Activated Carbon is used to purify unresolved organic and non-organic pollutants such as color, taste, odor remover in the water. Carbon minerals, whose surface area is increased about 100 times by the activation process, absorb organic substances and filter them.
Carbon minerals with very low density have two varieties.
- Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
- Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC)
The activated carbon retains the organic substance, and if bacteria are present in the water, the bacteria can grow using this organic substance as nutrients. In such cases, it is possible for bacterial leakage to form.
For this reason it is important to disinfect the water before and after the active carbon.