Filtration Media ProActive™ 12 x 40
100% USA Bituminous Carbon
ProActive™ 12 x 40 100% USA Bituminous Carbon (P/N IT50002-USA) is mined and manufactured in the USA for the removal of dissolved organic compounds from water and wastewater as well as industrial and food processing streams. These contaminants include taste and odor compounds, organic color, total organic carbon (TOC), and industrial organic compounds such as TCE and PCE.
This activated carbon is made from select grades of bituminous coal through a process known as reagglomeration to produce a high activity, durable, granular product capable of withstanding the abrasion associated with repeated backwash, hydraulic transport, and reactivation for reuse. Activation is carefully controlled to produce a significant volume of both low and high energy pores for effective adsorption of a broad range of high and low molecular weight organic contaminants.

This product is formulated to comply with all the applicable provisions of the AWWA Standard for Granular Activated Carbon (B604) and Food Chemicals Codex. It may also be certified to the requirements of ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for use in municipal water treatment facilities.
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ProActive™ is a trademark of Safe Water Technologies, Inc.
  High adsorption capacity and efficiency  
  Super durability that stands up well to backwash  
  Highly developed pore structure  
  100% mined and manufactured in USA  
Part Number IT50002-USA
US Standard Mesh Size
  — Greater than 12
  — Less than 40
12 x 40
  5% maximum
  4% maximum
Iodine Number 1000 mg/g minimum
Moisture by Weight 2% maximum
Effective Size 0.55 to 0.75 mm
Uniformity Coefficient 1.9 maximum
Abrasion Number 75 minimum
Apparent Density (tamped) 0.54 g/cc
Water Extractables < 1%
Non-wettable < 1%
Packaging 2 cu.ft. bags /
80 cu.ft. per skid
(27.5 lbs per cu.ft.)
View SWT Filtration Media Guide
For safety and handling purposes, we recommend appropriate protective measures when entering a wet vessel containing granular activated carbon, because wet activated carbon depletes oxygen from air and therefore, dangerously low levels of oxygen may be encountered. In such a case, the oxygen level inside the vessel shall be determined before entering and appropriate protective equipment should be worn when entering, or leave the vessel open until the oxygen level in the vessel is normal.
This information has been gathered from standard materials and or test data that is believed to be accurate and reliable. Nothing herein shall be determined to be a warranty or representation expressed or implied with respect to the use of such information or the use of the goods described for any particular purpose alone or in combination with other goods or processes, or that their use does not conflict with existing patent rights. No license is granted to practice any patented invention. It is solely for your consideration, investigation and verification.
Safe Water Technologies, Inc.
996 Bluff City Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60120 USA
Telephone: +1.847.888.6900
Facsimile: +1.847.888.6924

Last Updated: June 13, 2018