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Chemical Economics Handbook

Activated Carbon

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 5
Introduction 9
Manufacturing processes 10
Raw materials 10
Conversion steps 10
Reactivation processes 11
Environmental issues 14
Supply and demand by region 16
United States 16
Producing companies 16
Salient statistics 18
Consumption 20
Liquid-phase applications 23
Potable water 23
Wastewater 25
Sweetener decolorizing 27
Groundwater 28
Household uses 29
Food, beverages and oils 29
Mining 30
Pharmaceuticals 31
Dry cleaning 31
Electroplating 31
Chemical processing and other 31
Gas-phase applications 32
Air purification 32
Automotive evaporation control systems 34
Solvent vapor recovery 34
Cigarettes 35
Other 35
Price 35
Trade 38
Imports 38
Exports 40
Canada 41
Mexico 43
Central and South America 44
Western Europe 45
Producing companies 46
Production 51
Consumption 52
Price 54
Trade 57
Central and Eastern Europe 58
Middle East 61
Africa 63
Japan 64
Producing companies 64
Production and sales 67
Consumption 68
Granular activated carbon 68
Powdered activated carbon 69
High-performance activated carbon 71
Price 71
Trade 73
China 74
Producing companies 74
Production and consumption 76
Trade 76
Other Asia 77
Producing companies 77
Republic of Korea 80
Taiwan 80
Trade 80
Oceania 83
Appendix 84
Bibliography 86

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