Seccua filtration – the most effective technology for water purification
Seccua filtration is a technology that can turn contaminated water into crystal clear drinking water with higher performance and better cost-efficiency than traditional purification methods. Headquartered in Steingaden, Germany; Seccua has installed over 1,000 filtration systems for residential, commercial and small-systems municipal applications. These compact systems can filter up to hundreds of gallons per minute and are easy and inexpensive to install and operate.
Seccua filtration removes more than 99.99% of all viruses and has been proven in extensive testing to filter up to to 99.9999% of all bacteria, producing some of the safest drinking water possible. It has been tested to meet Germany’s Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches (DVGW) standards, National Science Foundation (NSF) standards, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for pathogen removal, and is approved by the California Department of Public Health for removing parasites and bacteria from drinking water under US Long Term Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule II (US ESWTR LT 2).
Seccua filtration, which started as a medical technology for kidney dialysis, is the most effective and efficient method for water purification on the market. The purification process uses a semipermeable membrane with pore sizes either 20 nanometers (0.02μm) or 40 nanometers (0.04μm) across, which is smaller than almost all known waterborne diseases: such as E.coli, Cryptosporidium, and Legionella. Because of this, Seccua filtration offers a near-perfect barrier against viruses, parasites, and bacteria–without the use of chemicals or ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Some Residential applications for Seccua filtration:
Well-water and lake-water purification
Seccua filtration is the best solution for transforming well-water and lake-water into usable drinking water. Our page on using Seccua filtration with private wells explains how the UrSpring products are ideal for providing drinking water from both an initial investment as well as a maintenance-cost perspective. Because Seccua filtration physically removes waterborne diseases from the water, you don’t have to worry about leftover carcinogens from chemical disinfection or the tradeoffs of using UV radiation.
Rust, sediment, and other particulate filtration
With a pore size of just 20nm across, Seccua filtration can remove more than just waterborne diseases. As we delve into “whole house” water purification, we explain that even turbidity–a measure of how cloudy or murky the water looks from particles floating around in it–and all other suspended solids are removed from the water in a single step. The end result is crystal-clear drinking water.
Our page on rainwater harvesting provides a case study on how a single Seccua product helped a small school on the Mornington Peninsula provide drinking and plumbing water using only rainwater as its source. The case study shows that Seccua filtration can provide a continuous flow of safe drinking water even when a water source is known to be contaminated.
Seccua filtration provides a semi-permeable membranes with one of the smallest pore-sizes available, today, and is assembled in a modular fashion. This allows scaling the products to better fit usage needs, while providing world-class water purification and crystal clear drinking water for everyone.
Some Commercial and Medical applications for Seccua filtration:
Business or Apartment buildings
One of the biggest health concerns for buildings with a central water supply are waterborne diseases that form colonies within the pipes of the building. Our page on legionella removal details one such dangerous disease, and how installing a Seccua filtration product can remove it entirely within 4-6 weeks if detected in the water supply, while also preventing further contamination in the future.
Seccua has done a detailed case study on the importance of sterile water within a typical dental office, but the facts are just as important to any medical practice that uses water where bacteria and viruses can infect a patient. Seccua is one of the few manufacturers of water filtration products that can remove 99.99% of all viruses and up to to 99.9999% of all bacteria, producing some of the safest water possible.
Seccua filtration, in conjunction with effective pre-treatment technology, was shown to effectively reduce color from solids in water and reduce the carcinogenic by-products of chlorination when tested by the Minnesota Department of Public Health.
Some Municipal applications for Seccua filtration:
Public Drinking Water
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) recently selected Seccua filtration to purify water from the Pardee reservoir in southeastern Sacramento, CA. The project will filter over 500,000 gallons of water a day for the new Camanche Recreation Center located on the south shore of Lake Camanche. Our page on public water systems explains why Seccua is perfect for municipal projects, both large and small.
More than 10 years of experience in the field of filtration have culminated in systems that incorporate automatic membrane integrity testing, data logging, and remote monitoring and control. Our ISO 9001 certified module manufacturing enables us to offer a range of sizes to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and our system manufacturing is capable of producing over 1,500 systems annually. They are fully automated and require low maintenance.
Some industrial applications for Seccua filtration:
“Fracking” waste-water filtration
Hydraulic fracturing–”fracking”–requires a lot of water to crack the rocks far below the surface and allow the entrapped gas bubbles to reach the bore-hole and then surface. To keep the fractures, generated by shocks of water-pressure open, little silica sand particles are sent down together with the water into the bore-hole. Also, gelatin is added to the water to keep the sand-particles in float in the water. Typically two-thirds of the water pressed into a bore-hole comes back out over the course of a couple of months, containing sand, natural oils, microorganisms from the ground, high concentrations of sodium chloride, and many other contaminants.
To be able to remove dissolved solids from water using technologies like Reverse Osmosis, all of the particulate matter in the water must first be removed. Seccua has developed a revolutionary product, the Phoenix SinTech, which is based on the most advanced sintering technology to remove suspended solids, oil and grease and bacteria in a single process.