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Demand for Activated Carbon Increasing by 9.9%/year to 1.7 Million m.t. in 2014

3:15 AM MDT | July 1, 2010 | Alex Scott

Global demand for virgin activated carbon is set to increase by 9.9%/year to 1.7 million m.t. in 2014, according to a report by Freedonia (Cleveland, OH), a market research group. The U.S., the world’s largest activated carbon market, is set to grow at more than 15%/year to almost 690,000 m.t. in 2014.   “This optimistic outlook is based on anticipated new federal environmental regulations mandating mercury removal at coal-fired power plants,” Freedonia says. Mercury is removed by injecting activated carbon into coal-fired power plants...

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