The BioChem Water Solution
A temporary filtration system was supplied and, as standard 240v power was not allowed, we utilised a Turbidex resin with manual backwash valves.
Turbidex’s enhanced ability to remove sediment results in enhanced water clarity and downstream cost savings on ongoing filter bag replacement, cleaning chemicals and an overall reduction in expensive parts replacement due to under deposit corrosion.
Turbidex is a natural ore called clinoptilolite that has many advantages over common granular filter sands and multimedia used for suspended solids reduction.
Viewed under an electron scanning microscope, the granules reveal an angular shape, rough surface and microporous void spaces as small as 3 microns.
This creates a surface area over 100 times greater than silica sand utilised in conventional sand filters.
The angularity of the granules and the tapered internal pore spaces allow for reduction of dirt, silt and organic matter suspended in water by bridging, straining and adhesion.
The rough surface and internal porosity provide a high surface area for efficient reduction of suspended matter.
Utilising deep bed filtration can typically reduce suspended solids down to the 5 micron absolute and therefore reduce the load on the system and also the biological load that impacts the system.