High-performance filters remove bacteria and cysts

Florida-based Argonide Corporation recently announced the development of its NanoCeram-HF™ high-performance pleated filter cartridges specifically engineered and designed to address the biocontaminant issues in most water treatment applications.

This pleated filter cartridge is design with a pleated layer of electropositive filter media wrapped around a 0.15 µm Absolute hollow fiber membrane. This design yields extremely high filtration efficiency for virus, bacteria and cysts.

Each NanoCeram-HF filter cartridge contains a pleated layer of Argonide’s patented non-woven filter media matrix infused with nanoalumina fibers. This creates an electropositively- charged depth filter which can produce water with ultra-low silt density index values – crucial for protecting membranes from fouling.

When used to protect the hollow-fiber membranes which are rated to retain >99.999999% (>log 8) of all bacteria (including Legionella) and cysts, a NanoCeram‐HF filter offers an ultra‐high level of filtration efficiency both due to the hollow fibers, but also due to the already high efficiency reduction levels associated with NanoCeram technology. This filter will provide initial bacteria (E coli) and Cyst retention greater than 8 LRV and greater than 4 LRV virus (MS2) retention.

In addition, NanoCeram® is capable of removing small particles (including colloidal iron and TOC’s), from water at high flow rates, using this same principal of electrostatic attraction and adsorption. These cartridges are now available and will fit into most commercially available 2.5 in x 10 in filter housings.

For more information, contact: Henry Frank, Argonide Corporation
Tel: +1 407 322 2500 (ext 103),
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.argonide.com