Liquid, through gravity or mechanical force, is drawn through a semi-permeable, porous or chemically saturated substance that allows the liquid molecules to pass through while inhibiting the passage of particulates and chemicals. Liquid filters can block even microscopic contaminants as small as 0.001 µm. Read More…
Shelco FiltersMiddletown, 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.$$$
TIGG CorporationCoraopolis, PA | 800-925-0011
TIGG Corporation specializes in using activated carbon as filtration media for air and water purification for environmental remediation, industrial processing and municipal water treatment. TIGG designs and manufactures activated carbon filtration equipment and systems with more than 60 standard modular activated carbon absorbers for vapor and liquid applications.$$$
Clean Liquid SystemsSpring, 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.$$$
Flow Ezy Filters, Inc.Ann Arbor, MI | 800-237-1165
We manufacture liquid filters for customers of all sizes! There is no job too small or too large for us to handle when it comes to liquid filters and we love a challenge! Since our inception, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with excellent quality customer service and high quality products sure to keep you coming back to us for all of your needs. For more information on what we are able to do for you visit our website today!$$$
Filtros Ltd.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.$$$
Often several of the same or dissimilar filtration products, generally known as liquid filtration systems, are employed in conjunction with one another for more complete and efficient purification. Placed in short succession with increasingly high restrictive properties, this liquid filtration system progressively increases particulate separation in order to prevent clogs and promote product longevity. The degree of filtration required depends largely upon the application as well as the intended use for the clarified fluid.
Medical, food and chemical processing, for instance might require such precision, whereas printing and refrigeration might block the passage of only larger particles. Beyond these examples, liquid filtration is utilized in such broad industries as textile mills, cosmetics, automotive, petroleum and oil, paper and pulp, marine, electronic, photographic, waste treatment and pharmaceutical.
Essential to the everyday operations of virtually all industrial facilities, base liquids may include coolants, corrosive chemicals, gasoline, diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid, lubricants, oil, inks, dies and paints. Water filtration, however, makes up a significant portion of all liquid filtration as it is integral to not only the aforementioned industries, but commercial and residential settings as well.
No matter the specific liquid, suspended contaminants are collected, trapped, absorbed, dissolved or otherwise removed or reduced from fluid flow lines through the use of various material and chemical media. While chemical filters employ activated carbon and clay to attract and trap negatively charged particles; cartridge filters, bag filters and strainers utilize material barriers or mats to eliminate excess or unwanted debris and impurities.
Organic and synthetic materials, such as cellulose, cotton, sand, paper, fiberglass, ceramics, metal, nylon and polypropylene provide matrices or lattices of variable porosity and permeability. These materials are known as the filter media. The filter itself is the housing, holding or framing used to keep the media in place.
These elements are made of more durable materials such as strong thermoplastics, aluminum, stainless steel and steel. Filters and purifying media may be purchased separately or in pre-assembled units depending on the intended use. Manufacturers and suppliers can provide helpful insight into the necessary liquid filtration for a specific application. While porosity and permeability are among the most important factors in filter selection, additional considerations include rate of flow, fluid and particulate composition, pressure drop, continuous versus batch operation, size, absorption, ply, operating temperature, load capacity and the efficiency or accuracy.