||Definitions of filter: remove by passing through a
filter; "filter out the impurities" device that removes
something from whatever passes through it percolate:
pass through; "Water permeates sand easily" an
electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of
signals passing through it trickle: run or flow slowly,
as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled
onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to
dribble in". An air filter is a device which removes
solid particles, such as dust, pollen, mold, and
bacteria from air.
The Hidden, Ongoing Costs of Disposable Media Filters in
the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Processing Industries
Liquid is a main ingredient in the processing of chemicals, and
efficient and effective filtration can improve your bottom line.
From industrial chemicals to polymer processing, fluid clarity
and purity are essential in the pursuit of high-quality finished
Moreover, there are significant hidden costs associated with
disposable media filters such as
liquid filters. When users purchase disposable media
water filtration process they often fail to account for the true costs of doing
To begin, there's the ongoing disposable filter purchase price
which typically runs at least $3 per bag or cartridge per day,
plus the ongoing cost of waste disposal.
For non-hazardous waste, disposal is already $400-$800 USD per
drum, while that of hazardous waste is approaching $1,000 per
It's not unusual for the typical pharmaceutical company or other
fine-chemical based manufacturer to produce up to 20 drums per
year of filter media for disposal, not counting the cost of
treating or eliminating any run-off process fluids.
Industrial water filtration
can be much more effective.
Beyond this, there are significant labor costs involved with
transporting, handling and storing disposable filter media and
compressed air filters, as
well as with replacing it.
For just a small 30-gpm
coolant filter with six 10-inch
cartridges, the operator must:
Remove 16 separate parts including the cover, compression seals,
cartridges, and seal plates.
The operator must reassemble all 16 parts with proper alignment
to ensure good seals.
Then someone must haul away the spent filter media.
There's also a housekeeping cost for cleaning any spillage from
disposable media, along with increased emissions, safety risk,
Then there's the potential cost of disposable media rupturing or
overflowing (as bags sometimes do), contaminating product or
machinery downstream and slowing production.
Finally, add the cost of buying, maintaining, and cleaning
workers' protective clothing for replacing disposable media. As
well as the extra time and labor required to fill out MSDS forms
and other paperwork required for items hauled to landfills or
This is where automatic filtration and separation products can
make your operation more efficient, and most importantly improve
the finished product quality.