Activated carbons are used in a wide range of air treatment applications. These are the activated carbon applications where air is the main carrier gas from which impurities need to be removed. In most cases, the impurities can be removed to below the detection limit, meaning that the most stringent air quality regulations can be complied with. The activated carbon technology is reliable, simple and has been proven over many years.
Activated carbon is used in small pipe/cigarette filters treating small flow rates, removing a number of harmful smoke components that are defined in the Hoffmann list of hazardous smoke components or to treat big flow rates in waste incinerator plants to remove dioxins and mercury.