DESOTEC opens its fourth state-of-the-art reactivation plant in Roeselare, Belgium

DESOTEC is proud to announce the opening of its new reactivation plant to extend its recycling capacity for spent activated carbon by 70% and strengthen its leading position in Europe for closed-loop mobile purification services.

Following the ground-breaking ceremony held in April 2019, DESOTEC commissioned its fourth reactivation furnace and started it, as planned, in January 2020.

"This new state-of-the-art reactivation facility will enable DESOTEC to further accelerate its growth into new markets across Europe. Heavily loaded activated carbon waste streams, which previously were just a waste, can and will now be recycled into high quality reactivated carbon and reused for DESOTEC's industrial purification services", explains Mario Hertegonne, CEO at DESOTEC.

Today, the plant is already operational, allowing for the reactivation of spent activated carbon that had to be incinerated or landfilled before. Using cutting-edge technology, this advanced facility enables the reactivation of heavily loaded activated carbon waste streams containing high concentrations of organics, sulphur, chlorine and other inorganic contaminants. Furthermore, it is providing additional recycling options to DESOTEC’s customers and saving up to a total across all furnaces of 170,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The opening of this state-of-the-art reactivation plant represents a major technological breakthrough and strengthens DESOTEC's European market-leading position, having the largest industrial reactivation facility in Europe combined with the biggest mobile filter fleet.

Thanks to its extended recycling capacity, DESOTEC is strengthening its position as the most sustainable mobile purification solution provider.


DESOTEC, founded in 1990, is a leading European provider of mobile filtration technology through a unique and circular service concept. Since August 2017, DESOTEC is part of the Swedish private equity firm EQT under which it accelerated its pan-European business growth, resulting for 2019 in a continued double-digit sales growth to more than €75 million. Over the past 5 years, the number of mobile filters has more than doubled: from 1,000 units at the end of 2014 to more than 2,400 today. DESOTEC's customer base is constantly growing thanks to a strong focus on 24/7 service and a commitment to design and deliver the best solution in close dialogue with the customer. Through in-depth expertise of industrial applications and continuous investment in mobile filters, centralised reactivation capacity and well-positioned European hubs, DESOTEC ensures that the European industry can meet the increasing regulations for a better and cleaner environment.

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About EQT

EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with more than EUR 62 billion in raised capital and around EUR 41 billion in assets under management across 19 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 21 billion and approximately 127,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

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