Recycled glass filter media is a cost effective and eco friendly alternative to traditional sand media that is rapidly becoming the norm in water filtration.
Think of a grain of sand as a ball. Now imagine a cube the same size as this ball. They will both fit inside the same sized box but the cube has a much greater surface area. Recycled glass filter media can be thought of as this cube as crushed glass is square in shape. Because the level of filtration is dependent on the amount of surface area you have, glass filter media gives you a much greater level of filtration leaving you with crystal clear water. In addition to a high filtration level the higher surface area also means you will use around 15% less media than traditional sand.•There are also other benefits of using recycled glass media in place of sand:
•There is less to clean and less often saving you water, electricity and time in backwash.
•As glass media is smooth (unlike silica sand which has a rough surface with cracks and holes) the risk of bio-film/bacteria growth is greatly reduced.
•Increased life span compared to traditional sand.
•Reduced risk of channelling and clumping improving the quality of filtration.
•Reduced Health and Safety risk from silicate handling.
•No sharps as the glass is tumbled, cleaned and rinsed before bagging.