Chemviron Carbon to reactivate spent carbon for Thames Water

16 September 2013 17:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemviron Carbon has agreed to a 10-year contract with UK drinking water provider Thames Water to reactivate spent activated carbon used to treat water, Chemviron announced on Monday.

Chemivron, the European operating group of US-based Calgon Carbon, is expected to reactivate about 11m lbs (4,990 tonnes) of carbon used in treating drinking water, the company said.

The value of the contract is dependant on the amount of carbon reactivated.

Reactivation of the spent carbon will be done at Chemviron’s Tipton plant near Birmingham, UK, following a $9.5m (€7.1m) renovation and expansion that is expected to be completed in 2014. The plant’s capacity will be increased to about 18m lbs from 15m.

Until the expansion is completed, carbon reactivation will be conducted at Chemviron’s facilities in Grays, UK, and Feluy, Belgium.

Reactivation involves treating spent carbon in a high-temperature furnace, where undesirable organics on the carbon are thermally destroyed and the product is made into a reusable quality.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon provides treatment services for water and air.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Jeremy Pafford
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