Nalco Pretreatment Solutions (PTS) is a leading master distributor of activated carbon, granular activated carbon and liquid phase activated carbon. We are a stocking distributor for Calgon, Jacobi, Norit and our own Res-Karb brand activated carbon. All products meet or exceed AWWA B100 and are listed under NSF Standard 61.
View our carbon selection chart to view applications and products available.
Unlike many distributors, Nalco PTS manufactures and services activated carbon filters, uses activated carbon in our service DI systems and has engineers and activated carbon specialists on staff to assist you in the selection of the best liquid phase-activated carbon for your application regardless of your industry. Specializing strictly in water treatment, we can assist with:
Competitively Priced Options
Nalco PTS distributes for major activated carbon companies whose experience with carbon is long and deep. With our encouragement, our major suppliers have developed global supply resources. Our competitively priced imported activated carbons have been processed to the same high standards as the domestic products.
Nalco PTS offers a wide variety of domestic and imported activated carbon choices that cover most liquid phase adsorption processes. We offer the following brands of activated carbon:
Filtrasorb® 100 & 200 - Bituminous coal based activated carbons used for the removal of taste and odor compounds and dissolved organic compounds in potable or waste water treatment.
Filtrasorb® 300 & 400 - Bituminous coal based activated carbons used for the removal of taste and odor compounds and dissolved organic compounds in potable or waste water treatment.
CENTAUR® 12 x 40 - A liquid phase activated carbon manufactured to enhance catalytic functionality. The product is unique in that it concentrates reactants via adsorption and then promotes their reaction on the surface of the pores. Hydrogen sulfide and chloramine removal are typical applications.
CPG® LF 12x40 ACID WASHED - Produced with virtually no fines or dust and has a low ash content. CPG LF is made from selected grades of bituminous coal combined with suitable binders to give superior hardness and long life.
Filtrasorb® 600 - A high grade granular activated carbon manufactured and optimized for superior performance in the removal of trace level organics such as MTBE from water.
REACT pH - A granular activated carbon specifically designed to alleviate the pH rise commonly found on start-up of fresh carbon beds.
Res-Karb JCL - Our privately labeled bituminous coal base activated carbon for the removal of unpleasant taste and odor compounds and dissolved organic compounds. Packaged in convenient 1 cubic foot bags.
Res-Karb JCLAW - Our privately labeled, cost effective acid washed activated carbon. Processed to have very low fines and dust with low ash content. Packaged in convenient 1 cubic foot bags.
Res-Karb CL - Our private label, cost effective domestic bituminous coal based activated carbon for the removal of unpleasant taste and odor compounds. Manufactured to meet a low iron spec especially for the residential market. Packaged in convenient 1 cubic foot bags.
Res-Karb CS1240 - The physical characteristics of coconut shell activated carbon, including its superior hardness, make it an ideal choice for commercial and industrial applications such as bottling, brewing, and ultrapure water. This coconut carbon is especially effective at removing trace organic compounds such as THMs.
AquaSorb 1000 - A water- washed medium activity granular activated carbon manufactured by steam activation from selected grades of bituminous coal. The product is the entry-level drinking water carbon, suitable for a wide range of drinking water applications.
AquaSorb 2000 - A high activity granular activated carbon manufactured by steam activation from selected grades of bituminous coal. This carbon is water washed during manufacture and wets rapidly. The excellent hardness and mechanical strength ensures negligible losses during backwashing, air scouring and multiple reactivations.
AquaSorb H200 - An acid washed high purity high activity granular activated carbon manufactured by steam activation from selected grades of bituminous coal.
HYDRODARCO 3000/4000 Products - Activated carbons designed for water treatment applications. This lignite base activated carbon has wide pore size distribution and large pore volume. These characteristics provide rapid adsorption rate and high capacity for dissolved organics.
NORIT GAC40S - A granular activated carbon produced by steam activation of select grades of coal. Offers excellent adsorption properties and is recommended for removal of impurities from water and industrial process applications.
Nalco PTS has activated carbon customers across many industries including: food and beverage, power plants, co-generation plants, municipal water treatment plants, chemical plants, refineries and pharmaceutical plants.
Nalco PTS is a uniquely qualified provider of complete activated carbon change-out services for water treatment equipment used in commercial and industrial applications. This service is offered in the throughout the United States. We have been rebedding activated carbon filters of all sizes and configurations on a turnkey basis since 1985. Activated carbon disposal is available.
Allow us to assist you with your spent carbon return. We cannot accept the return of any spent carbon until the material has been tested and approved for reactivation.
NOTE: This service is only available for Calgon Carbon products. We may not accept spent carbon that was not originally purchased from us but will do everything possible to assist you with disposal, regardless of manufacture. Please contact us for specific pricing on this service.
For more information on Activated Carbons, please visit the Activated Carbons Technical Information.