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Read through our selection of articles on our revolutionary STiR Industrial Water Filtration System.

Using A Walnut Shell Filter As An RO Protection Filter

The purity of boiler feed water can be a critical part of the manufacturing process. This water needs to be free from contaminants in order for the boiler to operate correctly, without frequent shutdown for maintenance.

For this reason, a membrane filtration train is frequently used. Unfortunately, the exposure of plant water to the manufacturing process means that the feed water can be contaminated with both high levels of oils and solid material.

Frequently, the membrane filtration will need an upstream filter, to extend the life of the filters and protect membranes.

The STiR walnut shell filter was selected by a global tire manufacturer to solve these issues related to its’ membrane filtration train.

Their train included reverse osmosis and nanofiltration, and was made unviable because of high levels of oil in its’ boiler feed water. Oil levels were so high the train was taken offline until a solution could be found, and the recirculated water could not be used in the boiler.

Walnut shell media was selected because of its’ ability to remove free oils and greases without causing damage to the media bed.

You see, sand filters and carbon filters may blind prematurely when exposed to free oils, necessitating frequent bed changes.

Walnut shells catch oil droplets on their surface, which are easily removed during backwash cycles. This means that a walnut shell media bed does not need to be replaced when exposed to oil, and has a lifespan of approximately 20-25 years.

The walnut shell filter protects the RO system and nanofiltration membranes, significantly reducing the oil load to them. The free oil concentration was reduced from as high as 85 ppm to less than 1 ppm. This reduced the frequency of membrane fouling, reducing the total purchasing cost.

It also reduced the maintenance requirement of the membrane filters, while protecting the RO system from oil slugs which had caused it to rapidly foul.

Additionally, water heating costs were reduced, as water could now be sent directly back to the boiler.

How Industrial Water Filtration Can Improve Efficiency And Save You Money

Over the course of the past couple of decades, industrial water filtration has become one of the most important considerations for the average manufacturing facility in North America.

Lately, these concerns have only increased because water supplies have dwindled and wastewater contamination standards have become more stringent.

All of this has led to the need to choose the right industrial water filters and filtration systems to increase overall system efficiency and keep costs to a minimum.

Here at Filtra-Systems, we understand how important the right industrial water filtration system is to your facility’s efficiency and operating costs. We are proud to offer our STiR technology or industrial water filters with superior performance.

These STiR filters have been designed to maximize water filtration, reduce solid waste disposal costs, and decrease your overall expenses. The right filtration system can help your facility in three ways:

1) Reduced Filtration Media Fouling

Depending on the nature of your business, the wastewater you produce or the cooling water you reuse can quickly become contaminated from a wide range of solid waste contaminants.

While most filter systems can remove a high percentage of contaminants in wastewater, they may not be capable of restoring the purity of your cooling water sufficiently.

Make no mistake, when your filter media becomes fouled and clogged, water flow is reduced, resulting in decreased cooling effectiveness and productivity.

Our STiR industrial water filtration system removes the maximum quantity of contaminants during each backwash cycle, significantly improving water flow throughout the system. This will help you make huge gains in your overall manufacturing efficiency and operating costs.

2) Reduced Waste Disposal

Remarkably, many manufacturers are still using industrial waste filters which use sand as the filtration media to remove contaminants such as oil and grease from water.

The problem with sand filtration is they tend to create solid balls of mud from the sand media. This quickly reduces the efficiency of the filter and the flow of water throughout the entire system. The net result is you end up replacing the sand and many times the filters frequently at a significant cost and loss.

3) Reduced Waste Disposal Costs

When your industrial water filters are more efficient and effective at removing contaminant particles from your water supply, your filter media is going to last longer.

This means you will not have to replace the filter media as frequently. Since you have to pay to dispose of the filter media, by extending its lifespan you can significantly reduce your filtration costs.

No matter which of the Filtra-Systems industrial water filtration systems you choose, you can count on them to improve your facility’s overall efficiency and reduce your overhead operating costs.

Have any questions about our STiR filtration unit or any of our other industrial water filters? Please contact our team of experts, 248-427-9090, we’d love to help you find the perfect filtration system for your business.

Superior Alternatives To Traditional Sand Filters

In the almost 40 years of experience Filtra-Systems has in the industrial water filtration industry, we have provided profitable solutions for a wide variety of industries and projects.

In doing so, we take pride in your success and understand the many detailed processes associated with sand filters. We have shared solutions with many different industries with varying levels of filtration needs while working to conserve energy and water usage.

Our walnut shell filters are excellent replacement technology for sand filters. Understanding the uses of these filters, and how your company can benefit from this technology, you will be in a perfect position to find a new solution that works for your company.

It seems obvious, the number of problems associated with traditional sand filters, can lead to inefficiency and overall headache within your process.

As an example, when oil or sticky solids (such as metal hydroxides) are introduced into the filter, it will cause portions of the bed to become clogged and very difficult to clean. This results in an extended backwash cycle, increased treatment and disposal costs, and possibly water that does not meet clarity requirements. And, your sand filter bed needs to be replaced every few years to end these concerns.

Respectfully, replacement technology for sand filters provides a solution you can count on for your operation. Walnut shell filters promise to help your company meet its goals by achieving lower backwash volumes and eliminating the cost of replacing the sand filter bed.

Finding the right replacement technology for sand filters can result in numerous benefits to your operation. Walnut shell media has proven to be an effective solution for effective oil-based contaminant removal. These techniques can help improve water quality, cut operating costs, and improve your process.

Contact Filtra-Systems today to learn more about the STiR filter today!

Replace Sand Filters With The STiR Filtration System

Filtra-Systems has over 30 years of experience in providing quality solutions for various industrial water filtration needs. Our company realizes that there are a variety of different sand filters, including slow and rapid filtration options. It is a detailed process, and you need to know the best option for your specific industry. Filtra-Systems’ progressive approach to industrial water filtration systems has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve in an industry where more efficient technology directly relates to more money in your pocket and a more hassle-free industrial water filtration process. Using walnut shell filters as replacement technology for a sand filter is an important option that is becoming more popular across a variety of industries. It comes down to understanding the advantages and how your company or industry can make the most of this technology. Learn more about the details of the STiR filter here.

Filtra-Systems has identified a number of issues with sand filters. Our company understands issues related to sand filtration and how they can contribute to inefficiency within water based processes. For example, when oil comes in contact with a sand filter it will cause portions of the bed to become clogged and is very difficult to clean, even in extended backwash cycles. These conditions contribute to increased treatment and disposal costs and potentially water that is not properly cleaned. Sand filter beds need to be replaced every few years. Filtra-Systems provides replacement technology for a sand filter that will revolutionize our industrial water filtration systems. Walnut shell filters can help your company reduce the cost of replacing the bed and by achieving low backwash volumes.

Updating your existing sand filters to walnut shell filters can benefit your company in many ways. By removing oil-based contaminants efficiently can prevent frequent issues that a typical sand filter, such as “mudballed” portions of the bed. Our technology can help improve water usage, cut operating costs, and improve the flow of water. Solutions offered as a replacement technology for a sand filter are patented and incorporated through detailed cycles, with a limited use of chemical compounds. The STiR Walnut Shell Filter overcomes the limits of sand filters in several important ways, such as higher particle removal efficiencies, especially of oils and greases. The walnut shell media in the STiR never needs to be replaced, while sand filter beds need to be replaced every 3-5 years (or sooner, when exposed to oil).

More information on replacing sand filters with STiR filters can be found here. Contact a Filtra-Systems professional today to ask about how you can take advantage of STiR technology.

Save On Filtration Media Replacement Costs With The STiR Filters’ Unique Backwash Cycle

At Filtra-Systems, we strive to engineer technology that will reduce our customers costs and improve overall efficiency and productivity. As industry leaders, we are known for our modern, advanced technology. We are constantly coming up with new ways to improve our products so they will conserve energy, reduce costs and comply with safety procedures and regulations.

How can you reduce costs with the STiR Filter?

The STiR Industrial Water Filter is a one-of-a-kind piece of technology. This industrial water filtration system is used primarily in the waste water treatment process. The features of this technology include the regeneration of its filter media through its unique backwash cycle. The reuse of media has the advantage of reducing operating costs and having a positive impact on the environment.

What makes the STiR Industrial Water Filter’s backwash cycle unique?

The STiR filter utilizes a filter media consisting of black walnut shells, which have a very high modulus of elasticity. This means that the media does not break apart into smaller pieces very easily. We use this property to perform a very aggressive backwash cycle, which utilizes a mixer to agitate the bed. Because the shells do not break apart, we can agitate at a very high rate, ensuring that 100% of the bed fluidizes. This means that the STiR has the most efficient backwash on the market because it removes 100% of contaminants, every time.

Contact a Filtra-Systems professional today! We have over 30 years of experience in industrial water filtration products. As industry leaders, we offer elite products that are customized to the needs of our customers. Fill out a contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Advantages Of Filtration With Walnut Shell Media

When searching for an industrial water filtration system, you want to ensure that you are maximizing energy use and production for your process. At Filtra-Systems, we have built our reputation by designing products based on our customer’s feedback. Our filtration systems are regarded as some of the best in the world due to our unique designs, which come from our 30 years of experience in the field.

Our STiR Industrial Water Filter is a unique industrial filtration system. One of the elite products in its field, the STiR utilizes walnut shell media, which can do jobs that anthracite, sand, and multimedia filters can’t. This proven piece of technology has hundreds of installations worldwide.

What are the advantages?

The STiR walnut shell filter is not your average piece of filtration technology. This media filter maximizes efficiency through it’s regeneration design. The filtration media regeneration is wildly successful due to the kinetic model. Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) design. The CSTR design is a proven model, which ensures 100% media regeneration, every backwash. This design makes the STiR unlike any other product on the market.

The walnut shell filtration media is more efficient than other filtration systems of its kind for the removal of suspended solids and hydrocarbons. Under normal operating conditions, the walnut shell media removes 95-99% of suspended solids and 90-99% of insoluble hydrocarbons without the use of chemicals. These high removal rates make the STiR Filter one of the best water purification systems in the world.

Learn how you can increase efficiency with our walnut shell media filters today! Contact our team of industrial water filtration system experts today!

Filtra-Systems Company
23900 Haggerty Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48335 USA
248-427-9090
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Why The STiR Industrial Water Filter Is The Most Efficient Filtration System On The Market

Worrying about replacing your filter media doesn’t need to be a concern any longer. Filtra-Systems patented STiR technology eliminates this need in your industrial water filter. STiR technology is unrivaled against competing offerings.

The STiR big advantage… it cleans 100% of the filter media during the backwash cycle.

Other industrial water filtration systems with a sand media can render a purification system useless by allowing the filter media to mudball. In a mudball situation, the only result is to waste time and money to purchase and install new filter media.

STiR industrial water filtration systems use black walnut shell media instead of the potentially problematic sand filter media. Black walnut shells are a byproduct of the food processing industry.

The benefits of these STir filters are incredible and profitable in industrial water filter applications.

By the way, Filtra-Systems leads the industry with the lowest percentage of backwash water to throughput water.

Using the STiR filter, only 1.5% of the throughput is backwashed. 95% of suspended solids and 90% of oils and greases are removed at 5 micron, and waste is minimized. It is a reliable filter that has a typical operational life of over 30 years.

STiR industrial water filters reduce the cost of reprocessing and disposal by drastically lowering waste volume. The savings of a quality industrial water filter cannot be denied.

Contact Filtra-Systems filtration experts now by calling 248-427-9090. We’ll help assess your needs and find out if STiR technology can benefit your company and start saving you money.

Improving the Performance of Your Systems with Filtra-Systems’ Industrial Water Filtration Technologies

The purpose of industrial water filtration may be to prepare water for reuse or for discharge as wastewater. The type of contaminants removed by any filtration system depends on the source of the water and its previous use. Companies that have to contend with water shortages can increase their potential uses by removing contaminants that would otherwise prevent it from being safe or effective for reuse instead of disposal.

At Filtra-Systems, we take our role of providing wastewater filters to companies seriously. We are dedicated to finding and implementing the technology that produces real solutions for clients while also protecting the environment.

STiR Filtration: Offering the Technology of the Future Today

Our STiR wastewater filters work differently than any other products on the market today. The patented STiR filter can clean 100% of filter media during every single backwash cycle. By using crushed black walnut shell filter media, we make filters that are more efficient at removing oil, grease, and suspended solids than other types of filters.

Both the industrial water filtration system and the filters it uses will play a role in the quality of filtered water. Filtra-Systems also offers a variety of bag filters to enhance the filtration process including:

We have the wastewater filters to meet your specific criteria and conditions. Filtra-Systems has been providing industrial water filtration products to companies in a range of industries since we were founded in 1979. During our decades of research and service, we have installed over 16,000 filtration systems.

During this time, we have also continued to stay on the cutting edge of technology, to bring our customers cost-effective solutions that save them time and money while producing a higher quality filtration system. We are happy to guide you in your selection of wastewater filters to enhance your industrial water filtration systems. Contact us to learn how we can help you optimize your wastewater filtration system and meet your industry’s water standards.

3 Examples of how Removing Contaminants from your Industrial Water Filtration System Enhances Performance

The issue of industrial water filtration has become more important over the past decade. Water shortages, higher standards, and environmental safety are just some of the factors that continue to make the efficient filtration of water important to a number of industries. Choosing the right industrial water filter systems and filters for individual processes enhances the ability of the system to filter out contaminants efficiently.

At Filtra-Systems, we know the importance of getting the most cost-effective results from every piece of equipment you use. The STiR technology we use results in an industrial water filter that exceeds all others in performance. These are three examples of how our STiR industrial water filter can improve the filtration process.

  • Lower Susceptibility to Media Fouling – Unlike industrial water filtration systems that use carbon, sand, or anthracite filters, STiR technology removes all of the captured contaminants during every backwash cycle. This highly efficient backwash protects the filter media from fouling.
  • Lower Disposal – Other types of industrial water filters, such as those made from sand, that are used to remove oils and greases from water often cause the filter media to mudball. The end result is a filtration system that doesn’t work, and a high cost to the owner for replacment filters. STiR industrial water filter systems eliminate this risk, making them more effective and affordable to operate.
  • Minimizes Waste Volume – The unique design of the STiR industrial water filter results in lower waste volume, reducing the cost of either disposal or reprocessing.

Using the STiR industrial water filtration system from Filtra-Systems results in a water filtration process that is safer for operators and the environment by removing 95% of solids material and 90% of of oil without the use of expensive chemicals. The effectiveness of filtration system can have a big big impact on the efficiency of your entire operation. If you want to know more about how the STiR technology can help you improve filtration and increase the efficiency of your industrial water systems, contact Filtra-Systems today. We can help you find the right solution for your business.

Water Treatment Solutions: Building Sustainable Systems

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.