Turbidex granules consist of a high surface area alumino-silicate mineral that provides exceptional suspended solids filtration. The macro porous nature of TurbidexTM allows for filtration at levels below 5 Microns in particle size.
The irregular surface area and extensive porosity of TurbidexTM makes it the perfect filtration media for any application where solids removal is essential to the process.
Equipment can be smaller or faster flow rates can be achieved for a given size. Particles down to 5 to 10 micron are typically removed. Turbidex must be soaked before use.
The Benefits of Turbidex
Hyper Filtration Efficiency With filtration efficiency in the 3 to 5 micron range, Tubidex's enhanced performance results in down stream cost savings for chemicals, filter cartridges, membrane cleaning, membrane life, etc.
Higher Flow Rates With nominal service flow rates up to 15 gpm/ft2 in pressure filters, TurbidexTM allows significant savings in initial equipment costs when compared to traditional medias. TurbidexTM allows for peak flow rates up to 20 gpm/ft2 Turbidex
Superior Water Clarity Traditional sediment filtration media rely on mechanical straining to remove suspended solids for turbidity reduction. TurbidexTM filtration media incorporates straining as well as ion exchange, sedimentation and flocculation to produce crystal clear water down to <0.1 NTU of turbidity.
Water Savings The loading capacity of TurbidexTM media is up to 1.5 times greater than multi-media and up to 2.8 times greater than sand filters. This results in longer run times with less freq- uent backwashing, resulting in significant water savings.
Lightweight Media Weighing 50-70% less than traditional medias, using TurbidexTM will result in substantial freight savings.
Color: Light tan to near white Dry Bulk Density: 50 Ibs/cu. ft Specific Gravity: 2.2 g/cc Mesh Size: 14x30 Effective Size: 0.55mm Uniformity Coefficient: 1.8 Hardness: 4-5 (Mohs Scale)
Conditions for Operation
Water pH: Wide range Max. Water Temp.: 140°F/60°C Bed Depth: 18-36 inches Freeboard: 50% of bed depth Backwash Flow Rate: 15-20 gpm/sq.ft. Backwash Bed Expansion: 30-40% of bed depth Service Flow Rate: 12-20 gpm/sq.ft. Local conditions may require lower flow rates A gravel support bed is required Allow bed to saturate before initial backwash Backwash rate: 36 m3/hr Density: 1.2 kg/litre