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Benefits of Pressure Filters for Industrial Water

Posted by Anthony DeLoach, President on Jan 4, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Industrial water systems often use water filters to reduce the level of solids in the water coming from industrial, semiconductor, manufacturing, refining, or even processes like oil and natural gas production. The wastewater may contain chemicals that are harmful to humans, plants, or animals. There are three types of filters that are commonly used in industrial settings: Gravity filters, pressure filters, and constructed wetlands. Pressure filters have two variations which include multimedia and higher-pressure micron or cartridge filters. Constructed wetland or natural filters are not often utilized in industrial applications based upon the requirements to obtain environmental permits and to safeguard the ecosystem.

 

There are many benefits to pressure filtering industrial wastewater. Pressure filters can remove particles down to 0.3 microns in size, they don't clog up as easily as other filter types, and it's much faster than other types of filtration methods. Pressure filtering is also very cost-effective because it uses less energy than other methods do. If you're looking for a high-quality industrial water filter, look no further!

 

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Pressure Filters  (Multimedia type) are often used in industrial settings to remove particles down to 15 microns in size. They're also very cost-effective due to the amount of energy they use; pressure filter utilize much less energy than other filtration methods. Pressure filters can include multimedia which is a mixture of gravel and sand, multimedia that combines gravel, sand, and anthracite, or multimedia that combines gravel, sand, greensand, and anthracite. The variations are dependent on the applications and the need.

Pressure filters are useful because they don't clog up as easily as other types of filters do and can be very fast compared to other filtration methods.  Pressure filters are built with a pipe that's sealed on both ends, so you can put water under pressure and force it through a filter material. And don't worry about the solids getting stuck inside the pipe! This type of filter has a water outlet at one end for removing those solids from the process.

 

The only drawback of this type of filter is that it needs a lot of space for installation, which may not always be possible in tight areas like oil refineries or natural gas plants. Micron or cartridge filters can remove solids down to 0.1 micron and rely on higher efficient cartridges that are inserted into a high-pressure filter. These filters are commonly utilized post multimedia filtration or pre-reverse osmosis or membrane filtration because of their ability to filter solids to a much lower micron size.

 

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Gravity Filters are typically designed with open tops and operate completely by gravity. They have layers of gravel and sand and the water to be filtered enters the top of the filter and travels down thru the layers of sand and gravel to remove the solids. Gravity filters are less efficient and require more space due to the lower hydraulic load design. These filters have a higher degree of plugging and are not utilized as often due to the higher maintenance cost and lower efficiency.

 

Constructed Wetlands are an eco-friendly way to clean up wastewater. They work by filtering pollutants from the water through different zones, which have been designed to remove or absorb nutrients and contaminants. The three zones typically found in a constructed wetland are the slow flow zone, the intermediate flow zone, and the rapid flow zone.

 

In a constructed wetland, water will enter from the top of the wetland. In this zone, there may be some grasses or other plants that can help filter out pollutants before passing them on to the next zone. The second zone is a fast-moving stream where most of the floating particles will be filtered out. Some fish may also live in this zone and eat many organisms that were too big for the first two zones to catch. The final zone is just like a normal pond with no currents and has plants at the bottom that can absorb any leftover pollutants.

 

Constructed wetlands do not use chemicals such as chlorine or ammonia to clean up water like many other types of filters do; they use natural processes to clean up the wastewater instead. When allowed and designed properly they are very environmentally friendly and safe for plants and animals living in it!

 

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One of the most common industrial water filters is a pressure filter. They are widely used because they are effective, affordable, and easy to maintain. Pressure filters use a variety of methods to create clean water. When wastewater enters the filter, it passes over multimedia material and the water travels to the bottom of the filter collecting the solids trapped in the media material. The pressure created by the incoming water forces the water to be pushed through the multimedia layers and then eventually leaves through an under-drain system located in the bottom of the filter. This creates clean water that is free of solids like oil, heavy metals, or chemicals larger than 15 microns. In addition, if greensand is added as one of the media layers the pressure filter will remove iron from the water.

 

There are many benefits to pressure filtration for industrial wastewater. Some include how effective it is at removing particles down to 15 microns in size, how inexpensive it can be when you compare it to other types of filtration systems, and how quickly it operates when compared to other methods like constructed wetlands and mechanical filters.

 

In conclusion pressure filters are an excellent solution for industrial water treatment. They are an inexpensive option that is easy to maintain and can remove a variety of contaminants with minimal effort. Contact one of our experts at DeLoach Industries Inc. for full design support and selection.

 

Pressure filters are also able to handle large volumes of water, so they are perfect for treating water at a plant or refinery. They are also able to handle varying levels of pressure, which means they can work with any type of water pressure.

 

If you are looking for a way to safely remove contaminants from your water, pressure filters are an excellent investment. You will be able to reduce the number of chemicals that are being used and will be able to remove more contaminants than you would with a gravity filter.  The best option for your industrial water treatment, look no further than DeLoach Industries Inc., pressure filters. They are inexpensive, reliable, and can be adjusted for any size system. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the professionals at DeLoach industries, Inc. at 941.371.4995.

 

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Topics: water quality, water treatment, water plant, media packing, ION Exchange Resin, RO system, Pressure filter, Sand filters, Filter Media, industrial facilities, green sand, Gravity Filters, Constructed Wetlands

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