Multi-Media Filter Below
Filter Media Typically, the filter bed is made up of three layers of filter media. The total bed depth is about 26 to 40 inches. In a three layer filter the top layer is made up of large, lighter weight particles of anthracite coal and is from 15 to 18 inches in depth (particle size 1.0 to 1.5 millimeters, density 1.35 to 1.75). The middle layer contains from 8 to 15 inches of heavier and smaller particles of calcined aluminum silicate or sand (particle size 0.5 to 0.6 millimeters, density 2.65). The bottom layer contains from 3 to 6 inches of heavier garnet (particle size 0.2 to 0.3 millimeters, density 4.0 to 4.2). This semiprecious red silicate mineral is 50 to 60% heavier than sand.
A multi-media filter is back washed in the same manner as a sand filter, using reverse or upward flow of water through the filter bed. The various layers of media retain their stratification because each material has a different density.
In a four-media filter a fourth or top layer contains from 3 to 6 inches of lighter and larger plastic pillows (particle size 2.0 to 4.0 millimeters, density 1.1 to 1.2). Their density is slightly above the density of water which is 1.0
Activated carbon is most effective at removing organic compounds such as volatile organic compounds, pesticides and benzene. It can also remove some metals, chlorine organics, color, tannin and objectionable tastes , odors and radon.
A highly efficient media filter for the reduction of suspended matter. Filter-Ag is a non-hydrous silicon dioxide media.
Green Sand Filters
Reduce iron, manganese & hydrogen sulfide from water through oxidation and filtration.
A mined ore, Pyrolox effectively reduces iron, sulfur and manganese from problem water.
Neutralize acidic or low pH waters to a neutral, less corrosive effluent.