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 to receive a quote or to obtain purchasing information.


  • Tertiary treatment
  • Pre-filtration for membrane systems
  • Membrane reject water
  • Water reuse (Title 22)
  • Primary clarifier effluent
  • Wet weather flows (CSO/SSO)


  • 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
  • Capable of phosphorous removal below .2 mg/l
  • Media life in excess of ten years (little to no media loss)

“The Fuzzy Filters do an excellent job. The turbidity of the water coming out of the Fuzzy Filters is usually less than one NTU (nephelometric turbidity unit). Our permit limit is five NTU. We never have turbidity problems, and the fact that the water has very low turbidity means the ultra-violet disinfection process works better, because turbidity blocks UV light.” – Norm Hughes, Treatment Utilities Supervisor for Lake Havasu City