Netafim’s AlphaDisc filter was researched and developed in partnership with water treatment and filtration solutions company Amiad. One of its key features is an improved disc design with precise filtration grade through all depths of the disc to allow for better clogging protection. The AlphaDisc also has a high filtration volume and area, coupled with a very low head loss, which ensures higher particle capture, fewer backflush cycles, and less downstream disruption. Its modular design offers easy scalability as growers’ needs evolve and its low backflush rate and head loss results in a significantly more cost-effective irrigation system.
The filter also includes the AlphaDisc smart controller which has an IP65 rating that provides “always-on” access to filtration data and offers inline, online, and angle configuration (single unit) that can be easily adapted to any system. It is made from anti-corrosive materials and is designed to be durable and long-lasting.
Due to the ongoing deterioration of irrigation water quality from climate change, pollution, and reclaimed water, growers have an increasing need for effective filtration. To protect their irrigation systems for long-term performance, AlphaDisc is a vital resource to help them improve growing conditions, reduce the risk of clogging and increase crop yields.
Chuck Bates, vice president, Products & Agronomy, Netafim USA, said: “Up to 70% of water used for agriculture is surface water from reservoirs, lakes, canals and ponds, which contains algae and other organic contaminants that increase the risk of clogging. AlphaDisc helps growers adapt to ever-changing conditions that affect their water supply while remaining productive, which is a sustainable and reliable approach.”
AlphaDisc will be available in the US in Spring 2022.