TB Adsorbers

Large Vapor Phase Adsorbers

General Carbon’s TB-Series Adsorbers are engineered for high airflows using large amounts of carbon. These adsorbers are fabricated from mild steel and come in four sizes. Each vessel is coated inside and out with 2-part epoxy paint. A three foot bed depth gives good contact time and a large amount of carbon for a long service period. The TB-Series are designed for temporary or permanent placement where the carbon is changed out onsite. Large access panels provide easy entry for service. Options include connections for sampling, drains, instrumentation, fan and ductwork packages. These units are available for lease or purchase. Complete design, mobilization/demobilization, spent carbon change out and reactivated services are available.

Unit L W H Carbon
Air Min.1 Air Max.2 Std. In/Out
TB-10 10 ft. 8 ft. 8.5 ft. 7,200 lbs. 2,400 CFM 4,800 CFM 16 in. Dia.
TB-20 20 ft. 8 ft. 8.5 ft. 14,400 lbs. 4,800 CFM 9,600 CFM 24 in. Dia.
TB-30 30 ft. 8 ft. 8.5 ft. 21,600 lbs. 7,200 CFM 14,400 CFM 2×24 in. Dia.
TB-40 40 ft. 8 ft. 8.5 ft. 28,800 lbs. 9,600 CFM 19,200 CFM 2×26 in. Dia.

1Minimum flow rated at 30 fpm/f2.
2Maximum flow rated at 60 fpm, may be exceeded with caution.

TB Adsorbers
Please call us at 973-523-2223 to find out how we can help with your equipment needs.


Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air causing a severe hazard to workers inside carbon vessels. Confined space/low oxygen procedures should be put in place before any entry is made. Such procedures should comply with all applicable Local, State, and Federal guidelines.

FIRE!  When vapor phase activated carbon adsorbs chemicals, a heat of adsorption is given off. The treated air flow is the only way this heat is removed from the bed.  If the chemical concentration is high and the gas flow is small, the heat created in the carbon bed can accumulate to the point where a bed fire is started.  In addition, if you are dealing with flammable chemicals, understand the correct operation of your system.  If you have any questions about the fire potential of your system, please call General Carbon Corporation at 973-523-2223.