Sand and Multi Media Filters

Sand and Multi Media Filters

Sand and Multi Media Filters

Sand and Multi-Media filters are used to remove particles from water. Although Sand and Multi-Media are used interchangeably, Sand typically is a single component while Multi-Media is 5 components comprising the bed in the tank.

Sand and Multi-Media Filters can be single tank as well as Duplex and even Triplex depending on requirements.

Sand and Multi-Media Filters can be either Fiberglass, Steel or even Stainless Steel.

Multi-Media Service and Reconditioning Values

Duplex Water Softener Steel

Multi-Media Service and Reconditioning Values.

Multi-Media Filters – Particle Removal:

  • Service Flow Rates 5 to 15 GPM/SF – Standard 10
  • Backwash – 10 to 15 Minutes @ 15 GPM/SF
  • Forward Rinse – 2 Minutes @ 10 GPM/SF

We use the Tank Flow Rate Table above and the Service & Reconditioning Values to estimate how a Tank Based Water System will work. You can first determine how large a tank based system you will need by looking at the Service Flow Rates and then checking for Tank Size in the table.

For example, for City Water particle removal at 50 GPM use 10 GPM/SF as the Standard Service flow rate. To get to 50 gpm in the table, at 10 GPM/SF we see a 30 inch tank will work.

Finally, we also determine from the table, how much water the filter will use for regeneration.

  • Backwash – 10 Minutes @ 10 GPM/SF
    10 X 49.1 = 491 Gallons
  • Forward Rinse – 2 Minutes @ 10 GPM/SF
    2 X 49.1 = 98.2 Gallons
  • Total Gallons Used = 589.2

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About Us:

Filters, Water & Instrumentation, Inc. (FWI) has been in business for 25 years, providing Filter Products, Water Purification Equipment and Instrumentation to industrial accounts in New England.

Serving the greater New England area, including: MA, NH, ME, VT, CT, RI, and NY.

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Filters, Water &
Instrumentation, Inc.

Unit 13 ,23 Londonderry Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 603-434-9577
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