What is a microns?

How Many Microns Should Your Water Filter Be?we get a lot of products that refer to microns so today we are going to dive into that a little bit to help you understand a lot of micron.

Micron is a unit of measure ,when we are looking at getting rid of particulate in the water,for example we go through a series of filter cartridges ,and these are sediment cartridges typically that we are dealing with microns.So a particulate can have a a certain size to it and depending upon the load of particulate in the water that you are filtering. we might want to use a specific micron rated filters so that we capture that stuff before it goes downstream.A sediment filter is kind of like your screen door at home, we want to get the airflow but we don’t want the flies ,so we have a mesh that stops the fly but allows the air to flow through well.A sediment filter works the same way except the debris and the particulate that we are trying to get out is a lot smaller.

How small is a micron?

How Many Microns Should Your Water Filter Bewhen we get 35 microns,then we’re not going to be able to see it without a microscope to help us.So a filter that is rated to remove debris at 25 or 20 or 10 micron as you an imagine that’s getting pretty small and these filters are almost silent except for they have certain pore structure that allows the water to flow through but captures that particulate at that particular size

Choosing your micron filter

What’s the best filter or what’s the micron size filter for me,that is going to totally depend on your water supply.If I’m treating well water typically I’m going to expect some dirt and debris to come out of the water,Let’s gonna start maybe with a 20 micron there but the thing always keep in mind with this type of filtration is every water supply everywhere is going to be different.There is a little bit it’s gonna vary from place to place.Another consideration for a micron rated filter is going to be arr you what you are trying to get out of the water a lot of times ,we are protecting our household from cysts.Cysts are parasitic bacteria that can wreak havoc with you and make you very sick.most municipal our supplies work very hard to keep that out of your water supply.it is possible for cysts to get into the city water supply ,so it’s good to have a filter for point of use that is rated for cysts reduction and that’s typically a micron rating of one or less,but the filter should also be tested and certified.The smaller the micron rating, the finer the particulate removed.High flow filter  and melt blown filter cartridge in brother filtration are good choice.

Micron filtersWhat is pressure drop

So a question comes up a lot about pressure drop.the pressure drop refers to what pressure is going into the filter versus,how much pressure is coming out of the filter and the difference is pressure drop.so anytime you are going to flow water through some media like a dis media blown filter or a resin bonded filter,as you can imagine there is going to be a level of restriction so the water is going to have a little bit of strip going through the filtration media.Now from a sediment filter standpoint that pressure drop is how we determine that it’s time to change the filter ,because it has collected enough debris that the pressure drop has increased out of the box, typically there is not a lot of pressure drop through these when that pressure drop gets bigger ,that’s a good indication that we have collected enough dirt on the filter,that it is now becoming more and more restrictive and we are losing pressure.

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