How To Chose The Right Medium For Your Filtration Needs

There are a variety of options choosing industrial filtration systems.

Different implementations are designed to suit your particular needs of each industry and each user individually. Filter presses, walnut shell filters, cartridge filters and bag filters are all excellent in their respective uses. Here is a quick guide to deciding the direction that you need to look when deciding on industrial filtration systems.

Filter presses are designed to remove water from the solids, where typically industrial water treatment equipment is made to do just the opposite. Filter presses are ideal for any filtration application where a substantial amount of material needs to be removed so that the more conventional filtration method can then be applied. A filter press operates by using pressurized air or a water-filled diaphragm on a slurry mixture which pushes out the water. The remaining “filter cake” is then either disposed of, or further processed.

A bed filter uses a bed of filter material to remove contaminants. Material is gathered through the bed by taking a tortuous path, allowing large amounts of material to be collected before the filter plugs. A backwash cycle initiated once the medium is saturated with contaminants. The bed is fluidized, and waste is removed. The reuse of the filtration medium significantly decreases waste associated with the process.

Another option for your industrial filtration systems are cartridge filters. These are disposable and replaceable self-contained filtration units. They are made of a central perforated core that is wrapped in layers of filtration material. Inlet water is pumped through the filter core and passes through the walls of the filter. The contaminants are filtered through the depth of the filter cartridge. These are typically used in applications where high purity water is absolutely required. There is a wide range of treatment solutions available, and we can help you find the right fit for your particular need.

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