Water Remediation

Groundwater may be contaminated through historical industrial land use or through more recent accidental spillage or leaks.

Calgon Carbon has been providing water remediation and treating perfluorinated compounds (PFOA, PFC, PFOs) for 15 years. We are the industry experts in treating these and other emerging contaminants from water sources.

Additionally, we offer activated carbon reactivation. This means we will take the activated carbon back from you and recycle it at our facilities – saving you money, time and the risk associated with removing these hazardous contaminants.

These organic chemicals can originate from a variety of sources, such as industrial operations, surface impoundments (lagoons), landfills, underground storage tanks, etc.

Water Remediation Technologies/Solutions:

Calgon Carbon offers a comprehensive array of solutions for environmental and remediation water treatment applications to remove contaminants such as organic compounds, perfluorinated compounds, hydrogen sulfide, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), trihalomethane (THM) and perchlorate.

Calgon Carbon can provide the following treatment options for water remediation.

Interactive Guides on Water Remediation

Typical Oil Refinery Wastewater System
Typical Petroleum Refining Operation

Activated Carbon

Granular activated carbon and powdered activated carbon is used extensively in the remediation of contaminated groundwater through use in dewatering operations, direct pump and treat filter systems, soil stabilization, and after an air stripper.

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Reactivation Services

Calgon Carbon offers safe and economical spent carbon handling and thermal reactivation (total destruction of the adsorbed organics), including RCRA Hazardous spent carbons, in conjunction with fresh carbon supply and provides personnel and equipment to perform the carbon exchange on a turnkey basis.

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Calgon Carbon designs and engineers ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems incorporating the Sentinel® product line to treat the flows of most open channel wastewater streams and combined sewer overflows. Combined with hydrogen peroxide, UV technology also is highly effective for the abatement of nitrosamines, pharmaceutical products, personal care products and endocrine disrupters.


Calgon Carbon can bundle the performance advantages of granular activated carbon with equipment and related services, to provide a full turnkey solution to organic removal applications.

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