The Fuzzy Filter® is an innovative and cost effective filter. The filter is very high-rate, compact, modular, and applicable to a wide variety of water and wastewater applications. The filter uses a nominal 30” deep media bed comprised of individual 1.25” diameter compressible synthetic fiber spheres, and achieves a high rate of solids removal down to 4 microns. The total porosity of the filter bed can be mechanically altered to suit influent characteristics by mechanically compressing the media. The operator can now adjust media porosity to suit his influent characteristics – and he can do so with the push of a button. The media porosity and solids removal can be optimized to maximize solids capture and run time. The filter uses influent water to wash. By utilizing violent air scour in conjunction with positive media retention, the filter media cleans easily with very little wash water, and without media loss.

The Fuzzy Filter® is available sizes from 2.25 to 64 ft2 with flows ranging from 0.13 MGD to 3.68 MGD at a loading rate of 40 GPM/ft2.

Please contact Schreiber at 205-655-7466 or email info@schreiberwater.com to receive a quote or to obtain purchasing information.


  • Side stream filtration
  • Pre-filtration for Reverse Osmosis
  • Wastewater tertiary treatment & Reuse – Primary clarifier effluent
  • Membrane reject water reuse
  • River water influent
  • Process water conditioning


  • Ease of installation and low operating costs
  • High flow rate (40+ GPM/ft2)
  • Dramatic space savings (20% of granular media filters)
  • Low wash water usage (1-2%)
  • No clean water used in media washing
  • High solids storage
  • Pore adjustability through media bed compression
  • Experience advantages of depth filter and multi media
  • Media life in excess of ten years (little to no media loss)