Spiral Water Technologies Showcases Award-Winning Automatic Self Cleaning Filter at Aquatech Amsterdam

San Rafael, California, USA – Spiral Water Technologies will showcase its revolutionary, award-winning Spiral Water® Automatic Self Cleaning Filter at Aquatech Amsterdam in the BlueTech Innovation Pavilion. The next generation in filtration technology, the Spiral Water Filter was developed to address the specific challenges of difficult-to-treat waters. With its patented design and operation, the Spiral Water system provides 10 to 100 micron filtration and offers industrial, municipal and marine customers a unique solution for their primary, pre-filtration or post-filtration applications.

Each filter contains a motor-driven spiral shaped brush that continuously cleans collected debris from inside the filter element. Solids collected at the end of the filter housing may be expelled through an automatic purge valve. The system does not require high pressures to operate, and it performs at very low differential pressure (>1 psi). No backwash, crossflow or booster pumps are required. The filter can achieve continuous, fine filtration even in ultra-high and variable total suspended solids up to 25,000 ppm.

“With its breakthrough design and technology, the Spiral Water filter represents a quantum leap forward in filtration technology. It can filter up to 100 times dirtier water than traditional automatic filters while using only 10% of the energy required by existing systems and at a fraction of the footprint and weight. This results in lower CAPEX and OPEX while achieving 99.9% water recovery,” said Ashwin Gulati, CEO of Spiral Water.

Spiral Water Technologies was honored at the 2015 Global Water Awards in Athens, winning the 2015 Technology Idol presented to the “early-stage company whose technology could change the future of the water market.”

“Spiral Water was selected by BlueTech for inclusion in the BlueTech Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech based on the company’s innovation in filtration technology and the unmet needs in the market it addresses. Spiral Water takes a novel approach to solids removal in an important water technology area, macro filtration. Its management team has a proven track record in the successful commercialization of innovation, and we are excited to have the company join us at the inaugural Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech, Europe's premier water technology exhibition,” said Paul O'Callaghan, Founder & CEO of BlueTech Research, an O2  Environmental Company.

“From industrial waste and process water to oil and gas production to desalination projects, multiple industries are driving demand for high efficiency solutions to the problem of suspended solids removal. Most automatic self-cleaning filters cannot handle high solids loading or oil and grease, making them insufficient for many industrial applications. Organizations have to rely on traditional solutions such as bags, cartridges and media filters resulting in equipment redundancy, large footprints, expensive human resources and an unfavorable environmental impact. The Spiral Water system overcomes these challenges,” Gulati added.

Spiral Water offers two high solids water filtration skids with its next generation Model 810 automatic, self-cleaning filter. The FS1 and FS2 skids – with one and two Model 810 filters respectively – have been designed to address the problem of high and variable suspended solids removal found in multiple industries around the world. FS1 and FS2 Skids remove ultra-high and variable TSS of up to 25,000 mg/L, as well as oil and grease, with no backwash or crossflow.

Target applications include industrial waste and process water, oil and gas produced water, industrial water, desalination, industrial wastewater reuse and recycling, marine and ballast water, mining, power generation and hydro power, food and beverage, and pretreatment for MF/UF/RO. 

About Spiral Water Technologies

Spiral Water Technologies (www.spiralwater.com) specializes in advanced filtration solutions for difficult-to-treat waters. The Spiral Water Automatic Self Cleaning Filter was specifically designed to address the issue of high and variable suspended solids removal across multiple industries, and has delivered breakthrough performance in some of today’s most demanding applications, including frac flowback filtration, high TSS filters, pre-filter for RO/UF, and industrial water filtration. Founded in 2012, Spiral Water is based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA.