Filter Media – Activated Carbon
Supplied in 25KG or 1 Tonne bags.
Used in a dual media rapid gravity filter, along with graded sand. The addition of anthracite, which has larger irregular-shaped particles than conventional sand, gives a high void volume, large surface area and large tortuous flow path. These properties give extended filter runs and improved filtration rates. It is used extensively in industrial water purification, for the effective removal of particulate matter from process streams in chemical, textile, paper and pharmaceutical industries.
Dried graded Anthracite comprising: – Fixed carbon, moisture, ash, volatile, trace sulphur
Typical chemical analysis
|Fixed Carbon||> 90%|
|Appearance||Black, shiny, granular|
|Nominal sizing||1.20 2.40mm|
|Bulk density||720 kg/m3 Loose and 820 kg/m3 compacted|
|Solubility in water.||Nil|
This product is inert and low level exposure is not regarded as being hazardous to health. Occupational exposure standard (OES) 8 hour time weighed average for respirable dust = 2mg/m3 (EH 40/98). May cause irritation to eyes.
No fire hazard when stored at ambient temperatures. Fire-risk increase when the material is heated. Produces carbon monoxide when burnt in a restricted supply of oxygen.
Use water or foam to fight fire. However, do not attempt to use water in enclosed spaces as further flammable gasses may be generated.
Stability and reactivity
Stable under normal conditions; no reaction with water. Avoid contact with strong oxidising agents.
Store away from oxidising agents.
If kept for any length of time, storage should be away from sunlight and under cover.
First aid measures
|Eyes||Irrigate thoroughly with water; if discomfortpersists seek medical attention.|
|Lungs||Remove from exposure.|
|Skin||Wash off thoroughly with soap and water.|
|Mouth||Wash out mouth thoroughly with water.|
Exposure controls/personal protection
Maintain adequate ventilation. For large quantities utilise dust respirators, rubber or plastic gloves, goggles, plastic aprons. Sleeves and boots.
Sweep up spillage.