Anthracite is used in the treatment of potable water, sewage and industrial effluents. It is installed as a layer above the sand in dual or multi-media filtration systems. The anthracite is used to assist in filtering out fine particles which may not be retained by the sand and in multi filtration systems is usually supported on a layer of coarse support garnet.

Technical Data Sheet

1. Product Name / Reference


2. Main Intended Use

Water filtration media

3. Chemical Description

Compound Element Chemical Formula Typical Content
Carbon C 93% minimum
Volatiles 7% maximum
Ash 4% maximum
Sulphur 1% maximum
Moisture 2% maximum

4. Physical Properties

a. Bulk Density 0.73 g/cm3
b. Specific Gravity 1.40 g/cm3
c. Solubility in HCL 2% maximum
d. Attrition Loss 2% maximum
 e. Hardness 3 Mohs

5. Sizes Available

Grade Size
No.1 0.60 – 1.18 mm
No.1S 0.80 – 1.60 mm
No.2 1.18 – 2.50 mm
No.2S 1.40 – 2.50 mm
No.3 2.5 – 5.0 mm
No.4 5 – 10 mm
No.5 10 – 20 mm
No.6 20 – 40 mm

6. Packaging

Packed in 25kg sacks and 1000kg IBC big bags.

Water Filtration Yes
Odour Control No
Green Roof Systems No
Cosmetics Scrubs Yes
Dental Treatments Yes
PCB Scrubbing Yes
Glass Treatments Yes
Metal Finishing Yes
Lightweight Precast Concrete No
Odour Treatment No
Seawater Reverse Osmosis Yes
Automotive Polish Yes
Effluent Treatment Yes
Horticulture No
Construction No
Hand Cleaner Yes
Paints & Coatings Yes
Lightweight Plasters Yes