Carbon, especially granular and powdered block forms, is the main ingredient of activated carbon filters. These small granules particles are spacious such as it can cover the surface area of more than 500m2. This feature enables it to clean more surface area, as it absorbs more allergens and contaminants than the traditional carbon. These carbon granules are treated with heat to make them more porous thus, enabling them to absorb the more contaminants. In the adsorption process, organic compounds present in the air and water react chemically with the activated carbon, which causes them to stick to the filter. Activated carbon filters are used in air purification systems to remove hazardous compounds.
Increase in urbanization has led to the rise in construction of houses, which is increasing air pollution and sewage waste. This, in turn, is projected to fuel the demand for activated carbon filters. Migration of people from rural areas to the urban areas have increased the demand for activated carbon filters. Construction activities increase the dust particles in the air, which boosts air pollution. Activated carbon filters are used to absorb the dust particles and combat pollution.
Rise in the number of manufacturing plants where water is used to treat intermediate goods releases waste water. These plants are required to treat waste water before releasing it into the drain.
Increase in the number of manufacturing plants is expected to boost the demand activated carbon filters. The automobile industry has been growing in the last few years. This, in turn, is projected to increase the usage of activated carbons filters. The chemical industry extensively uses water for chemical treatments and cleaning.
Development of products and fast lifestyle have changed the consumption pattern of consumers. Growth of the industrial sector has also increased the demand for activated carbon filters. Some manufacturers sell their products online to cater the high demand for activated carbon filters from consumers. They provide discounts coupons, gifts, etc., to customers. Online sale of products is increasing due to high Internet penetration across the globe.
The global activated carbon filter market can be segmented in terms of product type, application, end-user, distribution channel, and region.
Based on product type, the market can be classified into granules and powder.
In terms of application, the activated carbon filter market can be categorized into automobile, chemical, electronics, pharmaceutical, water filtration, and others, which includes textile, mining, and metallurgy.
Based on end-user, the market can be divided into residential, commercial, and industrial. In terms of distribution channel, the activated carbon filter market can be bifurcated into online and offline. The offline segment can be sub-segmented into hypermarket, supermarket, specialty stores, and retail shops.
In terms of region, the global portable air conditioners market can be segmented into North America (NA), Europe (EU), Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SA). The North America market comprises the U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America. Europe includes the U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe. Similarly, Asia Pacific includes India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East & Africa comprises GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. South America consists of Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of South America.
Key players operating in the global activated carbon filter market include Anshan Sinocarb Carbon Fibers Co., Ltd., Argonide Corporation, Carbtrol Corp, Cleantech Water, Evertech Envisafe Ecology Co., Ltd., FilterCor Inc., General Carbon Corporation, Hangzhou Nature Technology Co., Ltd., Nantong Yongtong Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. and Prominent Systems, Inc.