Physical Properties of OxPure CH 1240 Improve Efficacy Against PFASs

Found in innumerable consumer products such as non-stick coatings and stain-resistant fabrics, as well as in military grade firefighting foams, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be dangerous if they leach into drinking water. They do not easily break down in the human body, and can accumulate over time to dangerous levels.

For this reason, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a PFAS limit of 70 ppt (parts per trillion) in drinking water. Yet the most common PFASs, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) have been detected in over 100 public drinking water systems across 33 states. Until now, it was difficult for municipalities to get these levels under control.

OxPure CH 1240

Activated carbon has been known as a powerful purification agent since antiquity, and today it is used in a stunning variety of applications. However, it has been challenging to reduce PFAS levels to the EPA standard using traditional activated carbons. Oxbow Activated Carbon’s latest product, OxPure CH 1240, is specifically designed to meet these challenges.

Carefully crafted from virgin raw materials through a proprietary high-temperature activation process, OxPure CH 1240 is fundamentally different than traditional 12x40 mesh activated carbon. Its adsorption capacity is 80% higher, its column life 50 to 70% longer, and its backwash flow rate is 35% lower. In addition, OxPure CH 1240 has a unique pore structure that is far less likely to become fouled by other impurities in the water.

Are you interested in purchasing activated carbon for a specific application? Do you require expert guidance in choosing the right impregnation for your needs? With more than 70 years of experience in the activated carbon industry, Oxbow Activated Carbon is proud to provide the most diverse line of activated carbon products on the market today. We provide both standard and custom impregnations, spent carbon disposal and reactivation, and numerous other specialized services. We pride ourselves on our individualized customer service, and we look forward to becoming your one-stop shop for all your activated carbon needs.
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