In view of changing legislation within Europe in relation to the application, transport, storage, safety and handling of activated carbon in general, this brochure gives test methods for the evaluation of activated carbons.

These test methods have been studied by members of the Sector Group Activated Carbons, acting in the context of the European Council of Chemical Manufacturers' Federations (CEFIC).

This brochure is not intended to be a complete manual on the testing of activated carbons, although enough experimental details are given for those concerned.