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Auto- ushing drainage lter system

Abstract
CA2099830A1
AUTO-FLUSHING DRAINAGE FILTER SYSTEM
CA Application
ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE
An auto- ushing drainage lter system including a drum lter fastened to the lowest bottom of a
shpond, cylindrical brushes fastened inside the drum lter to remove debris and impurities from the Find Prior Art Similar
water passing through, a rst water pump to pump water from the shpond through a clean water
recycling pipe via the drum lter for circulation and ltration, a second water pump to pump a Other languages: French
sudden rush of water from the shpond into a drain pipe through the drum lter for carrying debris
Inventor: Chiu-Chan Lin
and impurities away from the drum lter.
Original Assignee: Chiu-Chan Lin

Classi cations Priority date : 1993-06-21

A01K63/045 Filters for aquaria Family: US (1) CA (1)

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Date App/Pub Number Status

1993-07-05 CA 2099830 Abandoned

1995-01-06 CA2099830A1 Application

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Claims

What is claimed is:

1. Auto- ushing drainage lter system comprising:


a drum lter having a top opening connected to a shpond at the lowest bottom thereof;
a ow guide fastened to said drum lter by adjusting tie screws and spaced above the top opening of said drum lter;
cylindrical brushes suspended from said ow guide and vertically arranged within said drum lter around a circle;
a clean water recycling pipe having one end disposed within said cylindrical brushes and an opposite end extended out of said drum lter and turned to the outside above said
shpond for circulation of water through said shpond;
a rst water pump connected to said clean water recycling pipe;
a drain pipe connected to said drum lter for drawing water away from said shpond; and a second water pump connected to said drain pipe, said second water pump
producing a higher horsepower than said rst water pump;
whereby turning on said rst water pump causes a circulation of water through said shpond, said drum lter and said clean water recycling pipe for permitting debris and
impurities to be removed from the water and settled to said drain pipe; turning on said second water pump causes a sudden rush of water to be induced from said shpond to
said drain pipe through said drum lter and said cylindrical brushes to carry debris and impurities away from said shpond.

Description

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AUTO-FLUSHING DRAINAGE FILTER SYSTEM

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


The present invention relates to a drainage lter system for a shpond and more particularly to an auto- ushing drainage lter system fastened to a shpond at the
bottom to automatically circulate the water through a drum lter and also to automatically ush the drum lter at a predetermined frequency.
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In farming shes in shponds, the shponds must be regularly cleaned so that the optimum natural conditions for shes can be maintained. However, it is neither easy
nor economic to completely change the water of a shpond. In order to keep a shpond clean at less cost, a drain lter is commonly used. If a drain Eilter is used, the
lter materials (such as charcoals, pebbles, sands, palm coirs, etc.,) of the drain lter should be replaced regularly. Forgetting to replace the lter materials will deteriorate
the performance of the drain lter and shorten its service ' ':: -life.

IJI view of the aforementioned problems, the inverltor has addressed the objective of maintaining 2 0 9 ~ 8 ~

a clean water for a shpond by circulating the water through a drum lter, without the necessity of manually ~ -cleaning the drum lter and tha shpond. As a ;
result of intensive study and design work, based on many years of professional experlence, the inventor has created the present invention. ~

The in~ention comprises a drum lter ~ -fastened to a shpond at its lowest point, a rst water pump to pump water from the shpond through the .
drum lter and a clean water recycling pipe and then into the shpond again for circulation and ltering, a second water pump to pump a sudden rush of water from the
shpond into a drain pipe through the drum lter for carrying debris and in~purities away from the drum lter. A timer may be used to control the operation of the rst
water pump and the second water pump automatically. I'herefore, the present invention achieves various advantages as outlined hereinafter. ~ ~
A. It automatically circulates the water through the ~ ;
drum lter, and also automatically ushes the drum lter to make it clean.
B. It is not necessary to clean the drum lter manually.
C. It keeps the shpond in -the optimum natural :, ` -~099~

conditions for the shes.


D. It keeps the shpond nice and clean.
E. It prevents the quality of the water from being deteriorated.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS


Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a drainage lter system constructed according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention;
Fig. 2 is an installed view of the drainage Eilter system of Fig. 1, showing the rst water pump operated; and Fig. 3 is similar to Fig. 2 but showing the second water pump
operated.

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, a drainage lter system in accordance with the present invention is generally comprised of a drum lter 1, a ow guide 2, cylindrical brushes 3,
a clean wa-ter recycling pipe 4, a rst water pump 5, a drain pipe 6, and a second water pump 7. The ow guide 2 is fastened to the drum lter 1 at the top by adjust,ing tie
screws 12, and spaced above the top opening 11 of the drum lter 1 by a gap 13. The pitch of the gap 13 can be adjusted by turning the adjusting tie screws 12 inwards
or ou-twards.

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By means OL changing the pitch of the gap 12, the ow rate of water from the shpond A into the drum lter 1 is regulated. The cylindrical brushes 3 are suspended from
the ow guide ~ and vertically arranged inside the drum lter 1 around one end of the clean water recycling pipe 4. The clean water recycling pipe 4 has one end inserted
through a hole (not shown) on the bottom of the drum lter, and an opposite end disposed above the shpond A. The rst water pump 5 is fastened to the clean water
recycling pipe 4 at a suitable location, and contr.olled to pump water from the shpond A into the clean water recycling pipe 4 for recycling. The second water pump 7 is
fastened to the drain pipe 6 at a suitable location. The drain pipe 6 is connected to the drum lter 1 at the bottom for draining the water from the shpond A.

When in use, the drain lter system is installed in the shpond A at a suita~le location.
Preferably, the shpond A has a bottom surface curved inwards so that the drain lter system can be fastened to the shpond A at the lowest location, and water can be
guided from the shpond A into -the drum lter 1.
The rst water pump 5 is a low horsepower motor. When the rst water pump 5 is started, water is drawn from ~ ~ 7 ~

the shpond A into the drum lter 1 through the yap. - j As water is being drawn from the shpond A into the drum lter 1 debris and impurities ( sh feeds, excreta,
organisms, etc.) are strained off by the cylindrical brushes 3 and then settled to the bottom.
The sedimen-t B of the debris and impurities is then .. ~.:
drawn out of the drum lter 1 through the drain pipe 6 .
by means of the operation of the second water pump 7.
The organisms that are adhered to the cylindrical brushes 3 will gather bacteria, which will decompose nitrogenous organisms or ammonia-contailled organisms and
cause them to be oxidized into inorganic substances for settling to the drain pipe 6. After having been :~ j ltrated through the cylindrical brushes 3, clean water is guided
through the clean water recycling pipe 4 into the shpond A again (see Fig. 2). The second water pump 7 produces a relatively higher horsepower, therefore a vacuum will
be produced in the drum lter 1 as the second water pump 7 is started. As the second . water pump 7 is turned on, water is continuously drawn from the shpond A into
the drum lter 1 at a higher ow rate to ush the cylindrical brushes 3 and carry all debris and impurities into the drain pipe 6 (see Fig. 3) According to experimen-tation, if
the shpond ~` 2~9~8~ :

A contains 10 metric tons of water, and the capacity of the rst water pump 5 is lOOW (about lJ7 horsepower), the water can be well ltrated and circulated through the
clean water recycling pipe 4 by continuously operating the rst water pump 5 through one day (24 hours). The capacity of the second water pump 7 is preferably set at 10
times over the rst water pun~p 5, namely, the capacity of the second water pump 7 is set at lOOOW (about 1.5 horsepower) if the capacity of the rst water pump 5 is
lOOW. A timer may be connected to the second water pump 7 to control its operation once a day at a time duration of 8 -to 10 seconds. The volumetric ratio between the
drum lter 1 and the shpond A is preferably designed at . ~
1:10. The height (pressure difference) of the drum lter 1 should be not less than one meter so that the drop in elevation ensures a satisfactory straining effect. ~ `~

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Priority And Related Applications

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US08079037 1993-06-21 1993-06-21 Auto- ushing drainage lter system

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