Prosep Water Filtration Services - for all your water filtration requirements. The service division of Prosep Filter Systems

Prosep Water Filtration Services - for all your water filtration requirements. The service division of Prosep Filter Systems

Prosep Water Filtration Services - for all your water filtration requirements. The service division of Prosep Filter Systems

Glossary of Terms

BACKWASH A flow reversal through a composite vessel that flushes away to waste any collected material
BACKWASH VALVE A normally motorised valve which directs water flow either to service or to waste
BRINE A salt solution used to regenerate some filter medias
BRINE TANK A container used to hold a mixture of salt tablets and water
CARBON CARTRIDGE A normally disposable filter used to remove organics or chlorine. Improves water taste.
COMPOSITE VESSEL A vessel designed to contain water treatment media
DOWNFLOW The direction of flow downwards through a composite vessel
FILTER CARTRIDGE A normally disposable element that may remove particulates
FILTER HOUSING A vessel normally suitable for operating at pressure which contains a filter cartridge
PREFILTER A filter normally fitted before a UV system to remove particulates to 5 microns
QUARTZ SLEEVE A quartz glass tube that protects the UV Lamp from coming into contact with water
RISER TUBE A Tube inside a composite vessel that allows water to pass up and down
ULTRA VIOLET That spectrum of visible light that destroys bacteria. Short wavelength high energy
ULTRA VIOLET LAMP A fluorescent tube type lamp that generates ultra violet light. Generates light in the range 250 - 270 nanometers
UPFLOW The direction of flow upwards through a composite vessel
SOFTENER A system that removes hardness from water. Removes typically Calcium and Magnesium salts
HARD WATER Water containing high levels of Calcium and Magnesium. Causes limescale build up and prevents soap foaming
BOREHOLE A hole drilled into the ground to access water stored in natural aquifers
AQUIFER A naturally occurring underground water source
HYDROGEN SULPHIDE A gas that smells of bad eggs. Removed either by oxidising the gas or absorption in carbon
REVERSE OSMOSIS A process that passes water over a semi permeable membrane to remove impurities
FILTRATE The pure water stream from an RO membrane
PERMEATE The concentrated salts solution passing from the reject side of a reverse osmosis membrane
PH CORRECTION Normally a method of increasing water pH from acidic to neutral range. Neutral water has pH = 7
WATER DEMAND The amount of water that is needed to run heating systems, showers etc
PRESSURE The amount of energy stored in an enclosed system
FLOWRATE The volume of water measured in litres per hour that your system will produce
PRESSURE VESSEL A pressurised container that acts as a buffer to maintain the flowrate out of your tap
PRESSURE SWITCH A mechanism that reads the pressure in a system, turning on and off the pump when needed
PRESSURE GUAGE A way of reading the pressure in the system
MEDIA A type of mineral used to filter out impurities from a raw water supply
GRAVEL Used to create a volume of water at the bottom of a vessel for correct water distribution through the media bed.