carbon scrubber and commercial carbon filter needs. To request more information and find the best solutions, please contact us.

John Lombardo
Product Manager
855-389-4130



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