General Carbon Corporation

GC 12x40PF



Granular activated carbon for PFOS and PFAS treatment

GC 12x40PF is a re-agglomerated activated carbon manufactured from a specially selected grade of bituminous coal. Manufactured at an NSF/ANSI certified facility, it is suitable for drinking water and food grade applications. It is specially formulated for the removal of emerging contaminants like PFOS and PFAS.


US Mesh Size: 90 (min)
                 Greater than 12 U.S. Mesh, %: 5 (max)
                 Less than 40 U.S. Mesh %: 5 (max)
Typical Ash Content, %: 12-13
Moisture % (as packaged): 5 (max)
Iodine, mg/g: 1000 (min)
Surface Area, m²/g: 950 (min)
Hardness, %: 90 (min)
Abrasion Number: 80 (min)
Apparent Density, lbs./cu.ft: 24-26
                  g/cc: 0.40 -0.42
pH: 9-11
Typical TCN: 10-11

*Standard packaging is in 55lb and 1,100lb vinyl bags. Other packaging is available upon request with an additional cost.


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.


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