Calgon Carbon awarded drinking water treatment contract for South Korea

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PITTSBURGH, PA, Feb. 24, 2014 -- DaeWoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. (DAEWOO E&C), recently awarded Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) a contract to supply 5.6 million pounds of granular activated carbon (GAC) to the Gu Eui Municipal Drinking Water Plant in Seoul City, South Korea.

Used to provide efficient drinking water treatment, the GAC will be installed in newly-constructed carbon filters to remove unpleasant taste and odor from the facility's source water.

The Gu Eui Plant provides 119 million gallons of potable water per day to approximately 600,000 residents in GwangJin-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Calgon Carbon was selected due to its rigorous product quality assurance procedure and the sufficient long-term performance of other products installed in several other municipal drinking water treatment plants throughout Korea.

See also: "Clean water regs to drive global activated carbon market growth, report says"

About Calgon Carbon

Calgon Carbon is the world's largest producer of GAC and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products -- in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form -- for more than 700 distinct applications. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., the company employs approximately 1,100 people at more than 15 manufacturing, reactivation and equipment facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe, where it is known as Chemviron Carbon. For more information, visit


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