Mechanical cartridge filters use a porous filter media, most commonly a polypropylene foam cartridge, its pores trap and hold larger particles.
Also the filtering material can be made of such materials:
The size of particles that can be effectively captured by a cartridge filter depends on the pore size of the filler.
- Rating in microns: mechanical cartridge filters are often rated based on their rated or absolute throughput in microns. This indicates the size of particles they can effectively capture
- Replaceable: Cartridge filters are replaceable filter elements, which means they have a limited lifespan before they become clogged with trapped particles. Once a filter reaches its capacity, it must be replaced with a new one to ensure effective filtration.
The life of the cartridge will be directly affected by the quality of the incoming water so it is recommended that you have the water analyzed.
- Pre-filtration: mechanical cartridge filters are often used as pre-filters in water treatment systems. They remove sediment, rust, sand and other particles, improving the taste, clarity and safety of tap water. Which in turn extends the life of your appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Areas of Use:
- Commercial and industrial use: these filters are used in restaurants, hotels and offices, as well as in industrial production : food industry, pharmaceutical production, etc.
They help to protect equipment, improve product quality and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
- Municipal water treatment. Mechanical cartridge filters are used in municipal water treatment plants as an initial step in the water treatment process to remove larger particles before further treatment.
Mechanical cartridge filters play a critical role in water safety and quality by removing visible and suspended contaminants. Special attention should be paid to selecting the correct filter type and micron number based on the specific needs of the application and the level of filtration required.