Activated Carbon for Airports

The demand for air travel continues to increase – and this brings an increase in the number of people, support vehicles, and various diesel engines adding an alarming number of particulates and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air within airports.

What’s Unique About Airports and their Air Filtration Needs

While many industries serve large numbers of people on a day-to-day basis, airports present a special challenge because of the many processes that happen in close proximity. Just outside the passenger holding areas of airports are several different pieces of equipment producing air pollutants and particulates that quickly start circulating within the air in the airport.

Below are examples of the type of air pollutants that can circulate in the air at airports.

  • Diesel fuel & aircraft hydrocarbons
  • Ground support equipment
  • Baggage handling vehicles
  • Aircraft maintenance vehicles
  • Auxiliary power units & portable generators
  • Passenger transport (shuttles, taxi & buses)
  • Fuel, catering & hydrant trucks
  • Personal vehicles

Vapor activated carbon for airports from coal and coconut sources is a recognized solution that is both effective and efficient when it comes to removing the many pollutants found in airport air. By removing these contaminants, the air is left fresher and more healthful for the benefit of travelers and employees alike. As a result, our filters ensure that the indoor air quality in airports is up to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and meets all recommendations by EN 13779:2007.

Benefits of Activated Carbon Filtration for Airports

  • Wide selection of sizes & materials
  • Removal of gases, odors & vapors
  • Removal of VOCs & bioeffluents
  • Control of visible & invisible airborne particles
  • Control of nuisance dust
  • Low maintenance construction
  • Allow for optimum airflow

How Vapor Activated Carbon Filtration Works in Airports

Activated carbon comes from carbonaceous source materials; in this case, from coconut or coal. Activated carbon has a large surface area and submicroscopic pores networked together, allowing for a great deal of adsorption of gases and contaminants to take place as the activated carbon is used for a variety of filtration applications, including air purification such as in airports and other public locations – especially those in close proximity to many gasoline and diesel engines running regularly. 

Contact Riley Equipment Company to begin discussing your Airport odor filtration needs. Our experienced professionals can design the filtration equipment you need to meet even the most exacting standards.  

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