If you are managing a business and find yourself concerned with the quality of water and filtration tools that you are relying on, you may be considering changing the filtration solution that you use. If you have ever taken a look at your options, it is likely that you have come across a wide variety of choices, and understanding which one is right for you can be a real challenge. While an experienced filtration solutions expert can advise you about which options might suit your needs, many businesses find great success with mechanical filtration solutions because they offer a number of benefits.
What Are Mechanical Filtration Solutions?
Mechanical filtration solutions rely on a system of surface and depth filtration to remove particles in water. Essentially all water contains particulates and sediment, and no single filter is equipped to handle all types of pollutants in water. However, a mechanical filtration system overcomes this challenge by combining multiple filtration options into a singular mechanism.
Surface filtration comes first in a mechanical system, acting as a sort of sieve to capture and hold the largest particles as soon as the water comes into contact with the filter. However, some particles are too small for this first, leading sieve or strainer, and so they pass through where larger particles could not. In order to deal with these smaller particulates and sediment pieces, mechanical filtration solutions employ gradually changing filters in progressively more restrictive sizes, so that contaminants passing through earlier filters are caught by those later in the filtration system. These filters may be uniform and consistent, with holes in a set pattern, or they may be more irregular, like the random speckling of a sponge.
Even the best filters will eventually reach a size that is too small to be practical, and some minute contaminants could still slip through. In order to prevent this, comprehensive mechanical filtration solutions will employ an adsorption filter—a surface that also contains weak electrical forces that will attract the remaining particles. The question is, what size and type particles are acceptable in my water or fluid? This will determine how and what type of filtration should be used.
The Benefits Of Mechanical Filtration Solutions
Mechanical filtration systems come with a host of benefits, not the least of which is feeling confident that you are doing your part to protect your equipment, system,and the environment with a less impactful footprint as you do business. Additionally, filtering water helps to keep people safe; protozoan cysts and other harmful particles can cause flu-like symptoms and other illnesses in those that they come in contact with.
As an added benefit from using a comprehensive mechanical filtration solution, materials and tools will last longer, as they do not fall victim to corrosion and clogging due to uncaptured contaminants in water. This helps to prolong the life of the business’ water system.
In-Depth Cleaning Process: Can Be Residential & Commercial
When most people consider water treatment, the first thing that often comes to mind is in the home, where water from the tap is filtered to ensure that it is safe, free of chemicals, and appealing to drink. However, while residential homes can benefit from water treatment solutions, they are not the only type of building that might rely on the in-depth cleaning process that a mechanical filter can provide.
Commercial locations often rely on mechanical filtration because they have a larger footprint and a greater responsibility to handle water in a safe and healthy manner. And because mechanical filters are long-lasting and efficient, they are a worthwhile choice for many locations that would like to see their water treatment plans last for years or even decades with minimal wear and damage. The in-depth cleaning process shines in commercial buildings where the number of pollutants and contaminants is high, because a mechanical system is able to capture up to 100% of all particulates—as long as the building owner or manager is sure to work with an expert who can dial in on the details, such as whether an adsorption filter is needed.
Contact An Experienced Cooling Tower Water Treatment Company
If you are considering adding mechanical water filters to your business or building location, you may be unaware of what particulates, contaminants, and sediments are in your water—and this can make choosing a filter difficult. That is why it is important to work with an experienced water filtration and treatment expert.
Tower Water sets the standard in water treatment and would be happy to review your current water situation to help you make an informed choice about what type of filtration system is right for you and your needs. Each building is slightly different, but by working with a skilled water treatment expert, you can discover the specific setup that will tackle your problems and leave you with a long-lasting, efficient, and effective water filtration system. Reach out to speak with an expert who can guide you through the process of getting started.