Filtration is a physical method of removing suspended solids from a solution. In water treatment applications, these solids may range from dirt, plant material and debris washed into the water supply, to bacteria, viruses and other microscopic particles that occur naturally. These particles can damage pumps and valves, decrease the effectiveness of treatment processes such as disinfection, and cause the water to look dirty and undesirable for use.
The removal of larger solids down to approximately 10 to 20 microns can be done in gravity beds or pressure vessels containing media such as sand, zeolite or anthracite, or multiple layers of these media. Particles between 1 and 100 microns can be filtered using bag or cartridge filters rated at the minimum micron size required. Sub-micron filtration may be accomplished with specialty cartridge filters or microfilter membranes.
AdEdge uses zeolites and activated carbons in pressure vessels, especially for pre-treatment to other systems. The high-loading capacity of the media allows for long run times between backwashing and for smaller system footprints, which decrease capital and operating costs.
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