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Chemical Economics Handbook

Activated Carbon

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes10
Raw materials10
Conversion steps10
Reactivation processes10
Environmental issues13
Supply and demand by region15
United States15
Producing companies15
Salient statistics17
Consumption18
Liquid-phase applications20
Potable water20
Wastewater21
Sweetener decolorizing23
Groundwater24
Household uses25
Food, beverages, and oils25
Mining25
Pharmaceuticals26
Dry cleaning27
Electroplating27
Chemical processing and other27
Gas-phase applications27
Air purification27
Automotive evaporation control systems29
Solvent vapor recovery29
Cigarettes30
Other30
Price30
Trade32
Imports32
Exports34
Canada35
Mexico36
Central and South America37
Western Europe39
Producing companies39
Production42
Consumption43
Price45
Trade46
Central and Eastern Europe48
Middle East50
Africa51
Japan52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Production and sales54
Consumption55
Consumption by application55
Granular activated carbon56
Powdered activated carbon58
High-performance activated carbon59
Price59
Trade61
China62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics64
Consumption65
Price66
Trade67
Other Asia69
Producing companies69
Salient statistics72
India72
South Korea72
Taiwan72
Trade73
Oceania75
Appendix77
Bibliography79

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