Blog — filter cleaning
Hollow fiber backpacking filters use a very simple mechanical process to separate water from any bacteria, protozoa, or microbial cysts, and thus filter the water. The most important factor of a hollow fiber filter is the size of the pores that it has, usually measured by microns. The smaller the pores are, the more particulates they remove from the water and the cleaner the filtered water is. But how does the hollow fiber filter work? The Mechanism of a Hollow Fiber Filter Closed-loop hollow tubes with pores that are open towards the "incoming" side of the filter. Water is "pushed" into...