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Increasing demand in water treatment and sewage treatment applications is expected to be a key growth driver.

Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal is characterized by presence of large number of tiny pores on its surface. Higher the number or pores, larger will be the surface area, which increases adsorption capacity of the element. Among all end uses, it is widely used in potable water purification and sewage treatment plants. Recent technological advancements in manufacturing are expected to further fuel the growth.

U.S. activated carbon market


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Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is generally manufactured from carbon rich organic raw materials, such as coal and coconut shell charcoal. GAC have regenerating properties that make it very popular. However, the iodine number of regenerated activated carbon reduces after regeneration. GAC is heavily used in air treatment and municipal water treatment plants, especially in mercury and chlorine removal process.

Activated Carbon Market Share Insights

Rising demand has encouraged many companies to enter into the business and many are still finding ways. This scenario is expected to continue for the upcoming six to eight years, as it will help supply the rising product demand in variety of applications. With advancements in reactivation more and more companies are trying to tap the opportunities and are making ways to enter in the reactivation business, by providing services like on-site services.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 – 2017

Forecast period

2019 – 2025

Market representation

Volume in Tons, Revenue in USD Thousand & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

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North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

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