Glass Media - New Generation of Filter Media
Waterco's glass media is a new generation of filter media, capable of providing water of superior clarity and requiring less water for backwashing.
- Depth filtration
- Superior clarity
- High purity
- Save chemicals, water, time & energy
Glass filter media operate on the basis of "depth filtration" dirt is driven through the filter bed and trapped in minute spaces between the particles of filter media allowing the clean water to pass through.
It is less susceptible to bio-fouling. The heat-treated surfaces are smooth, requiring less remedial action and less chemical treatment to kill pollutants. Quickly and efficiently removes particles as fine as 5 microns.
Where other filter media may contain a variety of contaminants, Waterco's Glass filter media is chemically inert for superior purity. In fact, it does not contain any crystalline free silica or heavy metals. Its high purity also greatly reduces its initial backwashing requirements, prior to commissioning a filter, enabling a rapid start up of media filters.
Glass Media results in a low co efficient of friction, reducing its backwash water requirements. Glass Media backwashes with up to 20% less water than sand, saving time and water.
Glass Media is easy to install and enables a rapid start up of the media filter. Its high purity means very little backwashing is required to cleanse the filter media, prior to commissioning the filter.