Aquatics - Sediment, chlorine, metal ions removal and bacterial growth suppression

Incoming water is pre-filtered with sediment cartridges initially, this prevents further stages such as the carbon stage from premature blocking. Chlorine and chloramines are treated with carbon to protect the fish from chemical attack that can break down a mucus layer on the surface of the fish which otherwise encourages parasites to grow on the fish. These chemicals also attack the reverse osmosis membranes if not treated with carbon first.

Heavy metals contained within water sources are poisonous to fish if available in high enough doses so these heavy metals are removed using ion exchange cartridges to target elements such as mercury, cadmium, zinc, lead, copper and more.

Further treatment is available using calcite cartridges to modify pH levels (SRCA), softening cartridges to remove calcium and magnesium hardness causing ions (SRSO) and nitrate removal cartridges (SRNI).

Stages of Filtration & Water Treatment

Sediment Removal

Prevents debris, scale flakes, dirt and particle build up in pipework, tanks, equipment and where present, premature blinding of filtration stages further along the cascade.

Sediment Removal - Fileder Filter Systems

Chlorine Treatment

Helps the taste and odour of the liquid and where present, protects RO membranes from chemical attack.

Chlorine Treatment - Fileder Filter Systems

Chloramine Treatment

Some utility companies use chloramine in place of chlorine as it lasts longer in the pipework, removing chloramine requires highly developed carbon technology.

Chloramine Treatment - Fileder Filter Systems

Heavy Metals Removal

Metals such as lead, cadmium, copper and zinc are attracted to the resin beads and removed from the water.

Heavy Metals Removal - Fileder Filter Systems

Ultraviolet Disinfection

UV light impedes bacterial growth by sterilising the DNA of microorganisms, suppressing bio-film and bacteria colony growth.

Ultraviolet Disinfection - Fileder Filter Systems

Return to the Aquatics page

Click Here