StormFilter targets industrial markets
Apr 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Stormwater Management Inc has introduced the stormwater management StormFilter for industrial markets. The announcement follows 15 months of testing and the qualification of the StormFilter for removal of common industrial pollutants.
The StormFilter, a modular, siphonic media filtration system, treats polluted water flows created by runoff at industrial sites. It removes particulate and dissolved metals, hydrocarbons, oils, and suspended solids. The system requires no electrical power or chemicals, and it has sufficient pollutant removal capacity to extend the maintenance interval. It uses sustainable gravitational energy and has only one moving part.
A StormFilter system typically consists of a structure that houses rechargeable, media-filled filter cartridges. Stormwater from storm drains or surface runoff is percolated through these media-filled cartridges, which trap particulates and remove pollutants. During filtering, the StormFilter also removes surface scum and debris, as well as floating oil and grease. An integral air-scouring mechanism assures the StormFilter does not plug. Once filtered through the media, the treated stormwater is directed to a storm drainage pipe or discharged to an open channel or stream.
The StormFilter has been shown to reduce toxicity of stormwater by removing heavy metals and neutralizing acid rainwater among other mechanisms. It is offered in multiple configurations: precast concrete; catch basin (steel, concrete, or plastic); downspout; and cast-in-place concrete. For more information, contact Stormwater Management, 12021-B NE Airport Way, Portland OR 97220.
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