Water is the most important resource in the world. With the rapidly rising cost of water and its lack of availability in some areas, the water recovery system is quickly becoming the most important part of any process or wastewater stream. Gone are the days of a seemingly endless supply of our most precious resource.
The recovery of water can happen with many technologies depending on the constituents in the water. Typically there are 3 types of water. Potable water (known as "white water”, or “drinking water") “Greywater” gets its name from its cloudy appearance and from its status as being between fresh, and sewage water ("black water"). In a household context, greywater is the leftover water from baths, showers, hand basins and washing machines only. Some definitions of greywater include water from the kitchen sink. Any water containing human waste is considered black water.
Filtration is commonly the mechanical or physical operation which is used for the separation of solids from fluids (liquids or gases) by interposing a medium through which only the fluid can pass. Oversize solids in the fluid are retained, but the separation is not complete; solids will be contaminated with some fluid and filtrate will contain fine particles (depending on the pore size and filter thickness). Also referred to as total suspended solids or TSS, suspended matter consists of tiny insoluble particles in water that include grit, silt, clay, ferric iron and other precipitates.
In most cases, it is desirable to reclaim as much water as possible rather than discharging it, either to a drain or to a ground water source. Typical reasons include the cost of makeup water, environmental compliance with local codes, or to reclaim energy contained in the water which would otherwise be wasted. Whatever, the reason, in most cases, the water must be treated to remove the suspended solids that are circulating through the system. No matter what the origin, lake, pond, river, stream, seawater, etc., intake water will be contaminated with a variety of suspended solids. In order to prevent fouling of downstream equipment and ensure optimal efficiency, it is desirable to remove these suspended solids.
Although many of the Products Con-Serv Manufacturing provides is often used in Wastewater Recovery or the reclaim of water, this page is focused primarily on our Mechanical Particle Filtration product Line. As you can see in figure 1, Particle filtration is the filtration process that removes solids, that fall in the in the range of 1.0 to 1000+ microns.
NOTE: The Particle Size Separation chart is based on sand with a specific gravity of 2.7 gr./cm.
Many different types of particle filtration exist. From multimedia (depth filtration) , electro-coagulation, particle separators, bag filters, cartridge filters, Self Cleaning filters and Ultra- filtration are just some of the technologies available. Con-Serv Products include several of these technologies for use in the recovery, reclaim, and reuse of process water in many applications. A picture and brief description follows for some of these products.
ECONO FREE STANDING FILTER UNIT
The Econo Free Standing Filter Unit consists of a Free Standing Filter Housing for use with Washable Bags or Carbonized Peat Moss
CON-SERV STANDARD SLIM (YS) SERIES
The Standard Series Systems are designed with washable filters. These filters can be cleaned and re-used several times before discarding. Systems using this type of filter need to be monitored and should not be used in unattended operations. Flow rates for the Standard Filters are established using clean filters, as the filters blind from use, the flow rate decreases.
SCF FREE STANDING
This unit is a Stand Alone Self-Cleaning Filter that can be incorporated into earlier Standard Con-Serv Bag Filter models as an Upgrade to New Style Automatic Self-Cleaning Systems. This unit comes Standard with a 115 Volt Control Panel, Tripod Stand, and Stainless Steel Filter
SCF FREE STANDING COMBINATION
This unit is a Combination of the Self-Cleaning Filter and a 3HP or 5HP Pumping System. This Unit comes Pre-Plumbed and Pre-Wired with Electric Control Panel ready to go.
FREE STANDING COMBINATION SERIES I
The FS Comb Series I will deliver Large Amounts of water for a small amount of money. The unit is equiped with VFD speed control drive, SS Zero maintenance filter element, and pump guard advisor. This model has beel designed for systems not using other pre-treatment processes, such as ozone or enzyme. The Mass Air Injection can be used for air sparging of Storage tank water. Mass Air Sparging will help to control tank odor.
This model features all stainless steel plumbing, filters and components mounted in a sturdy, lightweight aluminum frame with water tight FRP Covering. Complete with UL Listed control system, vortex particle separator and Con-Serv Mfg’s Self Cleaning SS Filter.
FREE STANDING COMBINATION SERIES II
The FS Comb Series II features great water recovery in a small package at low prices. The Unit is equiped with VFD Speed Control drive, SS Zero maintenance filter element and pump guard advisor. This model has been designed for systems not using other pre-treatment processes, such as ozone or enzyme. Options available for wall mount ozone and oxygen injection.
FREE STANDING COMBINATION SERIES III
This system includes 2 self cleaning filters so there is a constant flow of filtered water. The filters alternate to allow for backwashing with uninterrupted flow to point of use. The system comes packed with all the regular features, plus ozone, bio treatment dosing and re-circulation to allow for maximum filtering and odor control.
K-BW “BIG BOY” SERIES
The K-BW Series has been designed for high flow applications delivering up to 200 gpm of filtered water. It includes Twin Self-Cleaning Stainless Steel Filter Elements of 25u Absolute filtered water quality. Twin 5 hp Process pumps with strainer basket to deliver the water you need. The system has been designed with a stainless steel platform, components and fittings. Also included is the pump guard advisor to keep you informed of the operating and maintenance of your pumps.