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September 2019 International Activated Carbon Conference (IACC-44)

Pittsburgh, PA Conference and Courses

44th CONFERENCE: September 26-27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Preliminary Technical Program

CARBON COURSES: September 23-29


• IACC-44 Hotel:
Airport Hilton Garden Inn
9600 University Blvd
Moon Township, PA 15108
Group Rate

Past International Activated Carbon Conference Proceedings available for $235

• Pittsburgh, PA – IACC-42: September 20-21, 2018

• Conference Proceedings includes: the attendees list, abstracts of speakers, poster presentations, vendor products and services.


Seeking Nominations for Activated Carbon Hall of Fame Awards


Upcoming PACS Events

PACS can provide courses and consulting at the client’s time and place in addition to the monthly public schedule in major cities.


State-of-the-Art Activated Carbon Test

Gravimetric Adsorption Energy Distribution (GAED)


GAED Application Notes:

1. Improved Adsorption of Fluoroalkyl Organics (PFOA and PFOS) Through Use of Lignin Based Activated Carbon

2. Activated Carbon Pores Filled and Unfilled Using GAED and GC/MS Identification of Adsorbates

3. Full GAED Characterization with Vapor-phase Comparison of Extruded Wood Carbon

4. Full GAED Characterization with Aqueous-phase Comparisons of Fresh 1 (DD-314), Spent 1 (DD-315), Fresh 2 (DD-316), Spent 2 (DD-317)

5. GAED Determination of AC in Fly Ash from Coal Fired Electric Power Plants

6. GAED Comparison Of Two AC Carbon Cloth Materials

7. Selecting the best activated carbon for a drinking water plant

8. Lot to Lot variations in activated carbon

9. GAED Performance Comparison of Loose AC and Air Filter AC

10. Activated Carbon Advanced Test Methods

11. Standard Test Methods To Solve Problems

NOTE: Some 6,000 samples have been fully characterized for physical adsorption of organic compounds in aqueous-phase and gas-phase activated carbon applications.


Other GAED Topics

General GAED Summary

Have You Tried a GAED?

GAED Instrument Commercialization


Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Services

Activated Carbon Research Tools

Mercury Sorbent Opportunity

PACS Mobile Lab

About PACS

Employment at PACS

Asbestos Building Inspections and Management Plans

Cooling and Boiler Water Chemical Treatment




For other laboratory testing service, method development, R&D, software or consulting service needs, contact:


For Carbon Conferences or Short Courses in public sessions or at your time and place, contact us.

PACS provides testing, courses and consulting at the client's time and place, and twice a year carbon conferences.

PACS Positions Available:

  • Laboratory chemist for activated carbon group. Will train!

PACS has positions available for professional scientific service providers and has provided these services for over 38 years. PACS will accept proposals for short courses, consultants, activated carbon conference directors for focused conference subjects, and other needed services. New ideas are welcomed.

PACS, Inc.
409 Meade Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108