Calgon Carbon Corporation
) has clinched the third ten-year reactivation services contract
in Arizona since the beginning of 2012. The company has signed
the third contract with the City of Glendale, under which it will
provide reactivation services to the latter for activated carbon
used to treat the city's drinking water.
The value of the contract will depend on the amount of spent
activated carbon that is reactivated annually, which is expected
to be roughly 1.25 million pounds.
The city of Glendale which is located on the western side of the
Phoenix metropolitan area uses granular activated carbon (GAC).
The usage of GAC in the city is in compliance with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's Stage 2 Disinfectants and
Disinfection Byproducts Rule. The Rule sets up maximum levels at
which disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are permitted to be present
in drinking water.
Glendale has been using reactivated carbon for several years and
the contract underscores its belief in the economic and
environmental benefits of reactivated GAC for drinking water
The uniqueness of GAC lies in its organic compounds removing
capacity from the water, which results in reducing the formation
of byproducts after the addition of chlorine. Glendale selected
the GAC method of reactivation service with the usage of chlorine
as it is more effective than other methods that uses alternative
disinfectants and carries a possibility of producing other
potentially harmful byproducts.
Prior to the Glendale contract, Calgon Carbon had entered into
two other ten-year contracts in Arizona since the start of 2012.
One of those was signed with the City of Phoenix in Mar 2012 and
the other one was signed with the City of Scottsdale in Jun 2012.
Calgon Carbon built a new advanced reactivation facility in
Gila Bend, Ariz., which came into operation in Apr 2013.
The reactivation facility was built to meet the requirements of
the three cities - Glendale, Phoenix and Scottsdale - besides
other cities throughout the southwestern U.S. The facility has an
annual reactivation capacity of roughly 25 million pounds.
Calgon Carbon retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Other companies in the pollution control industry worth
Sharps Compliance Corp.
CECO Environmental Corp.
Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc.
). While Sharps Compliance carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
both CECO Environmental and Perma-Fix Environmental hold a Zacks
Rank #2 (Buy).
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