Activated Carbon Removal from Distilled Spirits

Many distillers will add activated carbon or use columns packed with activated carbon for adjustment of off-color, odor and taste, post-distillation. Pall recommends the use of trap filters after these treatments to reduce particulate loading and remove loose material that can bleed downstream. Trap filtration aids in increasing the efficiency of downstream processing steps and life of subsequent filtration stages.   

With its tapered pore construction, the Profile® II filter cartridge is ideal for trapping carbon particles that can vary in size and frequency of release. Alternatively, the PREcart PPII filterprovides a pleated depth filter option with the capability of backflushing for higher total throughput.

For high flow applications, Pall also makes large-diameter filter solutions utilizing the same high-efficiency filter media found in Profile II filters. The Ultipleat® High Flow Filter Elements with Profile® UP media and the Profile® Coreless filterprovide cost savings benefits including quick cartridge change-outs, simple handling, and low investment and operating costs. With reduced plastic hardware and less water or alcohol needed for rinsing and cleaning, these filters provide sustainable low-waste solutions in line with the conservation programs in place at many distilleries.

Products for Activated Carbon Removal

Ultipleat High Flow Filter Elements with Profile® UP media
Ultipleat High Flow Filter Elements with Profile® UP mediaFilter elements designed for high particle removal efficiency in high flow rate food and beverage applications.

Profile Coreless Filter
Profile Coreless Filter ElementsCost efficient and environmentally-friendly solution for liquid clarification applications.


White and Brown Spirits

Profile II Filter Cartridges
Profile II Filter Cartridges High efficiency depth style filters constructed of polypropylene.
 AB and RF styles are suitable for use in spirits.