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Granular Activated Carbon Filtration Systems

Granular Activated Carbon Filters
Yardney Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration systems use the adsorptive qualities of the media to remove highly dispersed compounds from water sources too small for the removal with standard multi-media filtration technology. These automatic filtration systems are extremely effective in removing chlorine and chlorine related compounds, organic chemicals, tastes and odors, halogenated organic compounds, hydrocarbons and other highly dispersed contaminants. Yardney GAC filtration systems utilize a vertical side shell depth of 72 inches. All Yardney industrial media filters utilize our simple backwash system for ease of operation and consistent water quality. The Yardney automatically controlled filter systems operate for extended periods of time prior to a short backwash cycle.

Yardney industrial filtration systems are shipped as a complete finished assembled and packaged unit. Each system is skid mounted with tanks, valves, manifolds, controller, tubing, electrical solenoids and removable underdrain assembled and ready for water source and power hookup.

Performance levels can be modified to remove suspended solids of a given size range consistent with desired application objectives.


  • Removal of chlorines, organic chemicals, taste and odor, halogenated organic compounds, hydrocarbons or other highly dispersed contaminants
  • Polishing filter for contaminants not removed by other filtration systems
  • 80 psi standard operating pressure (high pressure systems available)
  • Flow ranges from 5 gpm


  • State of the art fabrication provides added strength under pressure and long system life
  • ASME code shaped head construction for durability and safety
  • Stainless steel wedgewire underdrain
    • Ensures structural integrity in the harshest conditions
    • Hydraulically balanced to increase effectiveness of backwash while reducing flush frequency and waste of water
    • High strength stainless steel wedgewire will withstand a collapse pressure in excess of 600 psi
  • Standard carbon steel products use 3/16" thick material
  • Backwash automatically initiated by elapsed time or pressure differential
  • Yardney easy-entry lid closure with weld tabs for operator safety
  • Available in welded carbon steel or stainless steel
  • 3M Scotchkote® 134 fusion bonded epoxy coating on interior surfaces
  • Made in USA

Standard Product Includes:

  • Completely assembled for easy installation
  • Skid mounted tanks
  • Yardney easy-entry lid closure with side manway
  • Valves
  • Inlet, outlet and backwash manifolds
  • Controller, solenoids, electrical wire, tubing
  • Removable underdrain
  • 3M Scotchkote® 134 fusion bonded epoxy coating on interior surfaces

Available Options:

  • ASME code
  • High pressure
  • Solar package
  • PLC controller
  • Custom filter station layout piping
  • Air scour
  • Continuous flow
  • Rinse to waste


ModelNumber of Tanks in SystemMinimum Flow (gpm)Maximum Flow (gpm)Chlorine Removal (gpm)Activated Carbon (cu ft)Filtration Surface (sq ft)Backwash Flow Rate (gpm)Maximum Pressure
GAC-1872-1A19183571.7718100 psi
GAC-2472-1A1163260133.1532100 psi
GAC-1872-2A2183571143.5418100 psi
GAC-3072-1A1255090204.9149100 psi
GAC-1872-3A32753106215.3118100 psi
GAC-2472-2A23264120256.3032100 psi
GAC-3672-1A13570135287.1071100 psi
GAC-2472-3A34894180389.4532100 psi
GAC-3072-2A250100180399.8249100 psi
GAC-4872-1A1631262405012.6012680 psi
GAC-3672-2A2701402705614.2071100 psi
GAC-3072-3A3751502705914.7349100 psi
GAC-5472-1A1801603006415.9115980 psi
GAC-3672-3A31052104058421.3071100 psi
GAC-4872-2A212625248010025.2012680 psi
GAC-5472-2A216032060012731.8215980 psi
GAC-4872-3A318937872015037.8012680 psi
GAC-5472-3A324048090019147.7315980 psi
GAC-4872-4A425250496020050.4012680 psi
GAC-4872-5A5315630120025063.0012680 psi
GAC-5472-4A4320640120025463.6415980 psi
GAC-4872-6A6378756144030075.6012680 psi
GAC-5472-5A5400800150031879.5515980 psi
GAC-5472-6A6480960180038195.4615980 psi

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