Mechanical filtration is always used as an initial stage of larger filtration process, particularly reverse osmosis (RO) and ultrafiltration.
It works as a shield, as it removes organic impurities and sediments, such as sand, river slime, mud, rust, pollen, microorganisms, or coal dust that can affect damage or clogg RO and UF membranes, as well as Bluesoft+ and ion-exchange resins.
Mechanical filters are sieve-like cylinders made of porous materials to effectively remove larger suspended solids from the water. Mechanical filters do not remove dissolved chemicals or small particles.
Depending on water pollution level and the main filtration method, different mechanical filter materials should be used, i. e. yarn, spun or foam.
Types of mechanical filters used in Bluefilter systems are: active carbon, carbon block, Bluesoft+ and sediment PP yarn.
Mechanical filters effectively remove solid particles from the water, making it ready for other treatment methods, such as softening, reverse osmosis, Bluesoft+ or ultrafiltration.
As a pre-filter, mechanical filters fully protect advanced filtration methods form damage and premature wear-off.