Liquid Phase Activated Carbon Media

TIGG offers virgin coal based, wood based and coconut based granular activated carbon filter media which can be used for environmental remediation applications and removal of trace contaminants that occur in water and liquid streams. TIGG also provides reactivated coal based granular carbon filter media.

These liquid phase activated carbon filter media have a high activity level in combination with a selection of transport and adsorption pores to accommodate adsorbates of varied molecular size. The higher adsorption energy pores that permit the removal, in many cases, of 100% of most organics from water and other liquid phase applications.

Liquid Phase Activated Carbon Filter

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TIGG Product Name Base Material Mesh Size Activity

TIGG 5D 1240 Coal GAC 12 x 40 950
TIGG 5DR 0830 Coal GAC 8 x 30 750
TIGG 5D 1240 HM Coal GAC 12 x 40 1,000
TIGG 5DC 0830 NSF Coconut Shell GAC 8 x 30 1,100
TIGG 5DC 1230 NSF Coconut Shell GAC 12 x 30 1,050
TIGG 5DW 1435 Wood GAC 14 x 35 900
TIGG Amine Treat Coal GAC 8 x 30 1,000
TIGG 5DAW 1240 Coal GAC 12 x 40 950
TIGG 5DCAW 1240 Coconut Shell GAC 12 x 40 1,150


Types of activated carbon filter media, with various particle sizes, base materials, and activity, may be selected for pressure drop considerations and application parameters including type of contaminant and concentration.

Traditionally, coal-based carbon filter media have been preferred as they provide excellent performance for contaminants and a broad range of concentrations. Coconut carbon filter media have generally performed well with low boiling point, low molecular weight compounds at lower concentrations. Wood based carbon media offer superior deodorization properties.

The smaller mesh sizes are more suitable for units with lower flow rates or where it is desired to compress the active adsorption zone while the larger mesh sizes offer better pressure drop characteristics or better yields in a reactivation service cycle. Activity gives an indication of the capability of the particular adsorbate to provide surface loading. Higher values generally indicate a greater capability to provide surface loading.

All virgin liquid phase activated carbon filter media are capable of producing non-detectable effluent quality for adsorbates which are cost-effectively adsorbed. Reactivated carbon filter media are available for application where lower capacity and less stringent effluent quality will permit better cost-efficiency.


For more information about TIGG's Liquid Phase Activated Carbon Filter Media, call 1-724-703-3020 or click here to contact us online.