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Fluid Filtration System

Our forward wash filter cleaning (FWFC) patent should find numerous applications in numerous industries. One is the swimming-pool-cleaning industry. We estimate an average of over $100 per year is spent on water filtration equipment, chemicals to control algae growth, and energy; that does not include pool-cleaning labor. With longer, hotter summers in the offing, we can expect expenses to rise. Given there are over 10 million public and private swimming pools in the US alone, we estimate over $1 billion per year is spent in a market for cleaning that FWFC could enter just in the US. It is quite possible that using FWFC, enabled with the addition of diatomaceous earth for filtering, could:

  1. keep swimming pools more algae-free
  2. reduce pool maintenance labor
  3. reduce costs
  4. reduce use of harsh chemicals
  5. reduce negative impact of swimming pools on the environment

Life is Short - Create Things That Matter

2017 marks a watershed year in the thousands of years of history during which man has used sand as a reliable, inexpensive, and efficient filtration medium. 2017 is the year when no-backwash-needed sand filtration became available for numerous applications in numerous industries. That advance was set in motion with the Fluid Filtration System invention that was recently patented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

See Patent No. 9,610,527 at http://bit.ly/2phTuKj.

Filtration Process
Filtering and Filter Cleaning

First, during the filtering stage, particulates (shown in orange) in an upwardly-flowing fluid (blue) are trapped in a compacted layer of granular material. Second, during a short cleaning stage, the layer of granular material is loosened and the particulates are released and directed toward a disposal space.

Particulates are released and flow to disposal when the granular material of the filtering layer is loosened. Loosening the filtering layer can be achieved by several methods:

  1. Increasing the flow rate of the flowing fluid.
  2. Releasing air bubbles into the flowing fluid.
  3. Applying mechanical force by vibrating the filtering device.
  4. Applying a fluctuating electromagnetic field to a filtering layer that is attracted to magnets.

Contact us to learn more about how the Integral Scientific Institute can help you integrate this innovative forward-wash cleaning filter in your filtration products and processes.

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