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The filter itself is the frame or housing mechanism that holds the media in place as a process stream is run through them. The media or material is responsible for the entrapment, collection or dissolution of impurities. Read More…

Filter Media Filter media are materials used to remove or reduce the number of impurities in an air or fluid supply. Filtration products and equipment have two basic components: the filter and the media.
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Middletown, CT  |  800-543-5843

Liquid filters are just a part of our complete line of filters and cartridges. Shelco is dedicated to providing our customers with excellent quality customer service and high quality products. This is shown through our state-of-the-art research and development team working to increase performance while reducing costs. We take pride in the fact that Shelco filters are distributed and used all over the world in a wide range of high-purity applications.

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Coraopolis, PA  |  800-925-0011

TIGG Corporation specializes in using activated carbon as filtration media for air and water purification for environmental remediation, industrial processing and municipal water treatment. TIGG designs and manufactures activated carbon filtration equipment and systems with more than 60 standard modular activated carbon absorbers for vapor and liquid applications.

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TIGG Corporation $$$

Spring, TX  |  713-253-0100

Clean Liquid Systems is a leading manufacturer of air and liquid filters. Our number one priority is to create the best filters that match the needs of our customers. We strive to have a fast turnaround while not reducing the quality of our products. Filtration is the only thing we do and ensure that we make our products right. We provide our customers with hundreds of years of experience and great prices to keep them competitive.

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Clean Liquid Systems $$$

Ann Arbor, MI  |  800-237-1165

We manufacture liquid filters for customers of all sizes! There is no job too small or too large for us to handle when it comes to liquid filters and we love a challenge! Since our inception, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with excellent quality customer service and high quality products sure to keep you coming back to us for all of your needs. For more information on what we are able to do for you visit our website today!

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Flow Ezy Filters, Inc. $$$

East Rochester, NY  |  800-633-2143

Our porous ceramic filters are high-performance liquid filters, gas filters and even chemical filters (when used with anything that doesn't attack glass). Diffuser filters for sewage treatment come in dome, disc, plate and tube shapes. Our filters can be molded or machined to the shape you need.

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Filtros Ltd. $$$
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Filtration is essential to the safe and productive daily operations of most industrial and commercial facilities. Water treatment, sewage, medical, pharmaceutical, food and chemical processing, aviation, aerospace, laboratory, electronic, manufacturing, automotive, building, construction, mining and agricultural industries use filter media in a number of applications in order to comply with air and water purity regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other national and international committees.

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Domestic applications for filter media likewise abound as they are implemented in heating and cooling as well as the purification of drinking water. While a single device may be used, filter media are often used in conjunction with other panels or cartridges of similar or disparate composition in order to ensure maximum filtration. Some filtering systems require the removal of even microscopic impurities as small as 0.3 nanometers, while large particle removal will often suffice in industrial settings. Insufficient filter media can lead to increased worker illness, clogging and mechanical failure of equipment as well as product contamination.

Filter media process contaminated materials in a passive manner. That is, the filters themselves are stationary and the process stream, gaseous or liquid, is pushed, pulled or otherwise forced through the filter media. Each of these fibrous or porous materials is composed of fine or coarse semi-permeable matrices that trap or chemically dissolve particulates while allowing the base product, gas or fluid, to pass through. Engineers may design filtration systems using either organic or synthetic filter media.

Organic options are increasingly popular with the advent of ‘green' manufacturing. Activated carbons or clay are used in water treatment as well as to dissolve chemical contaminants such as acids and surfactants. Diatomaceous earth is another organic filter media with high absorption and low bulk-density. A number of cellulose based materials as well as sand and paper may be used as organic filter media as well. Synthetics include a wide variety of plastics such as polypropylene, polyvinylide chloride and polysulfone. These materials, however, are under scrutiny as disposable filters are often deposited in landfills.

Other synthetics include fiberglass, glass wool, ceramics, sintered glass and porous metals. With such a variety of applications, it is important to consider the qualities, capacities and capabilities of a specific filter medium with regard for its intended use. Essential considerations include filtration grade, porosity, flow rate, filter location, stream viscosity and temperature, filter load capacity, maximum flow, efficiency and absorption.

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