Calgon Carbon Corporation provides services and solutions for purifying water and air, food, beverage, and industrial process streams primarily in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The company operates in three segments: Activated Carbon and Service, Equipment, and Consumer. The Activated Carbon and Service segment manufactures and markets granular and powdered activated carbon for use in applications to remove organic compounds from liquids, gases, water, and air. It also offers services related to activated carbon, including reactivation of spent carbon; and leasing, monitoring, and maintenance of carbon fills at customer sites, as well as the company’s ion exchange technologies for treatment of groundwater and process streams. The Equipment segment offers adsorption systems that are used to control volatile organic compound emissions, off gases from air strippers, and landfill gas production; and liquid phase equipment systems for use in potable water treatment, process purification, wastewater treatment, groundwater remediation, and de-chlorination applications. This segment also provides UV oxidation equipment for taste and odor removal in municipal drinking water and for water reuse; Ionic Separator used for the purification, separation, and recovery of products in the food, pharmaceutical, mining, chemical, and biotechnology industries; UV disinfection systems to inactivate cryptosporidium, giardia, and other similar pathogens in surface water; and a chemical-free ballast water management solution. The Consumer segment offers carbon cloth that is activated carbon in cloth form for medical, military, and specialty markets. The company sells its products and services through a direct sales force and sales offices, as well as through a network of agents and distributors to potable water, industrial process, environmental water, environmental air, food, and specialty markets. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.