CPL ‘trebles’ amber-list carbon treatment capacity at Immingham site

CPL Activated Carbons has trebled its capacity for reactivating ‘amber list’ spent carbons from industrial purification processes.

The Wigan, UK based supplier of activated carbons, mobile filtration systems and spent carbon reactivation services has completed a major expansion of its Immingham facility.

According to a company statement, activated carbons are used in a wide range of gas and liquid phase filtration applications, such as air treatment, water purification and other environmental protection applications. In the biogas and biomethane sector they are used for biogas clean-up and odour control applications.

“Spent activated carbons from the various purification applications are generally categorised into two broad types, which dictates how they are subsequently handled and reprocessed,” reads a statement from CPL.

“Spent carbons from industrial applications such as air and biogas filtration, waste water and remediation projects are referred to as ‘amber list’ materials. Carbons that have been used in drinking water or food grade applications are referred to as ‘green list’ materials.”

The expansion to the Immingham facility, funded by a major investment from CPL Activated Carbons’ parent, CPL Industries, has boosted capacity for treating amber list carbons. Among the developments at the facility is the installation of a new rotary kiln at the site, which the company claims is the largest amber-list regeneration facility in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

“After proving our capability in this sector since we started reactivating carbons back in 2013, it is great to complete this next phase in our growth strategy with the installation of this very impressive new kiln,” said CPL’s Divisional director Steve Bell.

“It has three times the capacity of the previous unit and can regenerate spent granular and pellet carbons with a high loading of contaminants. Its sophisticated scrubbing system ensures it is an environmentally friendly process.”



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