‘Water Filtration’ is a term that refers to the filtration of impurities, contaminants, and chemicals from any water source to improve its quality and make it fit for its intended use.
Types of Water Filtration Systems
Water is the only natural resource that is used universally for multiple purposes. Water is a significant component for many crucial processes in industrial and commercial businesses, and not just for drinking purposes. Each water filtration system varies from the other to subsequently achieve different impacts.
Some of the widely used systems are:
How can you find the Perfect Water Filtration System to fulfill your need?
Let’s look at different types of water filtration systems closely to understand their optimal applications:
Reverse Osmosis is one of the most extensive processes of filtration in use. Through its semi-permeable RO membrane, it is able to remove 99.9% of bacteria, making it the purest and healthiest form of water.
How It Works – It works by water pressure pushing tap water through a semipermeable membrane to improve impurities from water. This process involves the removal of dissolved inorganic solids (salts) from the water, thus making it fit for consumption.
RO Removes – Fluoride, salts, sediments, minerals, chlorine, arsenic, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, and many other dissolved solvents.
Best Fit For – Human consumption, i.e. drinking water.
Used By – Industries that require a high-grade precision in water purity, including: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Aerospace industries.
Why Choose RO – It is a cost-effective system that facilitates a reduction in operational expenditure with minimal maintenance requirements and is environment-friendly, with fewer carbon footprints being omitted from it’s sustained use versus many alternatives, such as Demineralisation Systems.
Ultrafiltration (UF) uses hydrostatic pressure to force water through a semipermeable membrane that is known to suspend solids of high molecular weight and particulates to produce potable water. The system is capable of rejecting 99.9% pathogens from raw or recycled water.
UF Removes – taste/odour, viruses, pesticides, rusts, chlorine, bacteria, crypto, benzene and other metallic trace elements (MTE), making the water free of any electric charge.
Used By – A multitude of industries including the Chemical, Paper and Pulp, Plastics and Resins along with the finishing industries to provide de-ionised water for industrial purposes.
Why Choose UF – The UF Processing Plant size is compact, requiring no chemicals for operation (except for cleaning purposes). Water recycling via UF is simple, requires little processing and is capable of exceeding regulatory standards of water quality. Also, the UF system is widely used in industries to produce consistent product quality irrespective of feed quality.
An advanced method of filtration, Ceramic Filtration is a subset of Ultrafiltration that is generally used to treat secondary wastewater with a 3-10 times higher flux. The robust filtration technique is perfect for the use of chemical separation and effluent treatment plants that demand a long shelf-life of process solutions of up to 10 years.
How It Works – It allows water to pass through millions of tiny micron-size pores on the ceramic cartridge. The pores trap impurities as the water passes through the ceramic filter. It has a very complicated filtration procedure as the water percolation through the ceramic filter is extremely fine.
CF Removes – Pathogenic bacteria, waterborne cysts, disinfectants, heavy metals, effluents, chemicals and other highly concentrated chemicals.
Best Fit For – Human consumption, wastewater treatment as well as various other industrial usages. CF is unique in its ability to purify a myriad of extreme liquids and chemicals.
Used By – Commercial, residential, industrial industries such as oil/water filtration, biogas filtration, hot gas filtration and as a prefiltration system for RO.
Why Choose CF – The CF system is effective in reducing the silt density of water and can be used in the pre-filtration process in RO plants as they have high chemical and suspended solids tolerance levels. The system is cost-effective and is the key for wastewater treatment and for producing potable water within both developing and advanced nations.
Ultraviolet filtration lamps are an add-on feature that can be used alongside any of the water filtration systems described above to ensure that the water is 99.9% bacteria-free. With its excellent flow rates of up to 2,000m3/hr, it can altogether remove COVID-19 bacteria within seconds of application upon all Membracon filtration systems.
How It Works – As water passes through an ultraviolet filtration system living organisms in the water are exposed to UV light, which attacks the genetic code of microorganisms, shuffles their DNA/RNA and eradicates their ability to breed.
Ultraviolet Filtration Removes – Cryptosporidium, giardia, dysentery bacilli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, streptococcus, fungi, algae and many other viruses and bacteria including the COVID-19 bacteria.
Best Fit For – disinfection, destruction of chlorines, chloramines, ozone and total organic carbon (TOC) reduction.
Used By – manufacturing processes in various industries mainly pertaining to consumption, including the pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, cosmetics, breweries and distilleries industries.
Why Choose Ultraviolet Filtration – The system is compatible with other water purification processes, easy to maintain, extremely economical, requires low energy usage and is FDA approved.
In A Nutshell
One system does not fit all requirements. Our industrial water filtration systems can either be used as a stand-alone solution, or in some cases a combination of two-systems may be permitted to compliment both higher water purity and to ensure a long-shelf-life of the systems.
“Honesty is the best policy” and team Membracon stands by that. The adept team prioritises your requirements and guides you with the utmost dedication. The team performs an extensive analysis of your needs and existing systems to give unbiased advice. Therefore, every water filtration system is tailored to benefit your requirements. The expert team at Membracon has a history of experience advising clients for a complete analysis of their water filtration requirements and building tailored solutions for nearly 2 decades.
Membracon also offers a free water analysis test to determine the quality of your water. Talk to our consultants today to get continuous support and maintenance of your systems.