Filterworx performance filter

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Overview

Overview

Product Features

  • A gravity media filtration system that works to deliver energy and water efficiency
  • Cost-effective and energy-efficient 
  • Extended support that includes pilot testing and installation supervision

A customized system to meet application and permit needs

Xylem's Leopold Filterworx performance filter is another example of how Xylem has been at the forefront of gravity media filtration for decades.  Filterworx combines multiple components – underdrains, integral media support, flume, engineered media, backwash water troughs, and system controls – into a single gravity media filtration system that best meets application and permit needs.

Xylem engineers work with customers to develop a cost-effective, energy efficient and high performance system.  Filter runs are maximized while costs and wastewater generation are minimized by evaluating the characteristics of the incoming water, selecting the best media characteristics, determining optimal loading rates, design configuration, and backwash process.

The right components and strong support

Every filter component is engineered for energy and water efficiency.  Xylem's flat-bottom flume filter reduces excavation requirements and simplifies new construction while troughs help conserve media.  The Filterworx control system continuously monitors filtrate quality and filter bed conditions, and Xylem can provide anthracite engineered media with the lowest uniformity coefficient in the industry.

System Components

System Components

Backwash Water Troughs

Backwash Water Troughs

Xylem's Leopold fiberglass backwash water troughs are used in water and wastewater filters to provide uniform removal of wash water during backwashing. Molded of densely laminated fiberglass-reinforced plastic, Xylem's troughs are durable, corrosion resistant, reinforced for strength and stiffness, and maintenance free. They are easy and economical to install, with no costly forming work, and all mounting brackets, hardware, and stabilizers are stainless steel.

Engineered Filter Media

Engineered Filter Media

Leopold Engineered Filter Media is processed in a unique, state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to produce anthracite filter media with low uniformity coefficients (UC). What truly sets Xylem apart from most of other media processors is moisture reduction prior to screening. Reducing the moisture in the raw feedstock greatly enhances screening efficiencies, enabling more anthracite to be shipped – and less water – and to produce multiple distinct media sizes all with UCs below 1.30.

Flume

Flume

Leopold flat-bottom flumes reduce excavation requirements and support structures. This simplifies new construction, resulting in substantial cost savings. Filterworx systems can also be designed with front flumes, center flumes or H flumes, or even wall sleeves for conversion of an existing basin. A Leopold filter can be arranged to achieve the best and most cost-effective layout.

I.M.S 1000 and 200 Media Retainers

I.M.S 1000 and 200 Media Retainers

Providing a more effective option than using gravel in most applications, the I.M.S 1000 and 200 media retainers are engineered to allow for improved backwashing and improved air and water distribution for cleaner media. Thanks to their physically rigid construction and precision engineered injection molded slots, the I.M.S 1000 and 200 media retainers eliminate dead spaces and provides longer filter runs reducing overall operating costs. The patent pending baffles on the bottom of the plates are designed to ensure air doesn’t roll to the high end of the caps. The I.M.S media retainers replace up to 14 inches (36 cm) of gravel media support allowing for the same media depth in less vertical space and longer air/water backwash.

System Controls

System Controls

Filterworx system controls continuously monitors filtrate quality and filter bed conditions. The filter is backwashed only when needed and only for as long as needed. Filtrate quality and filter run volumes are optimixed, while reducing energy consumption and wastewater generation. Filterworx controls keep the filter well conditioned, extending the life of the filter. Filterworx system controls use standard communication protocols that easily integrate into most other plant control or SCADA systems.

Underdrains

Underdrains

Underdrains collect filtered water during the filter run, and distribute air and water during the backwash cycle. Providing cleaner filters mean longer filter runs and higher water efficiency, more product water, and less waste. This lowers operating costs per gallon or liter of filtered water. All Leopold underdrains, Type S, Type SL, and Type XA, deliver the superior performance that has made the Leopold underdrain the industry leader.

Specifications

Specifications

General Information
Applications
Flow rate
Contaminates removed
Process warranties offered
Single source responsibility
Types of backwash suitable
Standards met
Flume types suitable
Construction type
Filterworx performance filter
Potable Water, Wastewater, Desalination Pretreatment
1 MGD+ (3,788 m3/day+)
Potable Water: Particulate, Turbidity, Organics, Iron, Manganese, TOC; Wastewater: Total Suspended Solids, Ortho-phosphorus, Nitrate, Organics; Desalination Pretreatment: Particulate, Silt, SDI reduction
Warranties on effluent quality
Yes, to supply all system components
Water only, sequential air followed by water, concurrent air/water and sustained air/water
AWWA, ASTM, British DWI, French
Flat Bottom Flume, Front Flume, Center Flume, H-Flume
New or existing regardless of current underdrain type
System Components
Dual parallel lateral underdrain available
Media support systems available
Types of media that can be used
Trough types
Media retention available
Control system
Valves
Valve actuator
Flow measuring instruments
Instrumentation
Blower types
Pump types
Filterworx performance filter
Type XA , Type S, and Type SL
Graded gravel, I.M.S 200 media retainer or I.M.S 1000 media retainer
Silica Sand, High density sand, Anthracite, Granular Activated Carbon, Expanded Clay
Fiberglass, Stainless Steel
Yes, stainless steel
Automatic, Manual, Semi-Automatic
Butterfly
Electric, pneumatic, hydraulic
Venturi, Mag-meter, transit time
Turbidimeters, Particle Counters, Nitrate, Phosphorus, TOC, DO
Positive Displacement, Centrifugal
Submersible, end suction, split case, vertical turbine
Industries & Applications

Industries & Applications

Recommended Industries and Applications

Filtration

Reuse > Tertiary Treatment

Filtration

Clarification

Potable / Drinking Water

Clarification

Media Filtration

Potable / Drinking Water > Filtration

Media Filtration

Pre-Treatment

Desalination

Pre-Treatment