If you own a business or building and are considering the impact that your water might have on the environment and the health of the people you come into contact with, you may want to think about installing a water filtration system. However, choosing the right filtration solution for your specific situation can be challenging, which is why it is crucial to speak to an experienced water treatment expert. Your options might include cartridge filtration, a common type of water filtration solution.
What Is Cartridge Water Filtration?
Cartridge water filtration is a type of water filter system that is installed directly into the water using a tight seal so that all water must pass through the filter to be cleaned. A filter cartridge is similar in appearance to a mesh bag, except that the cartridge is more rigid and has greater surface area—in many ways a cartridge water filtration system looks like a series of mesh tubes within the water line. These tubes filter the water using the structure of the mesh present on the cartridges, which varies depending on the unique needs of the building. A skilled water treatment expert will be able to review your situation and advise you about which sort of mesh structure you will need.
The Type Of Filtration Solution
Cartridge water filtration is a type of physical filtration system—in other words, it does not rely on chemicals to purify water. Most physical filtration systems are set up using mesh netting that acts as a sieve, and sometimes these options include multiple tiers of sieves in the same water line. Because no chemicals are involved in the process of cleaning water using cartridge filtration, maintenance tends to be easier, and some meshes are even washable so that they can be easily cleaned and reused.
Effective Cleaning Of Water
Many people assume that if chemicals are not used to filter water, the water is not truly clean since microscopic particles are so small that no sieve or mesh could catch them. The graduated system of filters in a cartridge system are very effective at removing all pollutants, sediment, and debris. When the contaminants that remain get down to a microscopic level, the fine mesh of the sieves can actually be slightly electrified to “magnetize” any remaining detritus to them. Using chemicals is not necessary to ensure perfectly clean water.
Similar To Bag Filtration
Like bag filtration, cartridge filtration systems tend to work in small groups of cartridges in descending size. In other words, the first cartridge will contain the mesh with the biggest holes, and only the largest of the debris, sediment, and particulates will be caught in this first cartridge. However, as the water passes through, it will progress through a series of further cartridges, each with a mesh or filter smaller than the last.
One of the only differences between bag filtration and cartridge filtration is the rigidity of the filter or mesh; while bags tend to be more flexible, cartridges are much sturdier and provide an overall greater surface area in contact with the water. This may slightly reduce water pressure, as more water is being filtered at once, but the effect will not cause issues with water usage.
Quicker Filtration Process
Thanks to the cartridge filtration’s greater surface area when compared to bag filtration, the actual filtering process tends to be quicker than other solutions. When more water is filtered, the process can be completed more quickly. In addition, because cartridges are sturdier than bags, they are able to handle increased water pressure and greater overall water volume, speeding up the filtration process over time.
Talk To The Knowledgable Filtration Solutions Professionals
If you would like to begin the process of adding or improving a water filtration system in your business, the best place to start is with some research into what options may be best for you, as well as a meeting with an experienced water treatment expert. It is difficult for the average business owner to be certain of what pollutants and sediments may be present in their building’s water, but a water filtration expert can advise on each building’s individual needs and create a strategy for dealing with the pollutants efficiently and effectively.
Tower Water sets the standard in water treatment and would be happy to assist you in determining a plan to filter your water. Whether you need cartridge filtration, bag filtration, or another solution entirely, Tower Water is happy to examine your water system and help you to create a plan of action for improving the quality of your water. This will benefit the health of the people who visit your building and reduce your environmental impact as well. Reach out to get started with a consultation scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.