What is activated glass filtration media?
Activated glass media, often known as "Activated Filter Media," replaces ordinary sand media in all filtration applications. It's manufactured from a special type of glass that's been treated to get the best particle size and shape, then activated to increase surface area by 300 times over broken glass or sand. The huge surface area is negatively charged (zeta potential), which electrostatically attracts organics and small particles. AGM is also self-sterilising because of the presence of permanent metal oxide catalysts with a high redox potential.
AGM (Active Glass Medium) is a water filtering media created from recycled glass bottles that may be used as a straight substitute for sand in sand filters.Bacteria colonize the sand in sewage treatment facilities, as well as drinking water and swimming pool filters, and after a few days, they produce a sticky alginate coating that prevents the filters from functioning properly.
AGM actively inhibits bacteria from growing, ensuring that the performance of the filtration systems is maintained. AGM can almost eliminate pollution by improving the quality of sewage outflow by 90%. AGM will enhance drinking water quality by eliminating 30% more junk from the water. As a consequence, the advantages to public health and aquatic environment are enormous, and AGM may also eliminate all of India's waste green glass bottles.
The Advantages of Activated Glass Filtration Media
- Over 30% cheaper running costs compared to sand and 50% lower chlorine consumption and disinfection by-products compared to sand
- Filtration to a few microns with 100% efficiency without the usage of filtration aids
- It appears to have a four times longer life cycle than sand.
- A product designed particularly to efficiently remove priority metal oxides and other target components.
- The AGFM surface is guaranteed to be free of biological fouling and channelling.
Activated Glass Filtration Media for Waste Water Treatment
The bulk of contaminants entering the aquatic environment and chemicals entering the human food chain are caused by aquatic pollution, such as sewage effluent and industrial wastewater. Although sand filters may cleanse wastewater, they are rarely used because of the difficulties in keeping the sand running owing to the rapid development of bacteria in the nutrient-rich water. Despite the fact that AGM actively fights germs, it is no longer an issue, allowing typical sand filters with Activated Glass Filtration medium to function in wastewater.
AGM reliably eliminates more than 90% of all contaminants from sewage effluent, including dangerous chemicals. Industry and water companies now have access to a simple, low-cost option for reducing the majority of our marine pollution.
Is activated glass filtering medium preferable than sand filters?
Sand filters occasionally reintroduce particles and bacteria that have been kept into the drinking water. Additionally, the bacteria induce channelling through the filter bed, allowing particles and cryptosporidiumoocytes to reach the public water supply.
To increase the efficiency of the sand, flocculants such as aluminium are employed to clean the water. The aluminium salts agglomerate the particles, causing them to become larger and easier to remove with the sand. However, owing to channelling caused by bacteria living in the sand, some of the aluminium will move through the sand and into the public water supply.
Aluminium has been connected to the development of high blood pressure. Although chlorine is added to drinking water, it reacts with bacteria in sand filters and contaminants in the water to produce carcinogenic chemicals. It has been demonstrated that AGM filters do not release trapped particles and germs into the water and gather at least 30% more garbage.When AGM is used, fewer chlorine and coagulants are required, and the chemical content in the product water is reduced.
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