General Carbon Corporation

GC Powdered

Powdered Activated Carbon

GC Powdered Activated Carbon is a virgin carbon. Derived from selected grades of bituminous coal its high activity and surface area make it ideal for many purification applications including the treatment of potable water and the removal of taste, odor and organic contaminants. Manufactured at an NSF/ANSI standard certified facility, it meets the requirements of AWWA B600-90.


Mesh Size, (US Sieve):
-100 mesh, %: 99 (min)
-200 mesh, %: 95 (min)
-300 mesh, %: 90 (min)
Iodine Number, mg/g: 800 (min)
Surface Area, m2/g: 900 (min)
Moisture, % (as packaged): 5 (max)
Typical Density, lbs./ft.3: 29 – 33
                            g/cc: 0.52 – 0.56

*Standard packaging is in 55 lb. vinyl bags. Other packaging is available upon request.


Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air causing a severe hazard to workers inside carbon vessels. Confined space/low oxygen procedures should be put in place before any entry is made. Such procedures should comply with all applicable Local, State and Federal guidelines.