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Food, Chemical & Water Purification

Overview

Our sustainable, powder-activated carbons have helped purify an array of food, water and chemical products since 1913, including:

  • Foods and beverages
  • Municipal and point-of-use water treatment
  • Decolorization, deodorization and contaminant reduction of chemicals and catalysis

Nuchar® powdered activated carbons’ extraordinarily large surface area and pore volume make it the product of choice for liquid-phase purification in batch and continuous dosage applications.

Its controlled porosity and particle size distribution results in:

  • Fast kinetics
  • High capacity
  • Good settling and suspension characteristics
  • Low-pressure filtration

Available in a variety of grades, Nuchar® powdered activated carbons are offered in a range of particle size distributions, surface chemistries and purity levels – many meeting the standards of the Food Chemical Codex and certified NSF/ANSI 61 and 42.

Our Covington, Va., Wickliffe, Ky., and outsourced locations have Ifanca Halal Product Certification and Star-K Kosher Certification.


Learn more about the capabilities of Ingevity's Nuchar

Capabilities & Services

Product Characteristics

  • High surface area for increased organics removal
  • Transitional pore size distribution for faster adsorption
  • Particle size distribution for faster adsorption and ease of filtration
  • High pore volume for greater capacity
  • High meso porosity for control of algal toxins / cyanotoxins in drinking water
Products

To request a Product Data Bulletin (PDB) for one of our products please use the links below. 

Product Listing
CHEMICAL PROCESSES FOOD AND BEVERAGE WATER TREATMENT SPECIALTY CARBONS
Nuchar® SA-20
Nuchar® SA
Nuchar® SA-T
Nuchar® SN-20
Nuchar® SN
Nuchar® SA PCL
Nuchar® RGC Powder
Nuchar® HD
Nuchar® HD MAX
Nuchar® SA-20
Nuchar® SA
Nuchar® SN-20
Nuchar® SN
Nuchar® SA PCL
Nuchar® RGC Powder
Nuchar® HD
Nuchar® HD MAX
AquaNuchar®
Nuchar® SA
Nuchar® WV-B 30
AquaNuchar®
Aquaguard®
Nuchar® SA-20
Nuchar® SA
Nuchar® SN-20
Nuchar® RGC Powder
Nuchar® HD
Nuchar® HD MAX
Applications

Corn Syrup, Sweeteners, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Acids (Citric, Phosphoric), Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Fermentation Broths, Enzymes, Wine, Juice, Malternative Base, Beer, Pharmaceuticals, Alum, Trona/Soda Ash, Municipal Drinking Water, Point-of-Use Water, Wastewater, Lubricants, Waxes, Catalyst Supports

Application Guide
APPLICATION GUIDE Nuchar® SA-20 Nuchar® SN-20 Nuchar® HD Nuchar® HD
MAX
Nuchar® SA
PCL
Nuchar®
RGC powder
Nuchar® SA-T AquaNuchar® Nuchar® WV-B
30 Granular
Aquaguard®
Corn Syrup, Sweeteners, Sugar            
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein              
Acids (Citric, Phosphoric)                
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)              
Fermentation Broths, Enzymes              
Wine              
Juice              
Malternative Base, Beer              
Pharmaceuticals              
Synthetic Lubricants                  
Alum                
Trona/Soda Ash                
Municipal Drinking Water              
Point-of-Use Water                  
Wastewater                
Soil Remediation                  
APPLICATION GUIDE Nuchar® SA-20 Nuchar® SN-20 Nuchar® HD Nuchar® HD
MAX
Nuchar® SA
PCL
Nuchar®
RGC powder
Nuchar® SA-T AquaNuchar® Nuchar® WV-B
30 Granular
Aquaguard®
Literature

Managing Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water: A Technical Guidance Manual for Drinking Water Professionals
American Water Works Association - September 2016
This Water Research Foundation Manual mentions that "Both the microcystins and cylindrospermopsin can be absorbed by activated carbon with high mesopore capacity (i.e., pores between 2 and 50 nm) (Newcomb 2008)." Nuchar chemically activated wood base carbons have much higher mesopore capacity than other types of powdered activated carbons typically available for use in drinking water treatment. 

Collins Park WTP HAB Short Term Solutions and Beyond - Taming the Creature(s) from the Blue Green Lagoon
Ohio Section: American Waterworks Association Newsletter - Spring 2016
The City of Toledo, Ohio uses Nuchar powdered carbon for its water treatment and control of algal toxins. Ingevity's Nuchar was used in the microcystin removal jar testing data shown in the article. 

Developing a Standard Operating Procedure for Cyanobacteria Bloom Response
Ohio Section: American Waterworks Association Newsletter - Winter 2015
A Jar testing of 8 different types of powdered activated carbons "showed that a wood based PAC had the highest toxin removal rate." The carbon used in the testing was Ingevity's Aqua Nuchar. 

Certifications
  • American National Standards Institute/NSF– Standard 61
  • American National Standards Institute/NSF– Standard 42
  • Food Grade Quality (Food Chemical Codex)
  • ISO 9001
  • Certified ISO/TS 16949 Quality management
  • Kosher and Halal certified for food grade products
Contacts

To request a certain Product Data Bulletin (PDB) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) please click on the product name associated with "Products" above to generate a request form.

Please contact us regarding bids for drinking water treatment carbon at carbon@ingevity.com.