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Posted: Wednesday 27th June 2018

If the sand filtration process works perfectly well, why change it? But if it can benefit from equipment that has lower up-front investment costs, lower operating costs, is more economical and has a smaller footprint, it makes sense to consider the options, according to Paques.

Leading the way, the Dutch water technology company launches the innovative and compact ASTRASAND COMPAQT which, while 30 per cent smaller than the firms successful Astrasand filter, has equal performance yet uses up to 20 per cent less energy.

The new development in the Astrasand product line, the ASTRASAND COMPAQT has been designed to meet today's customer needs where cost, environmental factors and better and more reliable performance are the driving forces behind innovation and product development in the industry.

Launched at IFAT, Keith Hayward, Business Development Director - Sand Filter at Paques, was encouraged by the response at the exhibition, confirming that there is a requirement for a more cost effective, flexible and reliable sand filter that ticks multiple boxes.

"The 30 per cent reduction in height makes a significant difference for many reasons," Keith Hayward explains. It means lower cost of ancillary materials, shorter lead times and faster installation so initial investment costs are lower from the start. What's more, with a multi-pump system, the ASTRASAND COMPAQT has better sand velocity distribution so there's less risk of plugging, resulting in a more stable performance so operation costs are lower too," adds Keith.

Made from non-metal, chemical and corrosion resistant materials, the ASTRASAND COMPAQT uses 20 per cent less energy, has a lower maintenance requirement and a better carbon footprint, and promises the lowest operating costs compared to any conventional sand filter currently available in the market.

It works as a continuous process whereby the filter bed is cleaned during the filtration operation and therefore interruptions are eliminated through this continuous self-cleaning process.

Keith continues: "Suitable for different water applications such as process, waste, surface, cooling and ground water, the ASTRASAND COMPAQT breaks the traditional mould of what a sand filter should look and operate like. It's a really exciting development for Paques which has over 35 years of experience and has more than 3,500 installations in sand filtration worldwide."

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