Amiad Filtration Systems

Sept. 19, 2006
Micro-fiber automatic filter technology meets tertiary regulations

Last month, the completed 10 micron AMF2 technology passed inspection and approval by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Compliance (SCDHEC) for a package WWTP located at Harbor Island near Beaufort, SC. The system not only met the new regulatory limits, but produced a higher quality effluent consisting of 0.3 PPM TSS, <2 PPM BOD and 0.8 NTU.

The new filtration system not only provides great effluent quality, it incorporates a state-of-the-art PLC controller allowing the WWTP operators a full menu of monitoring and remote interface options. Capital costs, foot print size, range of filtration degree, and low O&M expenses were the main reasons Robert Gross, PE & owner decided to invest in the new technology.

Although new to the United States, these automatic self-cleaning systems have been extensively used for the last 12 years throughout Europe and Canada for water treatment and removal of cryptosporidium. The design of the filtration elements consists of a series of thread wound cassettes fastened into a carousel assembly that forms a cleaning element; currently available filtration degrees are 3, 7, 10 and 20 microns; with a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years; operating pressure ranges between 3 PSI and 150 PSI.