In the world of water filtration systems, sustainable water filters were at one time prohibitive to operate and design. However, Filtra-Systems’ innovative approach to building sustainable systems has made adopting a replacement technology for a sand filter both cost-effective as well as efficient. Never before has it been so easy to ensure your industrial water filter system is as “green” as it can be thanks to Filtra-Systems’ STiR filter systems.
The STiR Innovation
Performing as a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR), our STiR technology is a patented process that has been mathematically proven to clean 100% of filter media during a single backwash cycle. The filter media itself is permanent – STiR industrial water filters use black walnut shell media, a media that is resilient, hard, chemically inert, and is a byproduct of the food processing industry. In fact, it isn’t necessary to ever replace the walnut shell media, as the typical life of our media under normal operation is 30-plus years.
More Than Just Sustainable Filter Media
While never having to replace your filter media again is a fine example of how the STiR is an excellent replacement technology for a sand filter, there are even more sustainable benefits to our patented design. Normal operation of our STiR Industrial Water Filter does not need any chemicals in order to operate, and our backwash method likewise requires no additives or surfactants.
The backwash volume generated by our STiR filter is also minuscule. Only one half of one percent of throughput is backwashed, something that none of Filtra-Systems’ competitors can claim. Combined with our high removal efficiency of 95% of suspended solids and 90% of oils and greases at 5 micron, waste is minimized – another way you can ensure your industrial water filter system is as sustainable as it can be. All of these reasons show why the STiR is an excellent replacement technology for a sand filter.
Are you interested in learning more about our line of STiR filters? Contact Filtra-Systems today to have all of your questions regarding how you can increase the sustainability of your water filtration system answered.