- Channeling in the media bed
- Caking (hardening) of the media bed
- Increased turbidity
- Reduced capacity
- Harboring waterborne bacteria
- Decreased heat transfer
A dirty water filter is not only inefficient; it can also be dangerous if it becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like Legionella.
Chemicals are the typical solution for keeping filters clean. However, they can be costly and hazardous to handle and store, they frequently create harmful byproducts, and they require constant tinkering to get the balance just right as environmental and process factors fluctuate.
A safer alternative is now available. AS Filtration’s groundbreaking filter media destroys bacteria on contact and requires only a simple backwash to remove debris and allow the filter to operate effectively at optimal flow rates. The antibacterial property of the filter media prevents the formation of biofilm and inhibits the growth of new bacteria in the system, putting an end to caking and channeling of the media bed.
The proactive nature of the filter media also prolongs the lifespan of pipes, tubes, valves and downstream equipment by addressing scaling and corrosion caused by biological growth and harsh chemical treatments. Plus, your facilities staff will thank you for sparing them the chore of chipping out solidified media beds!
See how else this new technology stacks up against other water disinfection solutions for keeping your cooling tower filters clean: