Activated Carbon Made in Germany
Our activated carbon, unique in the world, is manufactured 100% on the Teterow site, according to a patented manufacturing process. The concept development of the production plant was done in combination with the quality management system implemented to produce high quality products.
As the input material for our activated carbon, we use exclusively FSC-certified charcoal of European origin, and a sugar-water based binding agent from the domestic sugar beet industry. We highly value the use of sustainable raw materials.
The production chain starts by giving the charcoal in the process, with following reduction into charcoal dust through two vibratory mills. The dust is stored in a silo and mixed in dosed quantity with our binding agent and other doping materials. The added doping materials are the special characteristics of our activated carbon dopetac sulfo 100® and this sets it apart from other activated carbons in relation to the performance of taking up hydrogen sulphide from the gas phase. As the production process progresses, no other materials are added to the product.
State-of-the-art production facility
The production plant is basically designed as two separately usable production lines, to increase the maximum production quantity and to manufacture two different products at the same time.
After mixing the charcoal dust with the sugar-water based binding agent, the generated mass is pressed into 4mm pellets. These are dried and then transported into the carboniser. This is where, under indirect steam heating, the characteristic, solid structure of the activated carbon pellets is produced by carbonising the carbon it contains in a rotating pipe.
The activator rotating pipe follows immediately after the carboniser. Due to the large size of the pipes, they form the core of our plant.
Activated carbons use their large inner surface area in the form of a pore system for adsorption. We form this system with our manufacturing process by directly charging the carbonised pellets with water steam in the activator.
The generated activated carbon is finally screened, to remove dust and fragments. However, before the product can be bagged in our various packaging units (link), the filter product is slowly brought into contact with oxygen over approx. 2 weeks in ageing tanks, to minimise overheating by chemical reactions.
Expertise & Experience
The many years of experience of our employees allow us to implement customer-specific requirements over the entire process of manufacturing and using the product. In our in-house laboratory the production process is monitored and the characteristics of the raw materials and finished products are determined. The continuous labelling of the batches enables all the produced and dispatched products to be traced.
Based on the manufacturing process and the raw materials used, the area of application of our activated carbons is primarily in gas cleaning. Possible uses range from small quantities in small filters up to several tonnes in adsorbers.
Made in Germany.