Innovative R & D

Our R&D team continuously works to improve our existing products while engineering new ones, as we strive to bring the most innovative solutions to our customers.

We are a research-driven company, led by a force of PhDs who are well-respected and recognized within the industry. We use our team’s technical knowledge to engineer novel sorbents for pollutant absorption, working with an array of partners across industries to design custom solutions and systems.

It is our focus on innovation that has led to our company’s growth; as we continue to engineer custom activated carbons, we constantly improve our products and find new applications. To protect our partners’ facilities we design oxidizing, non-brominated products that are equally effective as our brominated products, but do not cause equipment corrosion. Currently, some of our research focuses on creating activated carbons from raw material byproducts to improve the sustainability of our supply chain.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide solutions that meet both regulatory and customer-driven requirements. We operate a state-of-the art laboratory equipped for the research and development of sorbents and catalysts.

R&D Lab Capabilities

Physical characterization

  • Nitrogen adsorption analyses (BET Surface Area, Average Pore Size, Pore Volume)
  • Iodine number (ASTM D4607)
  • Density (ASTM B527)
  • Moisture Content (ASTM D2867)
  • Ash (ASTM D2866)
  • pH (ASTM D6851 and D3838)

Performance-based testing

  • Fixed bed gas phase contaminant removal testing
  • Mercury adsorption
  • Liquid slurry or column contaminant removal testing
  • Additional capabilities through partner laboratories
  • Particle Size (Optical Laser)
  • Ignition Temperature (ASTM D4607)
  • Activated carbon
    • Bench scale activation furnace
    • Post treatment techniques
  • Catalysts
    • Sol-gel processing
    • Extrusion materials
  • Spectrophotometry (HACH DR 5000)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (Perkin Elmer TGA 7)
  • Aqueous mercury analysis by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (Leeman Labs Hydra AA)
  • Aqueous mercury analysis by Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (PS Analytical)
  • Continuous in-line gaseous mercury analysis (RA 915+ Zeeman Mercury Analyzer)