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

Protecting the Environment with Industrial Water Filters

Protecting the environment is one of the most important considerations for engineers.

The hazards of industrial water filtration must be contained by using quality products and innovative systems which have a positive impact on performance and efficiency.

Filtra-Systems develops, ships and installs systems engineered to meet your needs while simultaneously protecting the environment by reducing pollutants.

Our equipment minimizes the risk of exposure to your workers and to the environment by creating some of the most reliable products in the industrial water filtration space.

Proprietary technologies provide you with the cleanest water possible and all our products are customizable with current industrial water filtration systems.

Industry-Leading Products

Filtra-Systems provides industrial water filters such as the STiR Filter, unmatched among competing technologies.

Using our patented fluidization technology, our industrial water filter is capable of cleaning 100% of filter media in the backwash cycle. This filter system is used around the world to protect rivers and other natural waterways from contamination and pollution.

And, the STiR filter’s dynamic backwashing system minimizes waste volume for adding efficiency to your applications.

The STiR Industrial Water Filter is pre-assembled at the factory to lower freight and installation costs.

Protecting the Environment with Efficient Products

The STiR filter is the perfect example of the engineering standards Filtra-Systems abides by.

Compared to older and outdated purification systems, our filtration systems and products will set new standards for efficiency and reliability in your facility.

For example, the STiR Filter provides more efficient filtration, especially in the removal of oil, than filters that utilize traditional filter media such as sand.

This filter can remove 95% of solid material and 90% of oil at 5 micron – all without the use of chemicals.

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Why You May Want To Replace Your Failing Industrial Sand Filters.

Sand filters have been used for water filtration since the early 19th century and their success is mainly due to their simple design.

However, many many drawbacks have been revealed when using sand filtration, especially in modern times, when companies have become increasingly aware of the need to conserve energy and lower overall water usage.

Filtra-Systems Understands the Drawbacks of Industrial Sand Filtration

Sand filters are often used in areas when the removal of suspended matter from water or wastewater is required.

Unfortunately, these filters also require frequent cleaning and maintenance, which produces large quantities of polluted rinse water which also must then be cleaned and disposed of properly. This may create environmental issues and increased maintenance costs.

Additional problems result when your water source introduces oil into the sand filter.

This can cause the sand bed to become clogged and uncleanable, even when treated with extended backwash cycles, resulting in increased disposal costs and potentially unsafe water.

Typical sand replacement is every 3-5 years, but the introduction of oil can dramatically decrease the life of the bed.

The Best Replacement Technology for your Sand Filter May Not Be a New Sand Filter

Filtra-Systems can help you to find a replacement for your industrial sand filter that provides improved water quality while reducing bed replacement costs and lowering backwash volumes.

The solution we offer for replacement of sand filters is the patented STiR Walnut Shell Filter, which can decrease your use of chemical compounds while producing higher removal efficiencies, especially of oil and grease. Plus, the walnut shell media in the STiR is sustainable and never needs to be replaced.

How open-minded are you to learn more about the STiR and other industrial water filtration systems that can save you money while improving efficiency?  Click here to contact Filtra-Systems or call 248-427-9090.

Water Filtration Equipment Ensures You a Smooth Operation

Filtra-Systems is a leading expert in the field of industrial water filtration solutions.

With more than 40 years of experience installing wastewater filtration systems, we know what it takes to ensure that our filtration systems operate smoothly without excess maintenance.

Searching for the highest performing wastewater filters on the market, you’ve come to the right place because we guarantee you’ll get a reliable bag and cartridge filters to minimize your downtime.

Wastewater Filter Solutions for Your Applications

Filtra-Systems makes use of some of the most advanced filtration systems, including our patented STiR technology ensuring the filter media in your systems is left as clean as possible after every backwash cycle.

We also offer a walnut shell media filter option that separates suspended solids and oil from industrial wastewater.

Walnut shell media offers an advantage over other filter media such as anthracite, sand media, and activated carbon, as walnut shells are much more resistant to media fouling.

Meanwhile, other filter media have a more difficult time completely fluidizing during a backwash cycle. The STiR has been proven to completely fluidize its bed during every backwash cycle.

A Wide Selection of Bag and Cartridge Filters For Your System

Filtra-Systems is about more than just offering cutting edge, high-performance wastewater filters.

Our complete line of bag and cartridge filters features a wide selection of different filter media to offer flexibility, and allow us to meet your water filtration needs.

The good news is you’ll find polyester, polypropylene, nylon monofilament mesh, oil absorption, and activated carbon filter bags to polypropylene, nylon, and polyester cartridge filters available in several different micron ratings.  These bag and cartridge filters give you the versatility you need for your filtration application and system.

Additionally, our bag and cartridge filters are rated to as high as 338 F, ensuring smooth operation at whatever temperature your system requires.

Interested in discovering more about these wastewater filters or bag and cartridge filter solutions? Click here to contact Filtra-Systems today and get your questions answered and ensuring that your water filter system runs smoothly.

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Improving Your Performance with Industrial Water Filters

Whether it’s an industrial water filter or a wastewater filter, industrial water purification systems are crucial to any large-scale operation that must guarantee that large quantities of water are cleaned reliably and consistently.

With more than four decades of experience in the water filtration industry, Filtra-Systems knows the value of high-performance industrial water filters – and the STiR walnut shell filter technology has what it takes to improve your filtration performance.

Patented Technology Proven to be 100% Effective

Filtra-Systems’ patented STiR technology has been proven to clean 100% of filter media during each and every backwash cycle.

This is a marked improvement from other filtration technologies, such as carbon, anthracite, and sand media filters, as these filtration systems have a higher susceptibility to media fouling.

Additionally, these types of industrial water filters neglect to fluidize media completely during backwash cycles.

The STiR tracks the differential pressure as water flows over the media bed.

Because it always returns to the same pressure differential after a backwash, we know that all contaminants have been removed.

STiR filters also feature increased effectiveness when it comes to disposal and maintenance costs.

When other wastewater filters like sand filters are tasked with cleaning oil from contaminated water sources, this often causes filter media to “mudball” to the point where it becomes largely ineffective, even when subjected to extended or additional backwash cycles.

The end product is possibly unsafe water and increased disposal costs – as well as a heightened replacement cycle for the filter media.

With Filtra-Systems STiR technology these risks are minimized, helping to control costs and increase the effectiveness of your industrial water filter system.

Innovation at Work for Improved Filtration Performance

Our STiR technology uses a vacuum pump to draw water through the crushed black walnut shell media bed.

Contaminants captured by the filter system restrict water flow, which increases the differential pressure across the bed. Once this pressure reaches a set point, the backwash cycle begins.

During this cycle, the filtration media is cleansed and any contaminants are eliminated through the use of an agitator, which mixes the contaminants and filter media together before pumping the wastewater through a backwash pipe.

The backwash screen allows the contaminated water to exit while the filter media remains behind for another filtration cycle.

Want to learn more about our patented STiR system? Click here and contact Filtra-Systems today to see how we can provide you with a system that increases your filtration performance and saves you money. 248-427-9090

How Filtra-Systems’ Turnkey Industrial Water Filtration Solutions Eliminate Waste

Industrial water filtration solutions work in a variety of ways to eliminate waste from your wastewater and groundwater.

These technologies are used by industries across the globe to filter their water, with Filtra-Systems offering a selection of products to choose from based on your needs.

We offer specialized industrial water filters and products to enhance the efficiency of your systems. More importantly, Filtra-Systems also designs and ships industrial water purification systems across the globe. These specialized systems are customized for each of our clients.

Some of these technologies and industrial water purification systems include:

Bag and Cartridge Filters

STiR Industrial Water Filter

Walnut Shell Media Filter

Water Filtration Solutions

Filtra-Systems has many proprietary water filtration solutions to solve a variety of your issues.

For instance, Bag Filter Housings can be used for many applications including brewing, coolant filtration, injection water, and more.

Our Cartridge Filter Housings fit multiple cartridge types, including double open-ended (DOE), Type 222, and Type 226 (sanitary).

We offer effective industrial water filtration solutions which assist with the removal of suspended oils and solids like our STiR Industrial Water Filter. In fact, the STiR removes up to 99% of suspended solids and insoluble carbons under normal operating conditions.

The smallest vessel can process 50 gpm, and the largest can process up to 6500 gpm. STiR filters are shipped pre-assembled and skid mounted.

This is just one example of a turnkey solution that Filtra-Solutions offers our clients.

With a backwash modeled on a Continuous Stirred-Tank Reactor, our Deep Bed Walnut Shell Media Filter is another example of a product we designed for maximum efficiency in eliminating waste from your system.

This filtration system is much more effective than traditional sand filters for the removal of oil & grease, making it one of the most efficient systems on the market.

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Industrial Water Filtration Solutions For Your Industry

Not all industries require the same industrial water filtration system, so Filtra-Systems provides a wide range of products, as well as customized solutions, for many different industries and applications.

Some of these solutions include industrial process water systems, wastewater solutions, groundwater solutions, and units for cooling water.

Whatever your industry’s application, we may be able to provide systems to efficiently filter out contaminants and particulate.

Industrial Process and Wastewater Solutions

The STiR Walnut Shell Media filter provides you solutions for both process water and wastewater. This system is aimed at reusing water, which has both an economic and environmental impact.

The STiR uses a walnut shell media, which is great at removing both total suspended solids (TSS) and oils from water, while also minimizing the amount of backwash water that is required.

The STiR typically backwashes with less than 0.5% of the total water throughput and in most cases, clean water is not required for a backwash.

Groundwater and Cooling Water Systems

Cooling water systems frequently use either walnut shell filters or bag filters to remove several different types of contaminants. Clean water can be sent back to the cooling source, and water is reused.

Groundwater systems include applications where runoff water needs to be filtered. Bag filters are also frequently used, especially in situations where constant filtration is not needed (eg rainwater causes liquid levels to rise, and require filtration).

Many different bags are available and each bag has different properties for different applications.

The bag material can be varied for changing liquid stream compositions, such as the addition of oil. Different micron ratings are available for different removal efficiencies.

We have systems that are easily maintained and flexible.

Overall, each business needs its own, individually selected solution to filter their water.

Filtra-Systems is here and ready to provide you these different strategies and options for each preferred filtration system.

These systems and products will help your project as cost-effectively as possible, and our products stand the test of time so you can keep the same filtration system for many years to come.

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How To Use Wastewater Filters To Reduce Your Costs

Wastewater filters provide quite a few benefits to the system and the ecosystem. Water is a precious resource and grows even more so with time.

Water is at an all-time high in demand, whether for consumption or use in industrial systems.

When wastewater is filtered, it can help to reduce costs for your company because it can be reused, thus pulling less clean water from the ecosystem.

Reusing Water with a Filtration System

Simply recirculating wastewater without cleaning it is not advisable. It can contaminate the process, and cause other issues down the road.

Generally, the first step is a physical filter for the water. This is typically a bag filter, cartridge filter, or walnut shell filter. These filters can also be designed to remove more solids, depending on how dirty the wastewater is.

If the water has a large amount of solid material in it, a clarifier or centrifuge may be a more effective first step.

Frequently, the last step is the use of reverse osmosis (RO), to remove all dissolved material (TDS) from the water. This reuse of water allows businesses to operate without having to worry about the increasing costs associated with freshwater.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Equipment

Choosing the right filtration equipment makes all the difference in the effectiveness of the water filtration system, and leads to reduced costs. These wastewater filters are useful in creating a renewable source of water for companies to use.

Wastewater filtration also protects companies from governmental restrictions on water disposal, as well as being beneficial to the environment.

The Filtra-Systems Solution

Filtra-Systems has many customizable solutions for wastewater treatment that decrease your labor and cost.

For example, the STiR Industrial Water Filter is an automated unit that utilizes vacuum filtration to pull water through a walnut shell media, removing contaminants.

The tested and proven STiR filter is one of the most successful products at removing oil and suspended solids from water, allowing it to be reused. One of the most common applications for this filter allows for the reuse of water during contact cooling.

The STiR can remove roughly 95-99% of all solid contaminants in water, as well as 90-95% of free hydrocarbons. All of this can be accomplished without the use of chemicals, saving on water processing costs.

The STiR comes in multiple sizes, and can easily be customized for your specific application.

See how your business can benefit from wastewater filtration… Call 248-427-9090 for your free filtration consultation.

Three Benefits of Wastewater Filtration

Wastewater filtration is a smart practice for industrial companies because it eliminates contaminants and other harmful substances from water and allows for proper disposal of those contaminants.

In addition to saving you ongoing water costs, wastewater filtration also has environmental implications, including reducing pollutant emissions. These pollution reductions protect water supplies and other natural resources.

Industrial plants across the country benefit from flexible wastewater filtration solutions to make their commercial maintenance more efficient.

The following benefits are a direct result of using effective wastewater treatment solutions.

Save On Expenses

In the past, companies could simply dump their waste into the nearest body of water.

Times have changed and in many cases today simply disposing of untreated wastewater either into a water source or down the drain will incur heavy fines.

When you use wastewater treatment solutions, your water can be reused, reducing your average expenses and transforming your wastewater into a money-saving asset instead of a burden.

Also, fully automated solutions, like our STiR filter, reduce labor and decrease disposal costs which add to increase your bottom line.

Environmental Factors

Environmentally mindful wastewater systems ensure that you and your company remains compliant with all relevant pollution laws, and does not harm the environment.

By repurposing tainted water and turning it into something of value to your company, you remove the need for long-distance transport and other wasted actions.

Instead, you convert wastewater into a useful resource.

These wastewater treatment systems also reduce your water consumption and discharge and produce minimal emissions compared to other systems.

Flexible Systems

Wastewater filtration provides flexible systems for water purification.

As more technologies become available, you may want to integrate new solutions into your wastewater treatment systems to improve efficiency.

Still another benefit: wastewater filtration is a scalable resource for commercial applications, which maximizes cost savings and maintains environmental compliance over time.

For more information on integrating a wastewater filtration system into your commercial business, click here to contact us today or call 248-427-9090 now. And, stay tuned to our blog for in-depth articles on many more industrial filtration solutions.

Types of Industrial Water Treatment Equipment

Industrial water treatment equipment comes in a variety of systems all designed to fit your specific operating needs.

Filter presses, bed filters, cartridge filters, and bag filters all shine in their intended applications.

Filter Presses

Where most industrial water treatment equipment is designed to remove solid material from water, filter presses are designed to remove water from the solids.

Filter presses are ideal for any filtration application where enough material needs to be removed so that more conventional filtration methods would be ineffective.

A filter press operates, by exerting physical pressure usually in the form of either air or a water-filled diaphragm on a slurry mixture and extracting the moisture. The remaining cake of material is then disposed of.

Bed Filters

Bed Filters are filters with a bed of material (typically crushed walnut shell, sand, anthracite or activated carbon) that removes contaminants.

Material is collected throughout the depth of the bed, allowing large amounts of material to be collected before a backwash cycle is initiated.

Inlet water pumps through the filtration medium, which collects and suspends contaminants. Once the medium is saturated with contaminants, a backwash cycle is initiated. The filtration medium is fluidized and washed.

This industrial water filtration method cleans the medium and readies the filter for use. This reuse of the filtration medium minimizes waste associated with the process.

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters are disposable, replaceable, self-contained filtration units.

They consist of a central perforated core wrapped in layers of filtration material.

Inlet water is pumped in through the top of the filter core and passes through the walls of the filter.

Contaminants can be caught throughout the depth of the filter cartridge, which allows individual cartridges to achieve very high filtration efficiencies.

Cartridge filters are typically used where high purity water is required.

Bag Filters

Bag filters are similar to cartridge filters because they are also disposable and replaceable.

Bag filters are shaped like a large sock and are sometimes called sock filters, filter pods or filter pots.

They catch contaminants on the surface of the bag and are typically used as a low-cost option to remove particulate from wastewater streams.

For help deciding which industrial water treatment system would be most efficient and effective for your specific application, call for your free, no-obligation, filtration consultation, 248-427-9090 now, one of our engineers will be happy to help you.

How To Get The Right Industrial Wastewater Treatment Solutions For Your Company or Application.

Selecting the right water treatment solutions for your particular needs is sometimes a difficult process.

There are a lot of contributing factors to consider: the rate of filtration, the size of expected contaminants, the harshness of the expected operating environment, and even the intended use of the filtered water.

Fortunately, there are many industrial water solutions available and, with some consideration, the best water filtration equipment for the job can be determined.

Intended Use

One of the most important factors in selecting the right water treatment solution is its intended use.

For some applications, the clean water itself is the desired product of the process.  For others, the material that is filtered is the primary concern.

If the water itself is the focus of the filtration, there are many solutions that may be appropriate.

In any event, factors such as flow rate and minimum contaminant size become very important.

If the water you are filtering contains oil-based contaminants, walnut shell media would be a good choice.

If the water is intended for drinking, there are a number of bag filters with an activated carbon layer that would remove any unwanted contaminates, tastes and smells.

Flow Rate

The desired flow rate is a significant point to consider when selecting water filtration equipment.

Cartridge filters, bag filters, deep bed filters, and filter presses are all sized differently, and the liquid flow rate can have a large effect on the size of the filter.

And what’s more, it’s important to have a general notion of how much fluid you will need to pass through your industrial water filter to meet your production needs.

Operating Conditions

It’s also necessary to consider the conditions under which your industrial water treatment system will operate.

Bag filters, for instance, are an excellent disposable filter medium, yet many are not rated for high-temperature applications.

The corrosivity and other chemical properties of the inlet water (eg acidity) will also determine what materials need to be used for both the filter medium and filter housing.

There is a wide range of water treatment solutions available and we may be able to help you find the right fit for your particular need.  Click here to get in contact with one of our filtration experts, or call us now at 248-427-9090 and we can help you find the right solution for your application.