What Are Fuzzy Filters, and How Do They Work?

October 19, 2021

Filters are an essential component of any wastewater treatment system. Without them, water would simply flow through the treatment steps without being purified. There are many filtration products available for a wastewater pump, but one of the latest and greatest is the Fuzzy Filter. Read on to learn more about this technology.

How do Fuzzy Filters work?

The Fuzzy Filter uses a 30-inch-deep media bed made of 1.25-inch fiber balls constructed of high-grade, compressible polymer. As water flows over the fiber balls, the balls compress, trapping solid particles before they can enter the next wastewater treatment step. The filter uses influent and air scrubbing to wash the balls after filtration, easily cleaning the balls for reuse.

Common applications

Because they’re modular in design, Fuzzy Filters can be used in any size system to filter out whatever solids are present. They can be used in everything from well water treatment systems to remove solids and iron to wastewater treatment plants for phosphorus removal. Drinking water plants as well as oil and gas companies can benefit from switching to a Fuzzy Filter.

What are the advantages of Fuzzy Filters?

Fuzzy Filters wouldn’t be such a popular wastewater treatment choice if they didn’t often a number of advantages over other filtration products. Here are a few reasons wastewater companies switch to Fuzzy Filters:

  • Superior filtration rate: The main reason to upgrade to a Fuzzy Filter is its filtration rate. While most filters are rated at three gallons per minute per square foot, Fuzzy Filters have a rate of 30 gallons per minute per square foot and remove solids up to four micrometers in diameter. When you consider Fuzzy Filters do their job 10 times faster than other filters, making the switch is a no-brainer.
  • Higher compression percentage: The standard compression percentage for an average filter is approximately 30 percent. Due to the Fuzzy Filter’s design, it achieves a compression rate of up to 40 percent, allowing it to filter out more solids than an ordinary filter.
  • Longer lifespan: Fuzzy Filters have a lifespan of anywhere from 10 to 20 years and require no replacement in between. This long lifespan reduces a treatment plant’s overhead costs while eliminating all sorts of maintenance requirements.
  • Filtration adjustment: Because it is a compressible filtration system, Fuzzy Filters allow operators to adjust the media porosity for the influent characteristics. So, a Fuzzy Filter is essentially a one-stop shop for all a treatment plant’s filtration needs.

Let us handle your water treatment needs

Regardless of your company’s size or industry, Enviro-Line Co., Inc. is your go-to team for water treatment. In addition to employing Fuzzy Filter technology, we also use UV disinfection systems to ensure your water meets National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) standards. We also offer a variety of affordable services, ranging from filtration system installation to general wastewater pump maintenance. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about what we can do for you and your wastewater treatment operation. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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