United Kingdom: Carbon Reactivation Chemviron Carbon to Increase Capacity of Carbon Reactivation Plant
Chemviron Carbon, the European operating group of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has completed its revamp of a new carbon reactivation plant in United Kingdom. With the opening the company strengthens its position as one of the largest carbon reactivators in the UK
Tipton, United Kingdom--Chemviron Carbon, the European operating group of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has opened its new reactivation plant, located in Dudley Borough.
Chemviron Carbon acquired the facility in Tipton in 2011 from Grafham Carbons and invested £6.7 million to upgrade the site to industry standards. The plant, which is dedicated to the reactivation of spent carbon used in drinking water and food grade applications, underwent a major upgrade to increase its capacity and efficiency from 5,800 to 10,000 tons per year of reactivated carbon.
Reactivation Reduces Emmissions
Reactivation, a method of recycling or reheating “spent” (or used) carbon, offers a number of benefits versus the use of virgin (or new) activated carbon. The reactivation of spent activated carbon represents a saving of 80% in CO2 emissions versus the manufacture of virgin activated carbon, as well as reducing the need for the disposal of spent material, which can be hard on the environment.
“We supply to a significant number of the leading drinking water utilities in the United Kingdom as well as food industries,” said Steve Schott, Executive Vice President of Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Equipment for Calgon Carbon. “The completion of the Tipton renovation further strengthens our position as one of the largest carbon reactivators in the UK.”
Calgon Carbon is the world’s largest producer of granular activated carbon and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products - in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – for more than 700 distinct applications. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon Corporation employs more than 1,100 people at 15 manufacturing, reactivation, and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron Carbon. The company also has more than 27 sales and service centers throughout the world.