Sorting Out Filtration – Filter Types and Media Selection for Increased Filter Life

If a filter is doing its job, its life will be limited.  Eventually it will have filtered out and collected enough particles to be severely restricted or totally block liquid flow.  When this happens, the filter or filtration media must be replaced.  A clogged filter will, at minimum, have process consequences as particle accumulations build up …

Sorting Out Filters – The Effect of Particle Characteristics On Media Selection and Filter Life

The useful life of most media filters is determined by the size and quantity of particles they capture.  Each filter has only a limited number of sites to trap particles.  Once a site traps a particle, flow through that site’s passage is either reduced or stops completely.  When a sufficient number of sites are blocked, flow through …