Non pressurized or gravimetric filtration provides a gentle particle separation that is important, for example, in applications where the particles are easily broken.
In aquaculture, the drum filter has been a preferred solution especially for wastewater treatment and as a component in RAS plants. This because particles in this type of water are small and larger particles easily breaks down due to shear forces. In a RAS plant it is also important to remove the smaller particles. Sterner has worked with drum filters for many years and chose in 2013 to start a partnership with NP Innovation AB in Malmö. NP was established by Nils-Åke Person, a nestor in the development of this technology. NP's filtering is characterized by several improvements in terms of design, design and efficiency. Drum filters are also supplied for applications in drinking water, municipal wastewater, industrial and heating and cooling circuits.