Friday, May 23, 2014

How To Remove Mica Flakes and Fine Sediment From Well Water


I have a 84' new (1yr) well that puts out 10 to 12 gpm. The casing is screened but we still get a lot of fine sand made up mostly of Mica flakes. I would like to purchase a system that eliminates the particles but i would prefer not to buy cartridges all the time. 

Thank you.

Dear Sir,

A 60 mesh flushable pre-filter screen, followed by a Sediment Backwash Filter will remove all particles down to the 5 micron range without using any filter cartridges. The flushable prefilter removes the big flakes and the sediment backwash filter will remove all the fine particles.

Sediment Backwash Filters

Sediment backwash filters filter down to 5 microns without the need to change filter cartridges. Great for removing fine particles, dirt, and rust. Unlike filter cartridges, the Sediment Backwash Filter 7000-SXT will not restrict flow or pressure. Automatic backwash control assures media stays clean. Filter media lasts for 4 – 6 years and is easy to change.

The special Chem-Sorb filter media will remove sediment and particles down to 5 to 10 microns in size. The automatic backwash filter clarifies water, removing very fine particles, rust and sediment.

Chemsorb is a high purity, low sodium, natural, zeolite mineral that has an ANSI/NSF Standard 61 Listing. The material is mined, crushed, dried and double-screen sized to produce a high quality filter media that has a high through-put capacity at low differential pressure.

Compared to filter sand and some other filter media, the Chemsorb allows higher flow rates with less pressure loss. The Chemsorb media has surface micro-mineral projections with 0.25 to 10 ┬Ám spacing that effectively trap suspended solids. The surface, micro-projections, together with the high surface area makes this material an ideal water filtration media.

All models come complete with filter tank, auto backwash control valve, bypass valve, filter gravel, & Chemsorb media. Options include a flow sensor which allows the Sediment Backwash Filter to backwash based on the amount of gallons used and/or days between backwashes.

Sediment Filter 7000-SXT 1.5 CF

Uses the higher quality, more expensive Enpress tank with Vortech distributor which allows the sediment filter media to be backwashed at lower flow rates with less water, saving water and energy. Excellent for use in filtering a wide range of colloidal and soluble inorganic contaminants and sediment.

Dimensions: 10" diameter x 61" height 1" or ¾" pipe size

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the media tank; 5 years on the control valve. 

Rusco Sediment Trapper Filter 1" 60 Mesh

Spin-Down Filter: 1 inch pipe size. 20gpm 60 mesh; 1/2 inch drain clean out with cap.

Includes 1/2 inch pvc threaded valve to make flushing fast and easy. 

Flow Diagram

Here is a diagram of a typical installation. These systems are designed to be easily installed by any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing:

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