Industrial water filters combat Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Water

Industrial water filters combat Giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis in water.

Both Giardia and Cryptosporidium are commonly found parasites which can habituate in untreated water.

Giardia is a microscopic parasite that can infect people and animals such as dogs, cats and cattle.  Giardia causes the diuretic disease Giardiasis which proliferates in the intestines.  The giardia parasite is transferred through faeces and is able to survive outside of the body (host) for up to several months.  Giardia is commonly picked up from the drinking of incorrectly treated water, from the likes of steams and wells and also from swimming in recreation water such as lakes, rivers and incorrectly treated swimming pools.

Industrial water filters are an important tool in the prevention of contracting Giardiasis.  With an industrial water filter in place removing particulate down to less than 1 micron absolute the Giardia parasite can be safely removed from water and used in conjunction with chemical and UV dosing the water can be safe guarded.

Much like Giardia, Cryptosporidium or Crypto is a microscopic parasite which can infect humans and animal is a very similar way.  The disease itself is called cryptosporidiosis.

Crypto is protected by a hard shell which allows the parasite to live without a host for months, due to this shell Crypto can be very intolerant to Chlorine treatment.  Like Giardia, Crypto is commonly picked up through incorrectly treated drinking water and swimming in lakes, rivers, streams and ponds where Crypto can live.

Giardia parasite as found in water

Giardia Parasite



A combination of technologies is the effective method of prevent infection, Industrial water filters and non-industrial water filters along with UV treatment.  Crypto parasite diameter can range from 3-6 micron in size.  So, industrial water filters filtering to less than 1 micron will provide effective removal.

For prevention of both Giardia and Cryptosporidium we recommend Cross-flow AMF automatic filtration down to less than 1 micron.  Absolute Cartridge filtration or the AMIAD AMF filter.

For more information on this topic or other industrial water filter technologies please feel free to contact us.



Crossflow industrial water filter

CrossFlow AMF industrial water filter ideal for side-stream applications, bore-hole filtration and process water filtration


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