Sand filters have been used for water filtration since the early 19th century, and their success is mainly due to their simple design. Filtra-Systems has over 30 years of experience providing advanced industrial water filtration systems to our clients, and that has shown us that there are drawbacks to 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 in which removal of suspended matter from water or waste water is required. Unfortunately, these filters also require frequent cleaning, which in turn produces large quantities of polluted rinse water that itself must then be cleaned and disposed of properly. This can create environmental issues and increased maintenance costs.
Additional problems can arise when the 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, and results 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 a 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 never needs to be replaced.
So contact Filtra-Systems today to learn more about the STiR and other industrial water filtration systems that can save you money while improving efficiency.