Measurements have shown that the CONTIFLOW® significantly reduces the number of germs. In case of increased disinfection requirements, installation of a subsequent UV disinfection unit is possible due to the low concentration of solids in the filtrate.
The system is available as a steel tank design (type "SS") or concrete basin design (type "C") for large flow applications. The concrete basin design consists of several modules. Their number can be tailored individually to particular flow and process requirements – up to 12 modules.
The rough surface of the grit paricles allows the growth of biomass. The nutrients contained in the inflow, such as nitrogen, are eliminated through biological degradation.
Iron/manganese can be carried over into the solid phase by preceding oxidation and separated by filtration. Elimination of nitrogen and degradation of organic substances is achieved by means of the biologically intensified filtration.
The Sandfilter is also used as a reactor for nutrient reduction with chemical phosphorus elimination through precipitation. Precipitants and flocculants, such as iron or aluminium salts, can be dosed directly into the filter inflow. Due to the reduced precipitant consumption the economic efficiency of chemical phosphorus elimination in the Sandfilter is higher than the economic efficiency of conventional simultaneous precipitation.