Bag Filter Water Treatment: What Are Bag Water Filters?

All About Bag Filter Water Treatment  | What are bag water filters, applications of bag filtration systems, and more

Bag filtration is a versatile and cost-effective way of filtering high volumes of water with high flow rates. Bag water filters are ideal for industrial applications, brewing, prefiltering, and more. These high-capacity systems can handle 90 – 2,400 gallons of water per minute. They’re great for reducing the amount of silt, sand, dirt and other types of sediment in your water. This month we launched a new range of products – single bag filter housings, multi-bag filter housings, and replacement filter bags – so let’s look at bag water filter treatment in more detail.

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What is bag water filter treatment?

Bag water filter treatment is when one or more bag filters are placed inside a bag filter housing to remove suspended solids from water. Specific bag filters vary depending on the industry in which they are used. This filtration method is both versatile and cost-effective for filtering lots of water quickly. They’re great for reducing the amount of silt, sand, dirt and other types of sediment in your water.

Bag water filter treatment is an efficient method to reduce particles in large volumes of water at a high flow rate. Other filtration methods are not as cost-effective for such high volumes of water. Bag water filters are a great option for industrial applications, brewing, pre-filtering, and more.

Think of bag water filter treatment as a way to remove the big stuff in a large volume, high flow rate of water – it’s not specialist filtration.

Benefits of bag water filter treatment

There are a few, significant benefits of bag water filter treatment. These include:

  • Filter large volumes of water with high flow rates – easily filter 90 – 2,400 gallons per minute (filter and housing dependent)
  • Bag filters have a high dirt-holding capacity – change bag filters far less often than cartridge filters
  • Withstand exposure to a wide range of conditions
  • Bag filters are easy to install and replace
  • One of the most cost-effective ways to treat high volumes of water – cartridge filtration can’t compete on these volumes of water for the price

Disadvantages of bag water filter treatment

Most significantly, bag water filter treatment does not remove fine particles, bacteria, or chemicals. (If small particles, bacteria, or chemicals are not an issue in your water, then disregard this point). Cartridge or membrane filtration provides more precise results including the ability to remove fine particles, bacteria, or chemicals. Cartridges and membranes are at a greater expense though, so it’s important to weigh what the end goal is with budget. When bag filtration is applied correctly, it is possible to achieve a more efficient and cost effective performance than cartridges and membranes. Please contact us to learn more about our Premiere industrial water filter bags.

What applications is bag water filter treatment for?

Bag water filter treatment is ideal for commercial, industrial, and municipal filtration applications that require a cost-effective way to filter large volumes of water at a high flow rate. Such applications include:

  • Agriculture
  • Pre-filtration
  • Brewing
  • Non-critical cleaning of a final product
  • Removal of coarse particles which could potentially damage your equipment
  • Removal of challenging pollutants from a liquid stream
  • Groundwater
  • Cooling water
  • Industrial process water
  • Wastewater

Can I use a bag water filter system to treat the water at my house?

Bag water filter systems are used mostly for industrial filtration, but there are some residential filtration applications too.

Bag water filters are great for filtering large quantities of water rapidly (50 – 2,400 gallons of water per minute). Bag water filter treatment is not always suited or practical for residential water applications though. The cost-effectiveness of a bag water filter treatment system comes from the massive quantity of water it filters. So if you’re not using a ton of water, you’re not going to see the savings.

Depending on the amount of water you use and the water quality, let’s explore whether a bag water filter may or may not be good for your situation…

A bag water filter system is good if you use at least 50 gallons per minute of water in your household on a regular basis. This may be the case if you have a large home or mansion (i.e., 8,000+ square feet), lots of people and appliances in your household using water, or an application that requires lots of water (agriculture, water feature, swimming pool, etc.).

Another factor is water quality. If your water has lots of suspended particles, you could benefit from a bag filter. If you get your water from a non-municipal source such as a well, a bag water filter can provide the first line of defense against particles, sticks, chunks, etc. before it undergoes more specialist treatment based on your water conditions. By pre-filtering the water, it puts less stress on your primary water filtration system meaning the filter cartridges will last longer.

So if you use at least 50 GPM of water in your household AND have a lot of suspended particles in your water, then you may benefit from bag water filter system. Depending on what’s in your water, a secondary, more precise cartridge or membrane filter should also be used, especially for drinking water.

A good application example for a bag water filter system would be if you get your water from a well and lived on a farm needing a lot of water for the farm and your personal use. A bag water filter system is suited for this application because the bag filter would filter out particles, sticks, chunks, etc. from your water which could clog pipes, sprinklers, or irrigation. The bag water filter could sufficiently supply your farming needs, as well as pre-filtration for the water going to your home for personal consumption.

Unsure about what you’re looking for? Please contact us and we’d be happy to help. Since 1997, Premiere Sales has been solving water treatment problems – we take pride in our products and customer satisfaction.

New Bag Water FIlter Treatment Products

BF1-304-2N – HydroScientific Stainless Steel Bag Filter Housing with Legs (holds one #1 size bag filter – 7″ D x 16″ L)

The HydroScientific BF1-304-2N stainless steel bag filter housing provides top-of-the-line quality and features, at a very competitive price. This heavy-duty filter housing delivers an impressive flow rate of up to 90 gallons per minute. Machine welded leg design comes standard. Electropolished 304 stainless steel has a bright, smooth finish that is tarnish and corrosion resistant, hygienic, and easy to clean. The BF1-304-2N filter housing holds one 7″ x 16″ bag filter (#1 filter bag). Unlike the competition, adjustable stainless steel legs and an electropolish comes standard on the BF1-304-2N at no additional cost.

BF2-304-2N – HydroScientific Stainless Steel Bag Filter Housing with Legs (holds one #2 size bag filter – 7″ D x 32 L)

The HydroScientific BF2-304-2N stainless steel bag filter housing provides top-of-the-line quality and features, at a very competitive price. This heavy-duty filter housing delivers an impressive flow rate of up to 180 gallons per minute. Machine welded leg design comes standard. Electropolished 304 stainless steel has a bright, smooth finish that is tarnish and corrosion resistant, hygienic, and easy to clean. The BF2-304-2N filter housing holds one 7″ x 32″ bag filter (#2 bag filter). This stainless steel bag filter housing beats the competition on features and price!

 

View our full range of stainless steel bag filter housings here. Please give us a call for pricing on all options.

Other stainless steel bag filter housing options include:

  • 304 or 316 stainless steel, or carbon steel
  • Single or multiple bags
  • #1, #2, #3, or #4 bags
  • Swing bolt or band clamp

 

Whitney

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