- Organic Filtration Media (Water & Soil) Synonyms:
Organic filtration media, coconut shell granules, coconut shell powder, walnut shells- crushed, walnut shells-ground, cellulose powder, activated clay, activated carbon, pelletized carbon, carbon- activated, carbon- pelletized, anthracite coal, cotton fiber, diatomaceous earth (DE), paper,
- Organic Filtration Media (Water & Soil) Available from READE:
1) Carbon, activated
2) Carbon, pelletized
3) Cellulose powder
4) Clay, activated
5) Coal, anthracite
6) Coconut shell granules
7) Cotton fiber
8) Diatomaceous earth (DE)
10) Walnut shells, crushed & ground
- Organic Water Filtration Media Quality Standard:
Meets AWWA & NSF standards
- Description of Organic Filtration Media (Water & Soil) :
1) There are many types of organic filtration media. Activated carbons are usually made from bituminous coal or lignite and used in wastewater treatment applications. The material source and mode of activation provide specific end-use properties. Activated clay is often used to remove dissolved contaminants such as acids, oxidation by-products, and surfactants. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a naturally-occurring mineral with high absorption, low bulk-density, and high brightness. Cellulose is a natural, plant-based filter material with rough fibers that vary in both size and shape. Types of cellulose include cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose or cellulose nitrate, and regenerated cellulose. Like cellulose, cotton is a highly-efficient filtration media. Cotton’s irregularly-shaped fibers and strong absorption properties provide strength even under wet conditions. Other types of organic filtration media include sand and paper.
2) Filtration media is material that actively separates solids from a solution and/or binds select materials in a solution. Base fluids may include coolants, corrosive chemicals, gasoline, diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid, lubricants, water, oil, inks, dies, and paints. Filtration media can also remove particulates and contaminants from gas or air. Filtration grade or Beta ratio is an important specification to consider when selecting filtration media. This micron-rating characterizes a material’s ability to remove contaminants based on particle size. Water absorption, maximum pressure and maximum liquid flow or maximum gas flow are also important parameters to consider. Some filtration media is reusable or disposable. Other products meet requirements from regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Definition of Organic Matter:
Organic matter (or organic material) is matter that has come from a recently living organism; is capable of decay, or the product of decay; or is composed of organic compounds. The definition of organic matter varies upon the subject it is being used for. An organic compound is any member of a large class of chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon and hydrogen; therefore, carbides, carbonates, carbon oxides and elementary carbon are not organic.