At present, the removal of trace substances from drinking water and waste water is one of the core research and development topics at the CSC company who is involved in the following research projects as activated carbon specialist: ...
We are involved in the research project Sauber+ (www.sauberplus.de) that is a joint research project of the funding measure RiSKWa. The Sauber+ project aims to develop measures for preventing the emission of pharmaceuticals and pathogens into the water cycle. As part of this project, we are investigating the possibility of characterizing activated carbons with regard to their capacity of removing different pharmaceuticals. This is intended to have an improved selection of adsorbents to offer to users.
Since physical adsorption is generally reversible, activated carbons can be regenerated by desorption. On this basis, the research project ReMik is investigating the possibility of reactivating activated carbons by microwaves in the context of the removal of trace substances from drinking water and waste water to reduce the consumption of energy and resources used in activated carbon production by carbon recycling.