Calgon Carbon Corporation announced the opening of its North Tonawanda, NY, plant. The facility will recycle or “reactivate” granular activated carbon (GAC), which is used in drinking water applications. The refurbished facility houses a dry feed system, screening tower, reactivation furnace, storage tanks and packaging system.
Calgon Carbon leased what was once a wastewater reactivation facility. In 2010, plans began to upgrade the facility to handle outside material used only for potable reactivation. Calgon Carbon is also leasing a 160,000-square-foot warehouse in the area to house production material. The plant became operational in March 2014 and currently employs 16 people at both the plant and warehouse. The NSF-certified operation will service customers east of the Mississippi.
The facility was designed to provide “custom” reactivation of GAC, which reduces the cost of using virgin GAC and the associated carbon footprint, according to the company. All the packaging materials at the plant are recycled and energy-efficient lighting was also installed.
North Tonawanda joins the company’s other GAC reactivation facilities across the country including Columbus, OH, and Gila Bend, AZ. Calgon Carbon recently received the 2014 Excellence in Sustainability Award for its Gila Bend plant from the Arizona Manufacturers Council (AMC).
For more information, visit www.calgoncarbon.com