Rapid Small Scale Column Tests (RSSCTs) scale down the conditions and dimensions of a full scale filter bed with GAC and allow
continuous flow (using client-provided water) until breakthrough of the granular activated carbon. This test was initially developed for evaluating organic compound removal on activated carbon. Bench scale setup is derived using hydrodynamics and mass transport equations,
and has been shown to be very effective in indicating accurate breakthrough curves for granular activated carbon. Our service allows you to compare the performance of several GACs for particular contaminants or predict the bed-life of a GAC in the full-scale facility. You can know
your granular activated carbon usage rate and remaining filter/adsorber life in days, not months.