Middle East Multi Media Tender April 2017 – Pumice Filtration Media

June 20th, 2017


Techfil Europe Ltd have been awarded the contract (April 17) for the supply of 250m3 Pumice Filtration Media for a prestigious multi media filtration plant in the Middle East. The material will be produced & shipped within a strict timeframe set by the client.



If you would like to Speak to one of our Process Engineers please Contact Us


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Pumice Filtration Media in Desalinisation RO – Saudi Arabia

May 31st, 2017


Techfil has successfully completed the supply of 120m3 of our Pumice Filtration Media to Saudi Arabia. The client specified Pumice Filtration Media No.6 for technical reasons including the extended filter run times and reduced backwash costs due to its lower density. Pumice Filtration Media is now the market leading media for pre-treatment in BWRO, SWRO and RO desalination systems.


For further information please click on the following links: Pumice Filtration Media, Contact Us


Recycled Crushed Glass for Water Filtration

March 22nd, 2017


Due to the high demand for recycled materials, Techfil Europe has now increased production for Recycled Crushed Glass Water Filtration Media. Our Glass Media has been tested and approved by the Drinking Water Inspectorate under Reg31 for portable water for human consumption. Not only is the Recycled Crushed Glass is cost effective, it is environmentally friendly.
We have 3 main grades available in our range:


Fine –          0.5 – 1.0mm
Medium –    1.0 – 3.0mm
Coarse –      3.0 – 6.0mm


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For more information on the products or if you would like a free sample, please click on one of the following links: Contact Us, Technical Specification


New Koi Carp Season – Pumice Koi Filter Media

March 8th, 2017


Now a new season is upon us and Techfil are currently supplying increasing quantities of Pumice Koi Filter Media.


Koi Filter Media in modern times is regarded as one of the most popular and efficient filter media used in trickling filters and trickle towers. Pumice Koi filter Media is also cost effective and has a longer lifespan than most of its competitors, meaning the replacement of filter media is a lot less frequent.


Pumice Koi Filter Media is inert and rapidly colonises with beneficial bacteria which help cleanse the pollutants. It is highly porous making it the ideal media for biological filters of all kinds.




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For more information please click on one of the following links: Koi Filter Media, Contact Us


Lava Rock the preferred Odour Media for Anaerobic Digestion

January 27th, 2017

The challenge of disposal and processing the municipal gas wastes into the atmosphere from anaerobic digestion, which is a source of offensive odours and a problem to the local environment. Controlling the odours generated by landfill activities is a challenge facing the waste management industry today. Lava Rock Odour Control Media is becoming a popular choice to help with the off gasses. This is due to its key attributes including;



Low capital and installation costs
Low pressure drop during the life of the plant
Allows high bed depths and therefore small installation footprint
Low empty bed contact times
Good removal performance
Tolerance to variable and shock loads
Not seriously affected by extremes of temperature
Suitable for hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans alike
Equally suitable for industrial applications and VOC control




Lava Rock Odour Control Media is rapidly replacing the traditional biomass support systems of peat/heather, wood chip and mussel shells. Not actively participating in the biological process pumice is not “consumed” in the manner of the alternatives and therefore has a much longer life (typically greater than 15 years). It does not compact and retains its original low pressure drop and hence low running costs.


For more information or if you require to speak to one of our Process Engineers,  please Contact Us


Techfil Europe increases production for 2017

January 12th, 2017


Due to record demand Techfil Europe have brought on stream additional production. This will allow us to stock and store more quantities of each individual grade, keeping lead times to a minimum. For any information on our grades please Contact Us




Techfil Erope (UK) supplies major Hydroponics Company in London

January 6th, 2017


Techfil Europe has recently started offering its horticultural products to a multinational Hydroponics Company in London, UK. Our horticultural Expanded Clay grades over the last 18 months has been implemented to several major Growing and Green Roof organisations, this is due to the product quality and  how we are more competitively priced against competitors.

Expanded Clay as been preferred choice to growers as the product is lightweight, it is inert, it has a neutral pH and can retain 25% of its weight in water, this allows for plants to be fed during dry seasons. Expanded Clay is also beneficial to plants as its spherical shape allows good aeration around the roots for optimum growth. You can also use the Expanded Clay as a single or dual media, depending on the climate and specific plants you desire to grow. We offer 3 main grades as growing Medias;


Fine – 0/5mm
Medium – 4/10mm
Coarse – 10/20mm


We can also supply the goods in either 50 litre bags, IBC Bulk bags or loose in bulk depending on your project. For more information please Contact Us



Effect of Microbeads in Wastewater Sewage Sludge

November 18th, 2016


Global Researchers are now concerned about the lack of knowledge regarding the consequences that cosmetic plastic microbeads may have on cultural landscapes through sewage sludge used as a fertiliser.


Studies show wastewater treatment plants received large amounts of Microplastics emitted from households, industry and surface run-off in urban areas. In North America and Europe used approximately 50% of sewage sludge is used for agriculture with suggestions up to 650,000 metric tonnes are transferred every year into agricultural soils. Although exact figures of how this will affect horticulture are unknown, experts are suggesting that long term microbeads can potentially damage soil organisms or their impact on food safety.


Techfil’s cosmetic range has several grades which can be used as direct replacements for polyethylene microbeads. Pumice Grains and Powders are natural, organic, inert, have a neutral pH and are environmentally friendly.


For more information please click on one of the following links: Technical Information, Contact Us


Advantages of using Pumice Filtration Media

October 27th, 2016


Pumice Filtration Media has been used worldwide for many years in the treatment of seawater, Potable Water and Wastewater. Pumice is a very versatile filtration media and is widely used in applications ranging from desalination/desalinization filtration, seawater reverse osmosis treatments SWRO (pre-filtration for MF, UF, NF and RO membranes) and potable water filtration.


The advantages of using pumice filtration media over conventional granular filter media are:

Reduced pressure loss through the filter; the unique nature of pumice allows increased solids retention capacity, higher particulate loadings and therefore much increased filter run times without a deterioration in filtrate quality.


Reduced headloss; this filtration in depth avoids the build up of particulates within the top section of the filter bed reducing headloss across the filter.


Reduced backwash rates; pumices lightweight nature (approximately 400kg per cubic metre) means lower backwash rates are needed to fully expand the filter bed. This generates substantial savings in the operating costs of the filtration plant as backwash consumption requirements are typically 30% lower than using traditional media.


Increased bed expansion; the lightweight nature of pumice filtration media gives increased bed expansion over traditional media using the same backwash rate. Again this generates substantial savings in energy and water usage, which equates to a reduction in pumping requirements and enables a downsizing of the filtration plant.


Can be used at elevated temperatures; pumice can be used at temperatures ranging from 0-40 degrees Celsius.


Can be used in saline or fresh water; pumice has been proven to work successfully in saline or fresh water conditions.


High filtrate quality; pumice filtration media is also used when extremely high quality filtrate is required and can remove suspended solids down to 10 microns.


For more information or if you would like to speak to one of our Process Engineers, please Contact Us


Techfil Europe placement student Charlie Hardy Wins School Award

September 22nd, 2016


Techfil Europe would like to congratulate our work experience student Charlie Hardy on winning the Maplesden Noakes 2016 School Placement Award.


Throughout the week at Techfil, Charlie was given an insight on how the company works including; distribution and warehouse operations, container loading, international shipping, stock control and assisting our Plant Manager. All of these tasks were taken with real enthusiasm and concentration, leading to Charlie receiving lots of praise from senior employees and allowing him to work with our Sales Director Steve Woodman for an afternoon.


After the week was complete Charlie said;
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Techfil, it was great to see how real a business works on a daily basis. It gave me an insight of what I would like to study in the future at Sixth Form and University. I was gutted when the week finished as I wanted to learn more!!!”






From everyone here at Techfil, we would like to congratulate you on winning this award and  look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

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