Evoqua Water Technologies and its Neptune Benson business have acquired VAF Filtration Systems.

based in Arvada, Colorado, VAF was established in 1985. The company engineers and manufactures automatic self-cleaning water filters and control valves for several industrial and municipal water applications.

VAF supplies products to several markets including industrial water reuse, water and wastewater, cooling towers, seawater, river intake water, well water, groundwater re-injection, irrigation and more.

The premier product of VAF is V-Series which is a self-cleaning screen filter that is claimed to remove suspended solids from 1500 to 10 microns in diameter.

The acquisition integrates VAF’s self-cleaning, screen filtration systems with Neptune Bensons media based filters including the Defender Regenerative Media Filters, Vortisand cross-flow microsand filters and Legacy Sand Filters.

It strengthens Neptune Benson’s and Evoqua’s offerings within industrial and municipal markets, enabling them to offer filtration solutions ranging from 1500 microns down to submicron filtration.

Evoqua’s Neptune Benson President Ken Rodi said: "We are pleased to welcome VAF to the Neptune Benson and Evoqua family.

"This acquisition expands Neptune’s presence in industrial markets and complements our existing filtration product lines; allowing us to offer a media-free filter in applications that may not need the Defender or Vortisand’s level of filtration."

With the newly acquired technology, the two companies can now filter, disinfect, treat and improve billions of gallons of water in industrial, municipal and recreational water markets.

VAF President Glenn Dobbs said: "We are enthusiastic to join the Neptune/Evoqua team.

"This acquisition provides VAF Filtration additional resources, products and an increased presence worldwide to better support our diverse market channels"