Calgon Carbon Corporation
) has inaugurated the new carbon custom reactivation facility in
Gila Bend, AZ. Calgon Carbon will be reactivating (recycling)
carbon used by water treatment facilities in the plant to serve
clean, purified and safe drinking water to the surrounding
regions of Gila Bend, including the greater Phoenix area and
throughout the Southwest.
The attendees of the inauguration program at the Gila Bend
facility included political officials, community members and
employees of Calgon Carbon. The new facility creates 25
high-quality job opportunities for the state of Arizona and is
expected to increase to 62 jobs over a period of three years.
This initiative will also help promote environmental
responsibility in the region.
The process of carbon reactivation is a kind of recycling where
organic compounds that have been captured by granular activated
carbon (GAC) are destroyed through high temperatures and
simultaneously, the carbon is restored to an ustable state.
Carbon reactivation process is cost effective as it minimizes the
cost of using GAC by roughly 40% and reduces the carbon footprint
associated with the utilization of GAC by almost 80%. The
location of the facility is another advantage as it will allow
the same carbon to be reused efficiently while saving time and
The Gila Bend facility will promote environmental responsibility
in the region by introducing Calgon Carbon's waste heat
initiative, an eco-friendly method that captures and reuses waste
heat to reactivate carbon by saving energy. In addition, the
facility is fully equipped with LED lights, variable-speed and
high-efficiency motors for power process equipments in order to
maintain its eco-friendly design.
The innovative carbon reactivation process installed by Calgon
Carbon positions it as a pioneer in the industry, making it the
first of its kind in a domestic plant.
Calgon Carbon currently retains a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
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Industrial Services of America, Inc.
). All of them carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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