Helped Flint Home Owner with Filtration

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March 22, 2017
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Helped Flint Home Owner with Filtration

We helped a concerned home owner today with her filtration system she uses to filter her City of Flint water. She is concerned about volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including those created in the chlorination processing of the water (trihalomethanes for instance) and would also like to reduce sediment, heavy metals, and potentially bacteria in the water.

She only has a two stage filtration system, limiting the options, so we eliminated the 20 micron granular activated carbon (GAC) filter she had been using as a pre-filter and made the primary 0.5 micron (bonded) powdered activated carbon (PAC) filter the pre-filter, and adding a ultrafiltration (UF) filter as the primary filter. The PAC filter is treated with a specially designed adsorbent medium for lead and mercury reduction, and the UF filter (removes particles down to 0.01 microns) will filter out bacteria and other pathogens. We also packed the filter vessels with activated alumina beads to increase the heavy metal and fluorine removal capability of the filter system. We’ll keep in touch and see how the system performs.

 

Clifford Yantz
Clifford Yantz
Hydrogeologist and the Founder of Wells For The World, Inc., with 27 years experience, for years has envisioned establishing a charity to provide those without access to clean drinking water the resources they need to not only sustain their lives, but to allow them to flourish and reach their full potential. I have performed hydrogeologic investigations at hundreds of sites and specialize in the review and interpretation of hydrogeologic data to determine groundwater flow characteristics and have designed or helped design dozens of groundwater extraction systems. WFTW Inc., is where I can share my love for hydrogeology, my love for people and my love for faith by providing those without access to clean water a “cup of cold water."

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