High-quality sediment filters by top brands in the West Midlands, London, Lancashire and Wales
Sediment filters are used for treating cloudy, dirty or highly turbid waters. The particles are trapped within the media and the clear water passes through. Turbid water contains organic compounds, clays and metals such as iron and manganese. To place an order, call D. A. Baldwin & Son on 01902 700 456.
Industrial sediment filters installed by qualified engineers
Sediment filters are needed when the water supply is cloudy or turbid. The particles in the water will block plumbing systems, leave unsightly staining, may contain toxic chemicals or bacteria. The easiest way to remove the particles is by passing the water through a medium where the particles get stuck and allowing clear water to flow through. The particles can be periodically ‘backwashed’ away to drain.
Sand is the most cost effective media. The grade of sand is tightly controlled so only highest quality triple washed water treatment grade sand is used. The water passes through the sand and any particulates get trapped by the sand. Particles above 40 microns are typically trapped.
Filter Ag TM
Filter Ag has a high surface area and complex flow path for a more efficient removal of suspended matter. Typically particles down to 20 microns can be trapped. Filter Ag is slightly more expensive than sand and should be soaked for 24 hours before use. A 50:50 mix of sand/Filter Ag forms an excellent value media mix.
Filter Ag+ TM (Plus)
Filter Ag+ is a natural ore that has a more irregular surface than sand giving more efficient removal of suspended matter. This means the equipment can be smaller or faster flow rates can be achieved for a given size. Particles down to 5 to 10 microns are typically removed. Filter Ag+ must be soaked for 24 hours before use.
AFM is a recycled glass media and has shown excellent sediment removal properties similar to sand.
How does it work?
Water flows into the valve at the top, down through the media and then up through the ‘riser’ tube in the middle of the vessel. As the water travels through the media the sediment is trapped so only clean clear water flows out to service. There are timer options that can be set to automatically self-clean (backwash) and wash away any of the accumulated sediment.