What is Sediment Water Filtration?


Sediment Filters remove sediment particles as small as 5-microns, such as sand, rust or other debris from water. They are generally used as a pre-filter or as the first filter in a multiple stage filtration system in which other filters remove smaller particles, and chemicals after the water passes through the initial sediment filter. There are different types of sediment filters, but Spun Polypropylene, also referred to as Polyspun, or Spun-Bonded Polypropylene are the most typical pou water cooler sediment filters used. This type of filter is very thick and has a higher holding capacity for contaminants because it contains multiple filtering layers. Pleated Polyprolene and String Wound are other sediment filter types but they are generally not used with water coolers. Some water cooler manufacturers combine activated carbon and sediment filter elements into a single filter creating a finer filter. These filters are intended to be used as secondary or tertiary filter and are intended to continue to remove sediment, chlorine and odors. The top manufacturers recommend that sediment filter cartridges should be replaced approximately every six months.

A micron is a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter. To give some perspective on how small a micron is, a human hair is approximately 25 microns in diameter.

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