Industrial Water Filtration Systems/Commercial Water Filtering
The ideal filtration system consists of commercial water filters which remove large-scale water contaminants in businesses, retail establishments, manufacturing facilities, schools and restaurants and other commercial facilities.
The following is just a quick list of businesses that would benefit from a commercial water filtration system:
- Malls/Shopping Centers
- Hospitals/Nursing Homes/Dialysis Centers
- Medical/Dental Offices
- Office buildings
- Health Clubs/Spas
- Hotels/Motels/Reception Halls
- Pet Stores
- Country Clubs
How to know if you require a large commercial water filter
- By water volume: if incoming water lines are 1.5” in diameter or larger, or you process more than 12 gallons of water per minute, you probably need a commercial water treatment system.
- By water content: many businesses need water purification devices capable of removing specific contaminants including arsenic, nitrates, fluoride, tannins, etc… Hospitals, laboratories, and manufacturing plants often require industrial water filters to provide pure DI water.
- A normal large tank-based commercial water filtration system features one or more specialty media-holding, poly-glass mineral tanks with either mechanical brass valves or electronic, metered Fleck® controls. Filtration units equipped with electronic controls are self-backwashing. A complementary system is commercial Reverse Osmosis which filters between 500 and 10,000 gallons per day.
Top Ten Reasons to Utilize Water Filters
- To maximize water’s health benefits, it’s essential to have a clean water source;
- Contaminated, impure drinking water is the leading cause of epidemic disease in developing countries;
- More than 2,000 contaminants may exist in tap water along with several known poisons;
- Bottled water is not a viable or economical alternative to tap water;
- Bacterial contaminants responsible for disease outbreaks cannot always be controlled by municipal water treatment facilities;
- A “point-of-use” filtration system is the only way to ensure pure, contaminant-free drinking water;
- Many cancers are linked to toxic contaminants in drinking water;
- Healthy, clean drinking water is necessary for optimum mental and physical development and growth in children;
- EPA estimates indicate that lead in drinking water contributes to nearly half a million cases of learning disorders every year in U.S. children;
- It’s particularly critical for pregnant women to drink clean water as lead and other toxins cause severe birth defects.
Water Filtration History
For thousands of years throughout civilization, various types of primitive filters were historically used to purify drinking water. In 2,000 B.C., water filtration advice was found in ancient Greek and Sanskrit writings. In 500 B.C., Hippocrates is documented as inventing the “Hippocratic sleeve” which was nothing more than a cloth bag designed to trap sediment. Modern-day filtration now utilizes carbon and/or multimedia water filters for more effective results. Today’s state-of-the-art water filtration methods remove more contaminants more efficiently than other techniques.
Basic Water Filtration Process
Every filtration process involves some type of filter media which water passes through. Depending on what type of media used, a filter blocks contaminant passage through either physical obstruction or by chemical absorption or by a combination of both filtration processes. Depending upon specific filtration need, material construction of filters vary but the most common effective media is carbon alone or combined with other elements. In the chemical absorption process, modern filtration technology proves to efficiently remove more contaminants and microbes.
Because contaminants’ bonds to water molecules are broken, water molecules are free to pass through filter(s) while residual contaminants left behind adhere to filter media. Most filtration systems involve several stages of filtration ensuring that each filter media removes the maximum appropriate contaminants designated for each filter. This process passes water at relatively low speeds to maximize adequate contact time between water and filters. After flowing through required filtration states, water then emerges as pure, contamination-free drinking water.