Over the course of the past few decades concern for the environment has brought about a large number of new regulations concerning the use of water in mining operations.
For instance, these include how it is accessed, and how it is treated, using industrial water filtration to ensure all wastewater generated meets with acceptable standards of cleanliness.
In mining, concerns like overburden, waste rock, and tailings are considered by many to be among the largest forms of waste generated. However, another major pollution source is the water directly discharged from the mining process (produced water), proving that proper industrial water filters are vital to protecting the environment.
Industrial Water Filtration By The Numbers
According to the latest statistics, over 70% of all pollutants produced by the mining industry (this includes both open pit and underground mining) are emitted via the water used in the process.
Here’s the thing, this water must be processed through high quality industrial water filters in order to avoid the release of toxic materials into the environment. Heavy fines may be levied against those who fail to meet required standards.
There’s a lot more to choosing the best industrial water filtration system for your operation than cost.
First, and perhaps most important of these is the ability of your industrial water filters to remove the contaminants from the water.
Second, operating and maintenance costs must also be factored in.
In the simplest terms, the Filtra-Systems STiR filter uses a highly efficient mixer and backwash method, and uses walnut shells as a filter media to remove contaminants from the water.
Walnut shells were chosen for their ability to remove sticky solids and oils from the water, and for their ability to be used for longer periods of time between cleanings. Not only does this increase the effectiveness of our industrial water filters, it also served to reduce operation and maintenance costs.
The STiR system is capable of removing up to 95% of all suspended solids and insoluble hydrocarbons without the addition of chemicals. A single industrial filtration unit can process between 50 and 6500 gpm based on the application, making the STiR filter one of the most effective and efficient industrial water filters on the market today.
Would like to learn more about Filtra-Systems and our STiR Industrial Water Filter? Contact us today, 248-427-9090. We look forward to helping you get the perfect filtration system!