Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

Limits for drinking water: 0.1 µg/l (ppb) i.e. 0.0001 mg/l (ppm)

Visible signs
  • Without color, taste or smell (the odor can only manifest when the limit is exceeded 100 or 1000 times)
  • Risk of cancer

Removing hydrocarbons from water

  • Principle: adsorption and reverse osmosis

We have been adjusting the water since 1999

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are usually a product of incomplete combustion of organic materials (wood, leaves, but also plastics, rubber and fossil fuels) or they can be extracted from certain materials (e.g. asphalt). Many of these substances have shown to increase the risk of cancer.

To remove them from water, adsorption methods are used: filtration through activated carbon or the coagulation process. Like for most other impurities, reverse osmosis can also be used to reduce PAU concentration.

Our products solve this problem
Water treatment for industry and households

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