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FY5 12x40

Filtracarb® FY5 is a granular activated carbon manufactured from specially selected grades of coconut shells by a steam activation process.

The material is manufactured under stringently controlled conditions to produce a porous adsorbent with a highly developed internal surface area.

  • Versatile vapour phase adsorbent
  • Low pressure drop characteristics
  • Excellent product hardness
  • Drinking Water Inspectorate approved
  • Complies with EN 12915 (GAC for potable water)
  • Supplied to BS EN ISO 9001:2008

Standard Specification

ParameterUnitValueMethod
TypeGranular Coconut
CTC% min55ASTM D3467
Moisture as packed% max5ASTM D2867
Mesh size US sieve :-ASTM D2862
+12 (1.70mm)% max5
12-40 (1.70 - 0.425mm)% minBalance
-40 (0.425mm)% max5
-50 (0.30mm)% maxTrace
Effective Sizemm min0.55ASTM D2862
mm max0.75

Typical Properties

ParameterUnitValueMethod
Hardness% min99ASTM D3802
Bulk Densityg ml-10.49ASTM D2854
Densityg ml-10.43* Note 1
pH aqueous extract10ASTM D3838
Ash%2ASTM D2866
Iodine numbermg g-11100ASTM D4607
Surface aream2 g-11150BET N2
Pore volumeml g-10.68
Pore size distribution :-
micropores (r < 1nm)cm3 g-10.37N2 Isotherm
mesopores (r = 1-25nm)cm3 g-10.12N2 Isotherm
macropores (r > 25nm)cm3 g-10.19Hg Porosimetry
Dechlorination half length valuecm1.80DIN 19603
* Note 1
The weight per unit volume on a dry basis of a bed of activated carbon that has been backwashed and drained.Note 1

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