Part 1: Standard Bead Media vs. Enhanced Nitrification Media

This video covers the two types of bead filter media, standard bead media and enhanced nitrification bead media. Paul reviews the surface area, and the filtration capture of bead media. Studies have shown that our bead filters capture 100% of particles greater than 50 microns and 48% of particles in the 5-10 micron range per pass.

Micron chart


Part 2: Sand Filter vs Bead filter Comparison

In this video, Paul talks about the advantages of bead filtration over sand filtration.

Key benefits of a Bead filter include:

  • Lower head loss resulting in less costly operation (the beads are lighter than sand, less powerful pumps = energy savings)
  • Media is resistant to caking and channeling
  • Immune to biofouling when backwashed regularly (see manual for recommended backwash intervals for your loading)
  • Media never needs replacing

Paul also shows examples of bead filter systems with light loading (the color of the beads is a light tan) and heavy loading (darker brown beads) and gives examples of these loading applications.

Stay tuned for more videos!