The mega char is a fibre glass vessel that can be filled with different media designed to filter water obtained from municipal, borehole, well point or rain water source. Depending on your requirements and water quality one or more of the filtration media is used to fill the fibre glass vessel. Filtration media, coconut shell activated carbon and iron removal media is used most often.
The tubular design that is used, makes it more effective than similar filters because of the longer “detention time” that the water has with the media. The water flows from the top down through a tightly packed bed of media, which allows the water to be filtered completely. Pushing up through the riser tube, the water is directed to either filter, backwash or rinse. The backwash and rinse cycles ensure that the filter stays clean on the inside and prevents the water from forming tunnels through the media. It also extends the lifetime of the media. Automatic and manual valves are available for backwash and rinse functions.