Norit Americas – Activated Carbon
About the Company:
Norit is a global leader in activated carbon with a 100% focus on serving customers around the world from its 10 diverse production facilities in 7 countries.
Norit is the original activated carbon manufacturer and has been leading the industry for more than 100 years. It is a leading provider with the broadest product line including over 400 activated carbon grades.
Norit products remove impurities from food, beverages, pharmaceutical products, chemicals, water and air. Norit products also purify a variety of other liquids and gases including renewable natural gas (RNG)/biogas – a sustainable source of energy. In addition, Norit offers multiple related services including reactivation, rental systems, and direct technical support.
Norit is committed to providing superior products, exceptional technical assistance, hands-on sales and customer support, competitive pricing, and enhanced value to its customers.
About the Solution:
RNG/Biogas is a rapidly growing industry segment requiring activated carbon for purification to combined heat and power (CHP) and pipeline specifications. More and more methane is being collected from the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes from agricultural operations, water treatment facilities, and landfills. This gas is being upgraded into a renewable energy resource that reduces emissions and substitutes for fossil-derived energy. Norit Activated Carbon separates impurities from RNG/biogas such as Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), siloxanes, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), and Nitrogen in rejection units. In this way, Norit is contributing to a clean, healthy, and sustainable energy future.
The largest waste management and RNG/biogas companies in the world rely on Norit Activated Carbon to protect their equipment and meet pipeline specifications simply, cost-effectively, and reliably. They benefit from Norit’s innovative and superior products, a consistent source of supply, minimal plant and operational downtime, and a high level of RNG/biogas purity.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Norit Americas Inc. has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Norit Americas Inc. to further refine the cost and performance information on their solutions. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY