air filter media Articles

  • Calculating pressure drop of nanofiber air filter media

    Nanofibers are becoming an integral part of many advanced air filtration media thanks to their enormous specific surface area. The large surface area, however, can cause strong resistance against fluid motion, which leads to an increase in pressure drop. Pressure drop caused by fibrous media has been the focus of many pioneering studies in the past, resulting in analytical or empirical ...

  • Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

    The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable filtration efficiency, it conceals an inherent drawback, the disadvantages of which relate mainly to the backwashing mechanism. The ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Aerosol filtration in nanofiber filter media

    Nanofiber filter media are used in air filter applications where a compact filtration system with very high overall and fractional efficiency and low initial pressure drop  is required.  Moreover, because the aerodynamic drag force on nanofibers is very low compared to the drag on the large dust particles collected on the nanofiber media, this media is ideal for application to ...

  • Effective production of rapid filters with polystyrene granules as a media filter

    In conventional water treatment stations, the filter cleaning is performed with the use of filtered water. To save water and obtain higher production, the use of polystyrene (PS) beads has been proposed as a granular filter element because it is a granular element with a low specific mass. By being lightweight, this material requires a lower water velocity during backwash. The PS beads were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why choose an electrostatic, washable air filter?

    When deciding what type of air conditioner or furnace filter to use, you should keep two things in mind: Airflow and Efficiency. In order to work at its optimum level, the a/c or heating unit requires no restriction to air flow. You should choose a filter that has the least effect on airflow, but removes the most dust from the air. ACI’s electrostatic air filters allow the air conditioning ...


    By ACI Manufacturing

  • To prevent blinding in dust collection systems, consider filter type, filter size and selection of the filter media used

    All dust collection systems, regardless of size, share a common problem—dust blinding. Simply stated, blinding is defined as when dust particles plug the holes in a filter and stop the flow of air through the filter, resulting in the dust collector performing poorly. All types of collectors, whether stand-alone units, cyclones or full-scale baghouses, are subject to blinding. To better ...


    By American Fabric Filter Co

  • Filter Your Air with Cartridge Dust Collector

    A cartridge dust collector uses filtering cartridges and is a self-cleaning dust collector. The cartridges it uses are made from synthetic fibers and cellulose that is treated chemically. This ensures the particles are efficiently collected without forming an excessive pressure drop in the system. Structure A cartridge dust collector uses an air-jet cleaning structure to preserve ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Polarized-Media EACs are coming of Age

    Non-ionizing  polarized media is an IAQ technology finding broader market uses. It applies an active electric field to cap tore airborne particles, changing the way particles, behave in the air. In smaller residential equipment, this allows an electronic air cleaner (EAC) to operate efficiently within a space only 1 inch wide - the same sp-ace as a disposable filter. In larger commercial ...

  • Influence of air flow rate and backwashing on the hydraulic behaviour of a submerged filter

    The aim of this study was to evaluate backwashing effects on the apparent porosity of the filter media and on the hydraulic behaviour of a pilot scale submerged filter, prior to biofilm colonization, under different hydraulic retention times, and different air flow rates. Tracer curves were analysed with two mathematical models for ideal and non-ideal flow (axial dispersion and Wolf and Resnick ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control of Welding Fume Particulates Using Cleanable Filter Media: Hexavalent Chromium

    Herein, a Sentry Air Systems product study of hexavalent chromium particles, [Cr(VI)], is reported. Due to the popularity of extended life cleanable filter media and health concerns regarding hexavalent chromium exposure in the work place, Sentry Air Systems conducted a study of the efficacy of cleanable filter systems for the maintenance of safe breathing conditions during welding operations ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • Wastewater treatment in an anaerobic filter using small lava stones as filter media without temperature control

    For their simplicity and using cheap support materials, biological filtration of municipal wastewater can be adequate for developing countries where the legislation is not as strict as in other countries, like the members of the European Union. Biological filters are fixed biomass reactors where the suspended pollutants can easily be retained and the dissolved substances can be transformed by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Filtration media: Shapes and manufacturing processes

    The shape of the filtration media and the production process directly affect the absorption capacity of the granulate and consequently the efficiency of filtration. Granules in the shape of a pellet (cylinder) do not facilitate such a high degree of compaction as spherical granules, so that the passage of the air flow becomes easier, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Monitoring Air Makes Sense

    Did you know that air filters were originally put in air handling systems to protect the life of the equipment, not human life? And that it is not uncommon for air filters to get changed less frequently to save on maintenance costs? Monitoring input from sensors can tell operators when filters and media need changing. We have required food labels that list all ingredients. Why not electronic ...


    By ProMark Associates, Inc.

  • Air filtration applications for membranes

    Given their unique performance attributes membranes are finding use in a growing number of high efficiency air filtration applications. One example is in respirators and personal protective equipment. Applications where intense physical demands and risk of exposure to harmful contaminants are present demand the high efficiency / low pressure drop combination of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene ...

  • Winter Maintenance for Trickling Filters

    Article by: Brentwood, 01-04-2018 | Category: Water & Wastewater As winter approaches and cold weather sets in, both ...


    By Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • Combination filters

    Simply defined, a combination filter is one that does at least one other processing job at the same time as filtering a suspension. The classic example, of course, is the packed bed of activated charcoal, which acts as a remover of chemical impurities from the suspension, as well as removing dust particles - although this is actually not a very good example, because it is primarily an adsorber, ...

  • Industrial Hygiene Report: Control of Hexavalent Chromium Welding Fume - Non-cleanable Filter Media

    Sentry Air Systems, Inc. manufactures equipment designed to capture  welding fume and/or other air contaminants and, after filtering, return the cleansed air to the local environment. For the purposes of this test, SAS wanted to determine the effectiveness of the Model 300 Welding Fume Extractor and filter media against Hexavalent Chromium fume commonly found during the welding of stainless ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • Water treatment plant filter improvements

    Client: City of Junction City, Kan. Completion Date: March 2003 Services Provided Filter rehabilitation Air scour system design Construction phase services Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell provided planning, design, bidding and construction services for the City of ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Confusion over the word “filter”

    I find that using the word “filter” conjures up very different pictures and understanding in people’s minds as everybody has the reference of home furnace filters–mostly the low end of possibilities. There are many filter types and various purposes making it very confusing. Here’s what I say to make sure who I’m talking to understands what I am talking about. ...


    By ProMark Associates, Inc.

  • Mesquite wood chips (Prosopis) as filter media in a biofilter system for municipal wastewater treatment

    The biofiltration system over organic bed (BFOB) uses organic filter material (OFM) to treat municipal wastewater (MWW). This study evaluated the performance of a BFOB system employing mesquite wood chips (Prosopis) as OFM. It also evaluated the effect of hydraulic loading rates (HLRs) in order to achieve the operational parameters required to remove organic matter, suspended material, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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