Sand Filter

Activated Carbon Filters

How does a sand filter work

Sand filter to remove suspended solids from water and wastewater. Because they have one layer of filters media, media filter remove only relatively large solids (normally in the range of 40 micron and larger). The effective size of each granule of sand typically varies from 0.35mm – 1.2mm. Larger granules yield coarser filtration. Finer granules yield finer filtration.

  • Irrigation water
  • Storm water
  • Cooling water
  • Swimming pool water
  • Water in fountains and other features

Removing suspended solids smaller than 40 microns requires filters with either two or three layers of filters media. These are referred to as dual-media filters or multi-media filters. When sized properly and with the correct configuration of filter media, these sand filter can remove suspended solids as small as 5 micron.
Units are skid-mounted, factory assembled, wired, and tested, and delivered ready for installation. Piping, valves, filter media, pressure gauges and accessories are included with filters systems. Solar power, media air scour, and rinse cycle are available as options. Filters systems are engineered to require little maintenance.

Sand Filter Method and installation description

Sand and buoyancy is used for the summary of sustained matter, as well as for floating and sinking parts. The wastewater flows vertically through a fine bed of sand and / or crane. Parts are recovered by physical encapsulation or approximation. If there is any minor pressure on the bottom, it should be removed.

A distinction can be made between contrasts and contrasts. In contaminated landfills (often upstream filters), contaminated sand is continuously removed, rinsed, and reused, without interrupting filtration processes. Separate filters (often downflow filters) are stopped and a rinse is performed in the opposite direction. The air bubbles vanish into the air and spin around. Then the filtered water flows through the filter bed in the right direction. Contaminated matter is released and removed along with the rinse water. Then the filtration conditions can be summed up.

The name of the first and the other is distinguished by two and five functions, especially surface filtration and depth filtration. Surf filtration involves the cooling of the particles on the first bed. Together these elements form a heterogeneous group, which is capable of eliminating new particles in a very efficient way. Depth filtration generally involves smaller particles that are more difficult to collect and that are attached to the sand particles by a separation. Unlike surface filtration, it is better to remove during subsequent rinsing compared to deep filtration.

Sand Filter Specification

What the final filter creates is a case in point which, in all probability, can be used to kill all the old ones. The final say can be placed in the various phases of what is created – as a pre-treatment, as a side-stream filter and as a filter of interest. And the latter often features waste with good ideas for reuse.

However, the chemicals sometimes need attention to increase the sand yield first. The appearance of the sand image is the residual water that is created when the sand filter is cleaned. This is so nice that it should actually be correct and displayed. To limit the load initially, an extraordinary step must be made (few and can be removed). This helps to avoid rinsing the filter.

Suggested filters are often placed in partial deep settings or more to maintain a running problem while a section is being cleaned.

Sand Filter Application

Sand filters are utilized in different divisions and cycles, where expansive removal of suspended issue from water or wastewater is required.

Parts where sand filtration is actualized incorporate drinking water production, pools, vehicle washes, groundwater treatment, slaughterhouses, products of the soil handling industry, drinks, food industry, surface treatment of metals, …

Cooling water production, drinking water arrangement, pre-filtration in dynamic carbon medicines and layer systems, and the filtration of pool water.

The following are a couple of execution models:

  • Iron-removal from groundwater utilizing air circulation and sand filtration.
  • Final cleansing of wastewater, follow-up to metal precipitation and sedimentation, to eliminate leftover hints of metal-based slime.
  • Final cleaning of wastewater delivered in the production of iron, steel and non-ferro composites. Sand filtration can be gone before by measures like precipitation/sedimentation, coagulation/flocculation/sedimentation and buoyancy.
  • Purification of wastewater containing sand-impacting coarseness and paint particles, at shipyards for instance.
  • Additionally utilized as final purging (or preceding dynamic carbon filtration) to allow re-use.
  • Utilized in nursery agriculture as channel water disinfectant (slow sand channel)


Design Features of Sand and Multi-media Filters : Solar power, media air scour, and rinse cycle are available as options. Filters capacities are from 5 GPM to 14 MGD. Chemical injection packages, settling tanks, clarifiers, and disinfection units are also

  • 8 in. to 12 ft. diameter vessels
  • Automatic or manual operation
  • All steel construction (mild steel, 304 and 316 stainless steel)
  • Stainless steel vessel internals
  • ASME code or non-code vessels
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic or electric valves
  • High pressure and temperature options
  • Class 1, Div. 1 or 2 preparation
Sand Filter