Cutting the ribbon at Chemviron Carbon’s new reactivation plant in the UK (Image courtesy of Edward Moss).
Cutting the ribbon at Chemviron Carbon’s new reactivation plant in the UK (Image courtesy of Edward Moss).

The plant will reactivate spent activated carbon, mainly for the drinking water utility industry.

Chemviron Carbon acquired the facility in Tipton in 2011 from Grafham Carbons and has invested £6.7 million to upgrade the site to industry standards. The plant, which focuses on the reactivation of spent carbon used in drinking water and food grade applications, underwent a major upgrade to increase its capacity and efficiency from 5800 to 10 000 tons per year of reactivated carbon.
 
“We supply to a significant number of the leading drinking water utilities in the United Kingdom as well as food industries,” said Steve Schott, executive vice president of Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Equipment for Calgon Carbon. “The completion of the Tipton renovation further strengthens our position as one of the largest carbon reactivators in the UK.”