Saint-Gobain Byggevarer is a manufacturer and filter material supplier of the Filtralite products manufactured of expanded clay for filtration in Wastewater and Drinking Water Plants all over the world.
The Filtralite material is delivered to over 100 wastewater plants and 50 drinking water plants around the world.
The Filtralite filter material is unofficially ranked as the best filter material in the world. We have delivered the material to over 150 plants (Municipal and Industrial Wastewater, Drinking water and Desalination) around the world.
Filtralite filter material is very porous and this makes it suitable for Filtration applications.
Regards to Drinking water applications Filtralite is suitable for use in a lot of different potable water treatment processes, such as:
Pre-treatment for desalination
The large inner porosity and at the same time large voids between the particles makes the filtration conditions excellent. The very slow pressure build-up across the filter gives very long filter runs, which saves the operator large amounts of backwash water and energy for the backwash pumps.