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How AquaKLEAR can Reduce Backwash Time


Reducing Backwash Time and Associated Costs

The benefits of Electronic Flocculation - AquaKLEAR with Hydropath Technology

AquaKlearJ-62 reduces backwash times - for domestic applications

AquaKlear P Series reduces backwash time - for industrial applications

Traditionally, technologies to promote flocculation (see What is Flocculation?) are used to improve the filtering of sediment or suspended particles by employing chemical flocculants, however AquaKLEAR with Hydropath Technology changes all this.  AquaKLEAR is able to provide a continuous flocculation effect by charging suspended particles and causing them to clump into floc without the need for these expensive chemicals.

AquaKLEAR helps clients reduce backwash time on any facility equipment where filtering is used.  The improved flocculation effect is actually the prime factor relating to many of the other sub-benefits being achieved by AquaKLEAR-P units, including reduced backwash times.  When the flocculated materials are filtered out, they remain on the top of the sand bed rather than deeply imbedding into the filter media as fines.  Because the materials floc into bead structures, the water passes freely around it and keeps back pressure from increasing for longer durations.  During a backwash, the flocculated material being on the top of the filter media, is easily washed away in a shorter duration of time.  This means less wasted water, less water to reheat, and less water to treat.  These factors provide significant savings.


  • Creates a powerful and continuous flocculation effect.

  • Improved flocculation provides less frequent maintenance cycles and reduces back-washing time by keeping sediment material closer to the top of the filter.

  • Bio-matter which does not imbed as deeply into the filter is less likely to produce formation of bacteria and the resulting harmful chemical compounds created by bacteria interaction with disinfectants.

  • Shorter back-wash cycles means less make-up water to replenish and reheat, and thereby reduces the energy consumption used to reheat the make-up water.

  • Will provide crystal clear water, free from cloudy chlorine or chemical fogging.

  • Controls or prevents lime, mineral, and algae staining on treated systems.

  • Will typically remove lime scale (descale) the entire system in most cases.

  • Continues to prevent limescale from forming within the system.

  • Keeps equipment operating at peek efficiency.

  • Eliminates costs associated with chemicals used to promote flocculation.

  • Lowers costs associated with chlorine treatment by converting chloramines to free chlorine.

  • Reduces scheduled back-wash time and backwash frequency cycles on filtration equipment.  Often systems being backwashed weekly can reduce backwash cycles 4 to 8 times the normal cycle.  Your pressure gage will readily confirm this.



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