Industrial Water Filters And How They Work

March 20, 2023

Reduces Contamination 

Industrial water filtration systems can reduce contaminants such as chlorine, sediments, microbiological particles and chemicals that are present in raw water. These contaminants can affect the quality of the water that is used for production and processing purposes. Most industrial water filtration systems have a semi-permeable membrane or other barrier that traps the larger contaminants before passing through the system. This ensures that the water is filtered to nearly 99 percent purity, free of impurities.  

Reduces Waste 

Industrial water filtration systems help reduce waste by allowing for wastewater to be treated before discharged. This prevents the contaminated water from contaminating the local environment and causing health problems to animals and plants in the area. Many companies utilize rainwater harvesting systems to cut down on their water consumption and implementing industrial water filtration systems to remove impurities from the water allows for water to be reused longer. 

Reduces Energy 

Keeping a water system free of contaminants can significantly reduce energy consumption. For example, if a water heater has sediment deposits, it will need more electricity to heat the water. Filtration systems help prevent scale buildup in piping, a common problem that can increase pumping costs and lead to production disruptions. They can also minimize maintenance costs by preventing the need for manual cleaning and chemical treatments. 

Increases Productivity 

Most industrial filters these days are designed to use a porous filtration media that collects particulates as they flow through the bed. Filter bed materials range from sand in municipal treatment plants to activated carbon for the removal of heavy metals and other contaminants. Some filters have a backwash system that periodically removes accumulated contaminants. Ideally, filtered water should produce turbidity less than 0.1 Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) after backwashing. Using these Industrial water filtration systems helps increase productivity by ensuring that process fluids, such as drinking water, are pure and free from contaminants. These systems also keep chemicals, gases, and liquids clean and free from potentially hazardous particles that can result in cross-contamination. 

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