Albany, New York (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Activated carbon is carbon produced from carbonaceous sources like peat, nutshells, wood, lignite, coir, petroleum pitch and coal. Activated carbon is widely used for its extraordinary absorption properties in various industries like drinking water, purifier industry, food industry and metal plated industry. The growth of the activated carbon market is strongly dependent on growth of these industries. Activated carbon is also used in mining of gold.
The U.S represents the dominating single market in the global activated carbon market and is expected to grow at a significant rate in future. Increasing focus on air purification and water treatment in the last five years is the major reason behind the growth of the activated carbon market. Water treatment is the key application market in liquid phase application and air purification represents the leading application is gas phase purification.
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Stringent water regulations and mercury control for air purification are identified as major drivers for the activated carbon market. Increasing raw material prices due to limited raw material supply is a major challenge for the activated carbon market. Strong research and new product development in reactivated carbon will help manufacturers to overcome this challenge.
Based on application, the global activated carbon market is segmented into liquid phase applications, gas phase applications and others. Based on product type, the global activated carbon market is segmented into granular activated carbon, powdered activated carbon, and other activated carbon. The global market for activated carbon is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW).
Some of the key players in this industry include Ada-Carbon Solutions, Albemarle Corporation, Carbon Activated Corporation, Carbon Resources, Carbotech Ac Gmbh, Clarimex Group, Donau Chemie Group, Haycarb, Jacobi Carbons Ab, Meadwestvaco Corporation, Veolia Water S.A., Norit N.V., Calgon Carbon Corporation, Osaka Gas Chemicals, Kurary Co. Ltd., Siemens Water Technologies Corp and others.
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