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Sonitec-Vortisand has been pre-qualified for the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) offered by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for the H2F Vortisand® cross-flow microsand submicron filter.
Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the BCIP helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government. Since 2010 over 1,200 proposals have been submitted and in the latest round, 72 proposals have been selected for pre-qualification.
Having submitted the H2F Vortisand® cross-flow microsand submicron filtration system to the category of innovations for the environment, Sonitec-Vortisand was pre-selected to provide 1,200 gpm (272 m3/h) H2F Vortisand® filters for use as side stream filtration on large cooling towers for government buildings. Submicron filtration for cooling towers increases energy efficiency by filtering small particles and bacteria that can lead to fouling, scaling and corrosion.
The newest addition to the Vortisand® family, the H2F Vortisand®, is engineered for higher flows while maintaining submicron filtration efficiency. Operating at a speed that is 5 times faster than traditional filters at 24gpm/ft2 (60m/h) while supplying a higher water quality than any other media filter - it’s now possible to achieve a submicron filtration surface that is 5 times smaller resulting in a highly compact footprint for large applications. No other filter can claim to achieve this level of efficiency in such a reduced space. The H2F Vortisand® is capable of filtering up to 1,200 gpm of cooling tower water in a single stackable vessel.