Activated Carbon Treatment of Drinking Water

Activated carbon filtration (AC) is effective in reducing certain organic chemicals and chlorine in water. It can also reduce the quantity of lead in water although most lead-reducing systems use another filter medium in addition to carbon. Water is passed through granular or block carbon material to reduce toxic compounds as well as harmless taste- and odor-producing chemicals. This fact sheet discusses the principles and processes of typical activated carbon filtration systems.

LEMLEY, A. ; WAGENET, L. ; KNEEN, B. (1995): Activated Carbon Treatment of Drinking Water. In: Water Treatment Notes Cornell Cooperative Extension: URL [Accessed: 04.10.2011]