Activated Filter Media (AFM®) ng – The next generation and the most superior filtration media on the market.
AFM ng is made from pure selected glass which is safe to touch. It is exposed to a patented 3-step activation process which makes the glass self-sterilising to prevent the transmission of bacteria. It prevents the formation of that harmful ‘chlorine smell’ (called trichloramines) so you can breathe easy.
It is certified for 1-micron filtration rate and is also certified to surpass the performance of any sand or other glass filter media in the world, to provide exceptional water clarity.
Crystal clear water to 1 micron
Easy to install without modicfications to existing sand or glass filter
Healthy air with less DBP’s (Disinfection by-products)
Saves 50% backwash water and reduces cost of pool maintenance
Sustainable green product
Certified and 100% safe to use
This product was originally invented to eliminate the major source of chloramine and THM production (harmful disinfection by-products of Chlorine) to prevent lung diseases and to improve living conditions of sea mammals kept in chlorinated systems. It is widely used in : • Swimming pools and water features • Aqua culture and aquatic LSS • Drinking water • Waste water • Industrial water
What is AFM®ng
AFMng is a direct replacement for sand and crushed glass media and filters at least twice as good as sand and crushed glass giving crystal clear water to 1 micron. It is fully bio-resistant, meaning harmful pathogens will not grow on it and is self-sterilising material that does not have to be recharged. AFMng is NSF 50 (pools), NSF 62 (drinking water) and HAACCP (food and beverage) certified
How does AFM® work?
Mechanical Filtration : optimal particle size and shape for best hydraulic performance in combina-tion with a large surface for adsorption
Bio-resistance : self sterilising surface so biofilm can’t grow
So what’s the problem with biofilm?
Sand or regular glass is the largest breeding ground for bacteria in a pool. Filter material represents more than 90% of the surface area in a pool where bacteria can attach and biofilm can form.
Coagulation of sand leads to formation of channels within the media in the filter and destroys filtra-tion performance.
It is a substrate and host for growing pathogens like Legionella, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Amoebae, Pseudomonas etc.
It allows for the formation of tri-chloramines as urea and other nutrients in the water feed bacteria which causes the creation of ammonium. Ammonium reacts with chlorine in the biofilm to form tri-chloramines. Trichloramine gas is discharged into the air.