Controlling the bioburden means removing MOST organisms, not all. If your filtration goal is the removal of all organisms, then visit our sterilizing filtration page.
Bioburden control is done using filters similar to those used for sterilizing filtration, but the performance requirements are not as stringent. That does not mean that bioburden control is a secondary consideration. Reducing the bioburden in a system keeps the system cleaner, reduces the cleaning and disinfection frequency and, most important in some systems, protects the expensive sterilizing filters from excessive loading and shortened useful life.
Custom systems are designed for new applications and to solve challenges in existing processes. Critical Process Filtration will work with you to design, build and install a cost-effective system that delivers the results you need. Contact us or visit our custom filtration systems page for more information.
The choice of filter to use for bioburden reduction is based on the bacteria likely to be found in the system. In general, organisms endemic to the location of the facility (molds, airborne bacteria, etc) will be the targets of bioburden control filtration. Depending on the size of the organisms, membrane filters with 0.65μm, 0.45μm or 0.22μm ratings may be used.
Critical Process Filtration has multiple filter options for removing organisms from a water steam. To read more about the benefits of bioburden reduction and control in your industry, click on one of the links below. Critical Process Filtration has created some short explanations of how removing bacteria from water systems is one step in creating the water quality required in various industries.
- Bioburden Control and Sterilizing Filtration in USP Water Systems
- Controlling Bacteria in Medical Water Systems
- Bacteria Control in Desalination Systems
- Filters for Medical Device Reprocessing
The table below shows filter technology options for bioburden control from Critical Process Filtration with links to more detailed data on the filters.
Additional filter options are also available for special circumstances. Contact Critical Process Filtration for more information.
We can help you solve tough filtration problems. Is your water treatment system becoming fouled by contaminants in incoming water? Contact us for information on how to collect and submit a water sample for a contaminant analysis. We will identify what is in the incoming water and help you find a way to prevent it from fouling your system.
We also have some tools to help you manage the evaluation of various filter options in your system. Click on the link to access to our technical document library and learn more about how Critical Process Filtration products can improve the cost-effectiveness of your system.