Remove Unwanted Particles with Media Filtration

Media filtration can be used in various water systems, from industrial to commercial.

Removing many particles from water or wastewater via media filtration is a low-maintenance water treatment approach. Media filtration occurs when water passes through filtration media, eliminating particles from the liquid. Trionetics filters remove silt, iron, chlorine, organic compounds, and other microscopic particles. The top layer of the filter medium is fine sand, which captures small particles. The underlying layers of the filter media support the sand and allow for efficient drainage of the filtered water. The water supply will influence the type of media used. Therefore, the water’s intended use dictates the technique and duration of water flow via a water filtration system.

Many pollutants could end up in your system depending on where your water comes from. Some of your water’s worst offenders can be eliminated with Trionetics’ media filtration systems. For example, groundwater leaks are frequently blamed for particle debris and organic contaminants in your plant’s water, leading to poor water quality. In addition, iron can corrode pipes and cause color stains over time. In contrast, chlorine can render water unsuitable for some treatments. These issues can be avoided with a Trionetics media filter, resulting in cleaner water.

If you already know what type of water filtration device you require or if you have questions about the proper equipment for your system, one of our qualified specialists can help. Our water filtration systems are used for various applications, including turbidity (haziness) reduction, facility water, and cooling water. To save money, your company may decide to lease water filtering equipment. It will make all the difference if you have a dependable, well-functioning water treatment system. Trionetics has handled everything, from ensuring the purity of your production water to keeping your closed water loop equipment running smoothly.

Multimedia Filtration

Unlike a “sand filter,” which typically uses a single grade of sand as the filtration media, filtration in which three or more distinct media are used in a pressure filter vessel is known as “multimedia filtration.” Smaller or finer particles settle on one side of the filter bed. In comparison, more extensive and heavier particles sink to a lower level. This is called the “settling cycle.” As a result, most of the particles that can be cleaned are at the top of the filter bed or within a few inches of the top. This is where the filter media particles have the slightest space between them. The filter’s run time is thus relatively short before it “blinds” or produces enough head pressure to require backwashing to keep the flow from becoming significantly restricted or stopped.

Granulated Activated Carbon

A granular activated carbon (GAC) filter is a tried-and-true method of removing organic compounds from water. GAC filters can also remove hydrogen sulfide (rotten eggs odor) and chlorine, which give water an unpleasant smell or flavor. Additionally, there are some chemicals that do not adhere to carbon and thus are not filtered out. This means that another filter, such as RO or green sand, will be required for things like iron and nitrate.