The new Calgon Carbon plant will reactivate (recycle) carbon used by water treatment facilities to purify drinking water distributed to surrounding communities.
During the reactivation process, organic compounds that have been captured by granular activated carbon (GAC) are destroyed by being subjected to high temperatures that, at the same time, restore the carbon to a usable state.
“Clean, safe drinking water is essential to sustaining growth and economic prosperity,” said Randy Dearth, president and CEO of Calgon Carbon. “With this new plant, we will be able to efficiently provide high-quality reactivated carbon to water treatment facilities in the greater Phoenix area and throughout the Southwest. We are proud to be a member of this community and to provide a service that will increase job opportunities and promote environmental responsibility in the region.”