A carbonaceous substance can be used as the raw material for activated carbon.

Materials for activated carbon in use worldwide are as follows:

Powdered activated carbon
  • Sawdust
  • Hard wood chips
  • wood charcoal (carbon from sawdust)
  • Grass ash (peat)
Granulated activated carbon
  • Charcoal
  • Coconut shell charcoal
  • Coal (lignite, brown coal, bituminous coal, anthracite coal, etc.)
  • Oil carbon
  • Phenolic resin
Fibrous activated carbon
  • Rayon
  • Acrylonitril
  • Coal tar pitch
  • Petroleum pitch
  • Phenolic resin, etc.

Coconut shell
Coconut shell

Powdered activated carbon Raw Materials