Virgin Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC)

Riley Equipment Company's line of Virgin Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) is made from a selected grade of bituminous coal and is produced under rigidly controlled conditions. The virgin powder activated carbon has an excellent distribution of macro-pores and micro-pores which are highly suitable for use in waste treatment and all liquid phase applications. 

Virgin powdered activated carbon can be used for the promotion of oxidation, reduction and elimination reactions.

RECO manufacturers virgin powdered activated carbon to be ANSI/NSF Standard 61 classified suitable for drinking water and food-grade applications.  

Virgin Powdered Carbon Applications

Virgin powdered activated carbon can be used for all liquid phase filtration applications. It is commonly used to filter chloramines and organic compounds, including pesticides and herbicides, from drinking water. 

Additional applications include:

  • Pesticide removal
  • Drinking water treatment
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Dechlorination/chloramine reduction
  • Removal of organic contaminants
  • Taste and odor reduction
  • Disinfection-by-product (DBP) removal

PAC can be used in cartridge manufacturing for potable water, beverage water, medication and more. Some of the different industries that benefit from using powder activated carbon include:

  • Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Odor Removal
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Brewery & Winery 
  • Oil & Gas 

There are a wide variety of options for Virgin Powdered Activated Carbon, contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

Virgin Powder Activated Carbon Properties

Properties Measurements
Total Surface Area, minimum (BET Method) 900 m2/gm
Bulk Density (lbs./Ft3) 33-35
Apparent Density, minimum (ASTM 2864) 46 gm/cc
Particle Size Distribution 300 U.S. Mesh
Hardness, minimum (ASTM 03802) 95
Iodine Number, minimum (ASTM 04607) 800 mg/gm
Molasses Number, minimum 200
CCL4 Activity, minimum (ASTM 03467) 60%
Moisture Content, maximum (ASTM 02867) 5%
Abrasion Number, minimum 80
Available Particle Sizes (U.S. Mesh) 300
  • Water Quality
  • American Water Works Association
  • Made In USA