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Desalination : why choose AFM® ?

What is AFM? Activated Filter Media (AFM) is an award-winning sustainable product manufactured from recycled glass. When used in desalination processes, such as Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO), AFM can reduce your operating costs by up to 50%. It...

AFM® an economic solution to replace sand

It is true that AFM is more expensive to buy than sand, however, the initial purchase price of the filtration media is just one (small) part of the total cost of operating any water treatment faciliy. Let us consider some of the main applications of...

AFM® to remove arsenic from water

Arsenic in drinking-water is a hazard to human health. It has attracted much attention since recognition in the 1990s of its wide occurrence in well-water in Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh are the worst affected countries, where it is estimated...

Solution of waste treatment from farm animal

Dryden Aqua manufacture air diffusers for the treatment of farm slurry waste, the systems are applicable to any animals waste, but most commonly are for cattle, swine and chicken waste water. Parameter (the wastewater should be screened with a...
Dryden Aqua manufacture air diffusers for the treatment of farm slurry waste, the systems are applicable to any animals waste, but most commonly are for cattle, swine and chicken waste water.

How does AFM compare to Ultra Filtration?

Comparison of sand and AFM when used for filtration of water. Sand AFM Sand from different geographical regions will perform differently when used for filtration. Performance of AFM is always consistent and predictable. Sand performance will...

AFM® for clean, safe drinking water

Water causes 80% of all disease in Asia, Africa and South America, and 5% to 10% in Europe and North America. That’s why providing clean, safe, sustainable water is at the heart of Aqua Solutions’ work. Using Activated Filter Media (AFM) – the only...
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AFM® water filtration for a secure high quality water supply

Aqua Solutions for AFM® Activated Filter Media is a replacement for sand, a system upgrade and an energy efficiency measure
AFM® water filtration for a secure high quality water supply

Efficient Steel Production: AFM® improves efficiency in production allowing cost reduction

At Aqua Solutions we recognise that the way water is treated and reused is vital to the health of the steel industry and the economy and environment as a whole. Water is required throughout the steel manufacturing process – from cooling operations...
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Landfill case study: Stirling

Activated Filter Media (AFM) is used successfully at landfill sites worldwide in the treatment of waste water. At this landfill site in Stirling, Scotland, the landfill leachate contained high levels of organic materials and ammonia. Leachate can be...
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AFM® will remove 30% more organics than filtration with sand

In reality, based on empirical evidence from customers, this figure can be considerably higher than 30% especially in cases where the sand is old and contaminated with biofilm. In 2014, AFM was independently tested by IFTS (Institut de la Filtration...
Quality Water and Manufacturing with AFM

How is AFM® produced and what is it made from?

Activated Filter Media AFM, is manufactured by up-cycling green glass bottles, to produce an activated filter media to replace sand in all types of sand filters and all types of water filtration applications. The glass proceeds through an activation...
AFM® water filtration for a secure high quality water supply

Clean Water is a Basic Human Right!

On 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human...
Clean Water is a Basic Human Right!

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