Nature Works Hi-Tech is a filter media based on a glass free of sharp edges and pores, which makes it comepletely harmless while being handled. The solution has been wholly designed and developed by the R & D + I team at Grupo Camacho with MC2 Anti Compactation High Technology.
Nature Works glass filter media offers numerous advantages compared to silica sand, the traditional filter media. Do not miss this video with the presentation of all the information that you need to know about the characteristics of nature works glass, uses, advantages, how to install and distribution network.
Nature Works Glass filter media has brought about a revolution in the filter media market for various reasons of which durability, saving capacity -water, energy and chemical products among others- are notable examples. However, it is important to note that the two fundamental advantages are related directly to our health: both the security and water quality it provides.
Traditional filtration medias use, specially in swimming pools, silica sand to filter water. This method may be considered hazardous when it is handled as it can cause silicosis, a lung disease resulting from breathing in silica dust, main component of the sand. Although is is necessary to be exposed to the substance for a prolonged period of time to be considered a risk, it is convenient to wear dust masks when changing the silica charge, something that Nature Works recommends to all the professionals of this sector whenever they come into contact with this substance. Cancer is another of the adverse effects known related to the continuous handling of silica sand, as well as many other incapacitating illnesses. United States law, for example, states that all those exposed to silica sand should take preventive measures such as working in ventilated areas, wearing protective gear, warning workers they are near a hazardous area and cleaning with special vacuum cleaners or with a damp method among other precautions to be taken.
At Nature works we have been working for years to offer a completely harmless and safe solution for all those who make an occasional use as well as for those who use it continually. Thanks to the resources used by the R & D department at Grupo Camacho, we have created the MC2 technology, a filter media based on glass that avoids the occurence of lung diseases such as silicosis and other related illnesses.
The groundbreaking MC2 Anti-Compaction Technology also offers a multifaceted filtrating particle free of sharp edges. This feature, crucial when handling the glass to avoid accidents, is only one of the multiple advantages Nature Works has to offer compared to inferior quality glass on the market offered by competing brands.
When it comes to choosing a filter media it is important to assess and analyze all the advantages and inconveniences that the different products on the market have to offer, but always putting our health and that of our employees above any other factor.
Loro Parque, the emblematic zoo and theme park you can find at Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife since 1970,has now decided to substitute its old silica sand used up to now for the new glass filter media Nature works, developed by Camacho Group.
The engineering team backed the decision to change after studying carefully all the options available currently on the market and verifying all the advantages offered by Nature Works, such as the traceability of the raw material with which this glass filter media is made, 100 % free of impurities, the certificates that guarantee the high quality and security of the product, as well as the high levels of saving and performance obtained with Nature Works Glass Filter Media.
The substitution process will be carried out in different phases until it reaches all 12 aquatic spaces where more than 100 different marine species live including dolphins, orcas, sea lions and catfish among others. Programmed for July of this year the first phase will take place where 4 horizontal filters will be installed, each containing 24 tons of glass filter media, reaching a total of 450 tons once the project is complete.
The park expects to save 30 % on backwashing and 60% on oxidizing agents comparing the amount consumed at the present time with silica sand. It also expects to achieve a significant improvement in the quality of the water as well as other advantages linked to this important step forward.
Loro Parque opened its doors aiming to promote the conservation, protection and recovery of endangered species, and has grown reaching more than 135.000 m2. It is considered to be the most important zoo in Europe and second best of its kind in the world, and has participated in European Breeding Programmes for endangered species, EEP, organized by the European Zoo and Aquarium Association. It is also worth mentioning that it was in this park where the first captive breeding of an orca took place in Spain.