Upflow Filtration

Upflow Filtration Process

The Upflow Filtration Process is a multimedia upflow sand filter. Explochem manufactures packaged plants according to individual customer requirements.APPLICATIONS OF UPFLOW FILTRATION

  • Since flocculation, clarification and filtration all occur within a single filter bed, Upflow Filtration can be compact.
  • Plant capacities from 1m3/hr upwards are easily constructed and scaled up.
  • Upflow Filtration can be constructed from a wide range of materials with PVC, HDPE and GRP being most suitable for package plants while steel or reinforced concrete can be used for larger scale plants.
  • Upflow Filtration plants are easily automated and energy costs are low.
  • If sufficient gravity head is available at the plant site, pumping may not be necessary for filtration.

ADVANTAGES OF UPFLOW FILTRATION

  • Ease of operation
  • Manual or automated operation.
  • Low maintenance and operating workload.
  • Low chemical and energy consumption.
  • Low capital cost.

BEST SUITED TO THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS

  • Small drinking water
  • Small towns with dam water or river water feed

REFERENCES

  • DRINKING WATER: Kwa-Zulu Natal – South Africa
    Western Cape – South Africa

Technology: Upflow Microfiltration


Supply of drinking water to small town 6000m3/day
– South Africa

Supply of drinking water to small community 40m3/day
– South Africa