Pure Aqua manufactured and supplied Activated Carbon Filter complete with Aquamatic valves, digital stager and high grade carbon media to a major company in Oman. The system was designed for 56,600 GPD. Since its startup, the filtration system has been running smoothly with minimal trouble-shooting. For satisfactory results, the filtration system utilized the following grades of media: Activated Carbon, and Gravel.
Activated Carbon is tasked with removing chlorine, odor, and color from water as well as controlling the taste. Activated carbon simply eliminates impurities, viruses, soluble gases, and particles that are larger than 0.5 microns.
Activated carbon filter media comes in several types: coal based, wood based and coconut based each consisting of various particle sizes, base materials and activity.
Coal-based carbon filter media delivers excellent performance for contaminants and a large range of concentrations.
Coconut carbon filter media have an average performance rate with low boiling point along with low molecular weight compounds at lower concentrations. Wood based carbon media provide claim higher decolorization properties. The finer mesh sizes that are recommended for systems with lower flow rates.
Gravel is the first step in particulate filtration. Incoming water flow is equally distributed over the entire filtration bed because of the gravel’s spherical shape. The water flow is permitted to spread throughout the gravel into many areas within the gravel bed. Gravel only permits particles that are finer than its gaps to pass through and proceed to the next stage of particulate filtration. The larger particles that were blocked are pulled out and left either on top or within the gravel or completely eliminated during occasional flushings or other types of cleaning.
Gravel consists of three grades: coarse, medium, and fine and all need to be loaded into the tanks in that same manner. Activated carbon filtration systems is composed of carbon which has a small electro-positive charge applied to it that draws attention to chemicals and impurities. As water passes over the positively charged carbon surface, the contaminants negative ions are drawn towards the surface of the carbon granules. Activated carbon water filters are utilized as pretreatments to remove chlorine, odor, colors, and adjust taste before running feed water through a reverse osmosis system.
System/Product: Activated Carbon Filter
Flow Rate: 56,000 GPD
Components & Brands:
- Aquamatic valves
- Digital stager
- High grade carbon media
Pure Aqua, Inc. designs and manufactures water treatment systems in addition to carbon filtration systems. In October 2012, Pure Aqua successfully manufactured and supplied a carbon filtration system to a major company in Oman to remove chlorine, taste, odor, and color from well water. The filters are composed of 30" FRP tanks, aquamatic valves, digital stagers and high quality media. The activated carbon filters are identical, selected from our MF-600 series, and designed to handle a flow rate of 40 GPM. For more information click here: http://www.pureaqua.com/water-filters.html
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