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Old 09-07-2020, 18:45   #1
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Watermaker versus Micro-plastics

Hi all
Couldn't find anything about this when I searched so here's a question for anyone with knowledge of the subject.

With the increasing amount of micro-plastic pollution in the oceans these days, how do Watermakers cope? Are the primary filters of sufficiently small mesh size as to exclude micro-plastics from the working osmotic membrane(s)? Is it just a case of backwashing the primary filters more often or is something more required?

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Re: Watermaker versus Micro-plastics

Primary is 5 micron. No problem
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