There are generally three stages to treating wastewater, primary, secondary and tertiary, with each stage requiring some form of filtration or separation methodology. The Baleen Filter can be used at any of these stages:
- Primary treatment:
- to separate visible, settleable constituents.
- Secondary treatment:
- to remove fine suspended and/or soluble constituents.
- Tertiary treatment:
- to produce water acceptable for a a specified purpose/subsequent use, which in many cases requires pre-filtration to less than 0.1mm (100 micron or 140 Mesh).
This diagram demonstrates what size particles the Baleen Filter separates from water. It indicates the position of the Baleen Filter in the water filtration spectrum.
1000 micron = 1mm or 1/25″.