Watertec recommend the LAKOS Centrifugal-Action Liquid-Solid Separation Technology. With LAKOS Separators, the principles of velocity and gravity work together to achieve performance. Heavier particles can be removed more easily and at predictably smaller particle sizes.

Particle Size Removal

LAKOS Separators are proven capable of 5-75 micron performance, and particles as large as 1/4 inch to 2 inches (6-51 mm), depending on the model. Excellent pre-filter to finer filtration and fluid treatment systems. Fibrous solids also acceptable.

Flow Range

LAKOS Separators feature individual units for 3 US gpm (0.7 m3/hr) up to 12,750 US gpm (2895 m3/hr). Easily manifolded for even higher (or variable) flow rates.

Pressure Loss

LAKOS Separators operate continuously (no fluctuations) at a steady pressure loss of only 3-12 psi (.2-.8 bar).

Liquid Loss

LAKOS Separators can be purged with virtually zero liquid loss. Purging may be periodic or continuous to suit application needs. No backwashing or filter element cleaning. Reduces chemical make-up requirements.

Replacement Parts

LAKOS Separators have no moving parts to wear out and no filter elements or liners to replace.

Maintenance Requirements

LAKOS Separators may be purged of separated solids without system interruption. Easily automated for no maintenance routine. No filter cleaning. No duplicate equipment needs.

Solids Handling

LAKOS Separators can deliver virtually dewatered solids through a wide choice of collection techniques for minimum waste and easy disposal or recovery.

Space Requirements

LAKOS Separators are compact. Larger models may be specified at low or vertical profile and/or with alternate inlet/outlet configurations to accommodate limited space or piping needs.

Engineering & Tech Support

LAKOS Separators can be easily retrofit to most systems. Complete system packaging is available and customer specifications are welcome.


Continuous electrodeionization is your safe, chemical-free way to take RO (reverse osmosis) water to a higher level of purity. Siemens' CDI-LX™ systems use our proven, patented process to produce an uninterrupted supply of high purity water, up to 18.2 megohm-cm. Also referred to as CEDI (Continuous Electrodeionization) and EDI (Electrodeionization) systems, CDI® systems are commonly used to remove boron, carbon dioxide, salt, silica, total dissolved solids (TDS) and total organic carbon (TOC).

CDI-LX™ systems are pre-engineered systems specifically designed to meet the demands of the pharmaceutical, power, microelectronics and general industry customer. Our standard CDI-LX™ systems have flow rates from 2.5 to 180 gpm (0.57 to 40.88 cubic meters per hr), and combine single or multiple (up to 8) CDI-LX™ modules on a frame with:

  • A complete, power supply assembly (NEMA 12 or optional NEMA 4 and 4X)
  • Controllers
  • Piping
  • Sample valves
  • Cleaning connections

Flow and quality monitoring instrumentation is standard and remote I/O is available as an option.

Features and Benefits

  • Rugged construction
  • Ability to be hot water sanitized (certain pharmaceutical systems only)
  • Hot water sanitization proven to >200 cycles with no detrimental effects
  • High operating temperature (up to 45 degrees
  • Centigrade; 113 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Easy validation
  • Double o-ring design ensures completely leak-free operation
  • High operating pressure (up to 100 psi)

Flow rates range from 2.5 to >1,000 gpm and systems are ideal for loop applications.