Activated carbon plants

For 30 years, INTEGRAL has covered the entire range of design, conception, implementation, commissioning, revision, and further development of countercurrent adsorber systems. Together with partners, INTEGRAL has built the first activated carbon plants in Europe and has since spread the technology far beyond European borders.

Since 1989, INTEGRAL has been conducting extensive research and development work for the adsorption of PCDD, PCDF, and similar components for emission control. INTEGRAL has built and commissioned the first pilot plant for the removal of Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) as well as mercury (Hg) in Vienna and in 1991. Numerous large-scale plants based on this technology followed, such as at the Pfaffenau waste incineration plant in Vienna, Wirbelschichtofen 4 in Vienna or at Spolchemie in the Czech Republic.

Since 2015, the technology has been further developed for use in the steel industry at sintering and coking plants in China and successfully put into operation. In a unique process, the pollutant SO2 is treated and used as a raw material for the production of fertilizers or sulfuric acid. The NOx is reduced to nitrogen and water, the components of clean air. Some of the largest steelworks worldwide are equipped with this INTEGRAL technology.

Modular technology for flue gas volumes from approximately 1500 Nm³/h up to 2 million Nm³/h

Mercury removal efficiency of 99.99% achievable (e.g., from 1mg/Nm³ to 0.1µg/Nm³)

Residue-free technology (no deposition of reaction products necessary)