Filtration equipment is very necessary for a drip irrigation system, first of all, in order to extend the life of its components. After all, the main task of filters is to purify the initial water for irrigation in order to avoid clogging the dropper labyrinth, through which water directly flows to the root zone of the plant. It must be understood that if the drippers becomes clogged, the plant will remain not only without water, but also without mineral fertilizers. Therefore, the filter for drip irrigation must purify water from mechanical impurities. Nowadays, filters are one of the most essential components in the drip irrigation system. There are different types of filters, but the most commonly used are disc and mesh filters.
Disc filters are a device consisting of a metal or plastic body, inside which is a filter mass consisting of a series of ribbed discs tightly stacked around a support structure. The filtering capacity is determined by knurling on the surface of the discs.
Mesh filters are a device consisting of a metal or plastic body, inside which is a filter mass (cartridge), including a mesh (stainless steel or polyester), supported by a structure made of metal or plastic. The mesh determines the filtering capacity: if the water is heavily contaminated, mesh filters are more susceptible to damage to the filter media than disc filters.