CLACK TURBIDEX WATER FILTERS

Clack Turbidex Water Filters

Turbidex is a unique natural clinoptilolite ore that has many outstanding advantages over common filter sands used for sediment reduction. Turbidex is very angular, rough surfaced and has microporous void spaces as small as 3 microns. This creates a surface area over 100 times greater than sand and can reduce suspended solids down to 5 microns or less (sand filters down to about 40 microns).

Turbidex prevents the rapid build up of head loss and binding associated with sand filters and allows longer periods between back washes. Because of its high porosity and hydrophilic nature, Turbidex can operate at much higher flow rates than conventional sediment filters.

clack turbidex meter controlled

Clack Turbidex Technical Data
VesselServiceBackwash
ConnectionsMax Footprint
Flow m3/hrm3/hrIn / OutWidth mmDepth mmHeight mm
10541.51.91"2693901597
12522.22.71"3153901548
13542.53.11"3413901584
146533.61"3693901870
16653.74.81"4064061875
18654.861"5105101997
21606.68.21 1/2 or 2"5525792212
24698.6111 1/2 or 2"6106402171
307213172"7707702341
367219242"9279272445
427826333"113311332755
488234433"129012902770

turbidex faq's

Why is there Turbidity in my water?

Mains water is filtered by water treatment companies to remove any particles of turbidity, however, if you are on a borehole or spring supply, then there will be the possibility that the water is contaminated by small particles that form naturally down the borehole.

How do I know if I have turbidity problems?

Turbidity is flagged up by water reports, and anything over 4 NTU is considered not fit for Human Consumption. Anything over 8 NTU will probably need a backwashing unit as the levels of turbidity will blind standard particulate filters to quickly to be considered viable.

I have no visible particles in my water, why is my turbidity reading failing?

Turbidity is measured by light refraction in water, and there may be particles in the water that are so small that they are not visible to the naked eye. These particles can’t be seen with the naked eye, and don’t clump so will never become visible, but they are there and still refract light.

Why should I treat my whole house?

Turbidity is not aesthetically pleasing, no one wants particles floating in their ice-cold glass of water on a summers day. However, there is another issue, in that the small particles are large enough to stop UV light penetrating and disinfecting bacteria. You need to remove all the particulates before trying to remove bacteria.

How does turbidity media remove turbidity?

Turbidex is very angular, rough surfaced and has microporous void spaces as small as 3 microns. This then traps the particles as water passes through the filtration media. If you try to force the water to flow to quickly through the system, it becomes less effective and doesn’t trap all the particles. If you are unsure about the size of system you need, then please contact one of our specialists for assistance.

How often do I need to recharge the media?

Turbidity media is backwashed frequently, every night to give a fresh media bed for you to use every morning when you wake up. This prolongs the life of the system and means that you will get between 6-10 years of use before having to replace anything inside the blue vessel.

Why should I have a unit, rather than standard filter housings?

Filter housings need the filters changing roughly every 6 months to remain effective. If you don’t have the time, or capacity to do this, then they can get blocked up and cause issues with the water to your property. Also the cost of replacing filters every 6 months for 10 years is almost the same as installing one backwashing system, which can be left in the shadows, never needing to be changed for 10 years.

Turbidex

Clack Turbidex Water Filters. Turbidex is a unique natural clinoptilolite ore that has many outstanding advantages over common filter sands used for sediment reduction. Turbidex is very angular, rough surfaced and has microporous void spaces as small as 3 microns. This creates a surface area over 100 times greater than sand and can reduce suspended solids down to 5 microns or less (sand filters down to about 40 microns). Turbidex prevents the rapid build up of head loss and binding associated with sand filters and allows longer periods between back washes. Because of its high porosity and hydrophilic nature, Turbidex can operate at much higher flow rates than conventional sediment filters.

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