Calgon Carbon signs 10-year contract with CA water district to improve drinking water
Calgon Carbon Corporation and Palmdale Water District of California have signed a 10-year contract under which Calgon Carbon will provide reactivation services to treat the District's drinking water.
PITTSBURGH, PA, Sept. 16, 2014 -- Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) and Palmdale Water District of California have signed a 10-year contract under which Calgon Carbon will provide reactivation services to treat the District's drinking water. The value of the contract will depend upon the amount of spent carbon that is reactivated annually, which is expected to be 1 million pounds.
The District is using granular activated carbon (GAC) in order to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DDBR), which establishes maximum levels at which disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are permitted to be present in drinking water. The GAC removes organic compounds from the water, reducing the formation of byproducts that occur with the addition of chlorine.
The District will be converting to Calgon Carbon's high-performance Filtrasorb400 GAC, which when spent, will be taken to the company's facility in Gila Bend, Ariz., for custom reactivation. The District has been using reactivated GAC for several years and expects to continue to realize significant savings under this new contract.
About Calgon Carbon
Calgon Carbon Corporation 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 www.calgoncarbon.com.