There is less pressure loss through a bed of Filter-Ag® than through most other filter medias
Light weight requires lower backwash rates than those required for other filter medias
High service rates result in lower equipment costs and a savings in space
High sediment reduction capacity results in longer filter runs, with a substantial savings in backwash water and time out of service
Reduced shipping cost due to light weight/cu.ft.
Replacement of sand with Filter-Ag® in existing installations may increase filter capacity 100% or more. (Caution should be taken upon start-up that the lightweight Filter-Ag® is not washed to drain.)
Water pH range: wide range
Maximum water temperature: 140°F/60°C
Bed depth: 24-36 in.
Freeboard: 50% of bed depth (min.)
Service flow rate: 5 gpm/sq.ft., although considerably higher rates are often used
Backwash flow rate: 8- 10 gpm/sq.ft.
Backwash bed expansion: 20-40% of bed depth
Upon installation allow bed to soak overnight before backwashing