NAWC Welcomes Calgon Carbon Corp. as General Sponsor

June 26, 2024
Providing water quality solutions for over 60 years

PHILADELPHIA – With its extensive expertise in delivering reliable water quality solutions, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced Calgon Carbon as its newest General Sponsor.

“Calgon Carbon is a forerunner in the industry and in originating cutting-edge purification systems,” said NAWC President & CEO Robert F. Powelson. “They are experts in activated carbon drinking water treatment and will greatly contribute to our mission of ensuring access to safe, clean, and dependable water nationwide.”

For over six decades, Calgon Carbon has played a pivotal role in helping water utilities provide high quality drinking water to their communities. Calgon Carbon’s comprehensive water solutions are adaptable, capable and proven.

The company’s robust portfolio of proven water treatment solutions addresses challenges such as: PFAS contamination, disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation, total organic compounds (TOC), 1,2,3, – Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) and an array of other contaminants. As just one example, Calgon Carbon has provided proven solutions for PFAS treatment of both drinking water and wastewater applications for more than 20 years, offering ways to treat water everywhere from the source to the tap. Moreover, Calgon Carbon has multiple carbon production, reactivation, and equipment fabrication facilities across the nation to holistically serve the needs of the utilities and companies they assist.

Calgon Carbon recently introduced AquaKnight™ adsorption systems for drinking water treatment. They are designed with the highest level of drinking water purification and safety in mind. The entire AquaKnight GC system is fully NSF 61 certified, providing a more cost-effective and timely approach than customizing and certifying each component. Each system incorporates two pressure vessels along with a compact pipe rack engineered to minimize space and cost while allowing for maximum operational flexibility. These systems, coupled with Calgon Carbon’s FILTRASORB® line of activated carbons, are proven to treat the toughest of water treatment challenges.

Amber Simonic, Executive Director of the Drinking Water Solutions business line of Calgon Carbon, highlighted their enduring partnerships with NAWC members, stating, “Over the years, Calgon Carbon has forged trusted alliances with many NAWC members. We look forward to further collaboration through our sponsorship with NAWC, aimed at providing water quality solutions for communities nationwide.”

About Calgon Carbon

Calgon Carbon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3405) (Kuraray), is a global leader in the manufacture and/or distribution of innovative coal-, wood- and coconut-based activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – to meet the most challenging purification demands of customers throughout the world. Calgon Carbon provides purification solutions for over 700 distinct applications, including drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and various industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon employs approximately 1440 people and operates 20 manufacturing, reactivation, innovation and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron. Calgon Carbon was acquired by Kuraray in March of 2018.  With complementary products and services, the combined organization will continue to focus on providing the highest quality and most innovative activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment, and services to meet customer needs anywhere in the world. Visit

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