Chemicals are hazardous to handle and store and are hard on equipment, often causing corrosion in pipes and tanks. Copper and silver are expensive, and bacteria can mutate after treatment, rendering the metals ineffective as long-term treatment options. Ozone is touted as a more earth-friendly option, but it causes corrosion and is dangerous to handle. It also requires specialized equipment that drives up maintenance costs. Finally, ultra-violet light needs frequent maintenance, performs poorly in turbid water (That’s worth repeating: It’s not effective on water that’s already dirty!), and it leaves your water vulnerable to mutating bacteria.
What if there was a way to eliminate expensive and dangerous procedures, reduce corrosion and clean water without harming the environment?
The AS Filtration Alternative
AS Filtration’s filter media products kill waterborne bacteria on contact during filtration, leaving you with clean, clear water that is not prone to scaling or biofouling. The filter media doesn’t use or leach chemicals, so it’s a sustainable option that prolongs your equipment life and reduces maintenance expenses.
By killing and controlling waterborne bacteria before problems start, both Pathex and PathShield filter media offer these benefits:
- Improved operational efficiency
Keeping bacterial growth in check prevents scaling, corrosion and fouling, extending the life of your equipment and allowing it to operate more efficiently.
- Decreased maintenance costs
The filter media can be used as a drop-in replacement for most sand and cross-flow filters, so it doesn’t require special equipment. The media is safe to store and handle, and there’s no need for constant monitoring and adjustment of pricey chemicals. Simple backwashing keeps the media operating at peak performance.
- Environmental protection
Our filter media are EPA-registered pesticides. They don’t use or release chemicals, so they’re safe for your site and for the environment. Pathex and PathShield support your green initiatives and can help your facility earn LEED certification points.
- Treating the cause instead of the symptom
Bacterial growth in water is the major underlying cause of common water treatment headaches like scaling, corrosion and biofouling. Controlling waterborne bacteria is the ounce of prevention that’s worth a pound of cure when it comes to water treatment.
Whether your water treatment need is for stormwater runoff, cooling towers, or other industrial use, our expert engineers are ready to help find the best filtration solution for addressing your water treatment problems.
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