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Activated Carbon, The Basics & Their Applications, September 11, 2024
Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Activated Carbon, The Basics & Their Applications 

Mr. Kenneth Winston

This course takes place Wednesday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT

Register button Full Course (2 hours, .2 CEUs)

$245 AFS Members
$315 Non-members

Course Description:

This course is for all process- or filtration-oriented workers in all fields that deal with purification, environmental air, and water, or any of the hundreds of places where activated carbon is used to remove contaminants. The class material is designed for the novice to understand and the advanced to use. You will leave this course with a much deeper understanding of activated carbon and how it is used in all industries, from Food and beverage to Municipal water to Virus Production and all areas in between.


  1. What is activated carbon & how it works
  2. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics
  3. Applications (liquid and vapor, typical EBCT, SVs, etc...)
  4. Manufacturing Techniques
  5. Reactivation – Benefits, Appropriate forms, and materials
  6. Special Update on PFAS React Study
  7. Carbon Properties - Iodine / CTC; Mesh Size (screens); Density; Hardness
  8. Carbon Application Testing – including Isotherm and other testing
  9. Modeling capabilities
  10. Liquid Equipment - Start-up, Wetting, Backwash
  11. Vapor Equipment – Selection and Guidelines

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for people new to the filtration industry, either in technical, sales, or business functions.  It is also very good for those in this industry for a while to better understand how fundamentals can be used for practical applications.


Mr. Kenneth Winston is the past chairman of the American Filtration & Separations Society. Calgon Carbon originated in cutting-edge purification systems for drinking water, wastewater, odor control, pollution abatement, and industrial and manufacturing processes. These systems have over 700 distinct market applications, from purifying air and drinking water to purifying food and pharmaceuticals to mercury emissions.