Self-Cleaning Filters Articles

  • Grey Water In Action: But What Exactly Is It?

    Last month here in the RainCatcher blog we touted the benefits of collecting, filtering, treating, storing and re-using water that lands on your roof, explaining Rainwater Harvesting to those not already in the know: ...

  • Ovivo Deep Brackett Bosker technology - Case Study

    Challenge: Cleaning Bar Screens 358ft Underground Solution: TARP Brackett Bosker® technology When the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago needed a solution for cleaning the bar screens in their deep tunnel system hundreds of feet below ground, they turned to Ovivo. Ovivo Deep Brackett Bosker technology – Our ...

  • Nuclear power plant keeps intakes clean - case study

    When this nuclear power plant in the Great Lakes region needed reliable traveling water screens to keep it’s intakes clean, they chose International Water Screens. Vertical screens with hoods provide clean water to create steam to generate up to 725,000 kilowatts of electricity for the surrounding region. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator ...


    By International Water Screens

  • San Francisco bay area city cleans Mossy mess - case study

    In Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, we installed an IWS Screen to remove all types of water borne debris including moss, grass, hyacinth and tumbleweeds.   The installation reduces man hours and risk of injury from raking trash racks as well as keeping service lines clear. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator Pump ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Columbia River Gets a Vertical Fish Screen - case study

    The Columbia River is huge and runs past deserts, towns, major cities and numerous recreation areas. It is a major fishery, as well. So this screen had to protect and exclude fish, handle natural and urban debris, and operate in a constricted space.  We designed and installed large vertical fish screens with hoods. Now the irrigation canal is clean and clear of river debris. The fish are ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Nebraska inline Traveling water screen - case study

    A Nebraska irrigation district installed this IWS traveling water screen system to help protect pipelines leading as well as pivot irrigation lines.  Previous years required repeated cleaning of pivot filters and nozzles. Since the install, they have seen dramatic reduction in downtime and less need for back-flushing of lines for clean out. This project included: ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Eight screens for California aqueduct - case study

    The Berrenda Mesa Water Districts’ California Aqueduct pumping station had a massive debris problem, causing high labor costs, injuries and endless headaches — until they contacted International Water Screens. We engineered and installed a large array of moss removal screens. Now: Labor issues resolved, no racks to clean. Pump efficiencies have improved to the point where the project ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Geothermal plant protects pumps - case study

    This large geothermal company needed reliable equipment in the deserts of southeastern California. Geothermal plants turn water into to steam to drive turbines. Protecting the pumps is paramount. Keeping the inflowing water clean of debris and marine life, an IWS traveling water screen provides reliable removal with minimal labor. Debris is lifted from the water, and dropped directly into a ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Reference: Potable water disinfection in Luxembourg nature reserve

    The Obersauer Nature Reserve in the Luxembourg Ardennes is a natural paradise of valleys, wet meadows and forests. In the heart of the reserve is the Esch-sur-Sûre reservoir, which provides water for around 80% of the country's population. Clean potable water for Luxembourg The 3.8 km² reservoir above the community of Esch-sur-Sûre was built in the 1950s in response ...

  • Structure changes and water filtration properties of electrospun polyamide nanofibre membranes

    Nanofibre membranes are studied extensively in water treatment. Inappropriate storage, however, could alter their performance, e.g. regarding water filtration. This shows the need for investigating this effect in more detail so as to offer a solution for long-term behaviour and stability. In this study, polyamide nanofibre membranes were treated under different conditions, simulating the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment at Meat Processing Plant - Case Study

    The client Our client produces and sells a variety of beef products, including fresh, frozen, canned, both vacuum packed or packaged in a protective atmosphere. They also offer a completerange of cuts and processed hamburgers, ready pre-cooked meals, veal cutlets, grilled and roasted products. The company is the market leader in the frozen hamburger sector, with an annual production ...


    By IDRAFLOT

  • Less fines improves productivity in waste wood shredding - Case Study

    A customer in France was shredding waste wood with two Doppstadts. After processing the wood twice, up to 20% of the total outcome was worthless fine wood dust. With TANA Shark the problem with the dust was eliminated and productivity of the process was improved respectively. Steady burning process in a heating unit requires pure wood particles ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Quantifying uncertainty in the trophic magnification factor related to spatial movements of organisms in a food web

    Trophic magnification factors (TMFs) provide a method of assessing chemical biomagnification in food webs and are increasingly being used by policy makers to screen emergent chemicals. Recent reviews have encouraged the use of bioaccumulation models as screening tools for assessing TMFs for emergent chemicals of concern. The present study used a food web bioaccumulation model to estimate TMFs ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • RP18 as a Filter case study

    More than just an adsorbent fabric, RP18's special design qualities make it a good filter too. The construction of RP18 is such that there is a large amount of free space which allows water to pass through whilst retaining the oil. This has been illustrated also in 'A method for Cleaning Foreshores' case study. This fabric is useful where water flows are high and the amount of oil retained is ...

  • Ceramic water filters impregnated with silver nanoparticles as a point-of-use water-treatment intervention for HIV-positive individuals in Limpopo Province, South Africa: a pilot study of technological performance and human health benefits

    Waterborne pathogens present a significant threat to people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH). This study presents a randomized, controlled trial that evaluates whether a household-level ceramic water filter (CWF) intervention can improve drinking water quality and decrease days of diarrhea in PLWH in rural South Africa. Seventy-four participants were randomized in an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Screentec success story - the Lower Township, NJ case study

    New Jersey’s Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority had a problem. The utilities authority operates a 5 MGD plant, with wastewater inflow arriving through a 48-in pipe routed 23 feet below grade level. Their manual inflow pump screening setup was difficult and hazardous to clean, and its 2.5” screen spacing let entirely too much non-dispersible waste through. Their 3,000 GPM ...


    By Aqualitec Corp.

  • Virus removal efficiency of ceramic water filters: effects of bentonite turbidity

    Ceramic water filters (CWFs) are utilized in many developing countries as point-of-use (POU) water treatment devices, to reduce waterborne pathogens in potable water. Virus removal efficiencies of several CWFs are investigated under various influent conditions using MS2 (ATCC: 15597-B1) as a surrogate phage for human enteric viruses. The addition of bentonite turbidity (6–8 NTU) in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Red Tide Cleanup with Beach Cleaners

    While the term, "Red Tide" may elicit an image of blood in the water, the coloration is due to an overabundance of microscopic algae, Karenia brevis. Besides discoloring the water, it releases a toxin that paralyzes fish, prevents them from being able to breath, and kills them. These dead fish then wash up on shore. Additionally, by consuming too much oxygen from the water, many forms of sea life ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Scarab demonstrator retires to Bournemouth

    Bournemouth Borough Council have just taken delivery of an ex-demonstration Scarab Merlin XP on a DAF LF45 7.5 ton chassis that has spent most of its life travelling the country showcasing the merits of Scarab single engine technology. Bournemouth B.C having used sweepers both larger and smaller then the Scarab in the past found they needed a truck-mounted sweeper that could access some of the ...

  • Factors influencing nitrification in point-of-use BioSand filters

    The BioSand filter (BSF) is a point-of-use treatment technology used in developing countries to improve drinking water quality. Studies on the BSF to date have mainly focused on bacterial, protozoan and virus reduction and less on the filter's effect on chemical contaminants that may also affect human health. This study explored the potential for nitrification in field-scale trials of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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