Technology transfer

Automated plant for mechanical purification of water

Principle of operation

Water undergoes purification when flows from inside to outside of the cylindrical filter cartridge through a depth filtering material.  The plant housing serves as a collector of purified water at the same time.  Regeneration (self-cleaning) of the filter cartridge is carried out automatically with the use of reversed flow of purified water being controlled by time or pressure drop.

Innovative value of solution

The use of pioneer filtering material and distinctive cartridge design makes it possible to combine efficient depth filtration technology with a capability for numerous (up to 500) filter regeneration cycles. The filtering cartridge and plant are covered by Russian utility model patents №137477, №145360 and №156378.

Areas of application

  • Municipal water supply
  • Reverse heat supply
  • Agricultural and fishery water supply and sewage
  • Water recycling: from car washing to medium-sized industry
  • As a first stage of complex water treatment systems including sanitary and process shipboard ones 


Capabilities and competitive strengths

  • Fine cleaning (down to 3 µm)
  • Heavily polluted water can be processed  (up to 3-7 g/l)
  • Relatively hot water can be processed (up to 72 °С)
  • More than 500 cycles of regeneration can be provided which will totally require about only 1% of the purified water
  • Continuous water filtrate output
  • Modularity and thread / flange connection
  • Versatility
  • Low operation and maintenance cost
  • Complete automation
  • Low prime cost
  • Productivity of  8 m3/h
  • Weight of about 125 kg
  • Voltage for automatic control equipment: 220 V
  • Energy consumption does not exceed 100 W



Fig. 1. Automated plant for water mechanical purification T-RIVER™


  • Market promotion of the automated water purification plant of medium (8 m3/h) productivity (Fig. 1) and increase of its sales
  • Development of low- and high-productive plants (1 m3/h and  >10 m3/h correspondingly) on the base of the existing technology (Fig. 2)



Fig. 2. T-RIVER™ pilot plants of 1 m3/h and  >10 m3/h correspondingly