Anua Introduces Eliminite Recirculation Biofilter To A Broader Market

Anua Introduces Eliminite Recirculation Biofilter To A Broader Market
Charles Ray, right, environmental manager North America for Anua, talks with a 2015 WWETT Show attendee about the MetaRocks media found in Eliminite recirculation biofilter systems.

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As states continue to crack down on the amount of nitrogen released into groundwater, onsite installers need solutions. Anua believes Eliminite offers an answer.

The Eliminite recirculation biofilter is a modular system aimed at areas with high nitrogen sensitivity. Anua rolled out its alliance with Eliminite at the 2015 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show.

“Our products have to fit needs and fill voids in the market,” says Colin Bishop, Anua’s environmental director North America. “There is a great need out there for a robust nitrogen-reduction system that’s also
low-maintenance. That’s why Eliminite is such a great fit for us.” 

In the Eliminite system, septic tank effluent flows from the residential or commercial building into the watertight biofilter, where suspended MetaRocks media provides a large surface area for microorganisms to attach and grow. MetaRocks are constructed from closed-cell polyurethane resins with deep-contoured channels that provide large, open pores for passive air transfer. A coating of coarse sand and finely crushed recycled glass enables a thin liquid film to cover the surface to promote even, consistent bacterial growth.

After filtering through the MetaRocks, effluent is pumped from the recirculation chamber into gravel trenches, chambers, LPP, drip irrigation or other dispersal methods. The biofilter system helps protect local water resources by removing more than 90 percent total nitrogen from the waste stream.

“We thought this was a terrific fit for the WWETT Show audience simply because of the increasing awareness regarding the negative effects of high nitrogen levels in groundwater,” says Bishop. “It’s obviously something that a lot of our installer customers are concerned with.”

According to Bishop, Eliminite benefits Anua by providing a system with superior effluent quality, including total nitrogen reduction, in order to meet stringent state and local regulatory requirements. Eliminite fits into Anua’s portfolio of solutions which provide flexibility and fit into the “building-blocks” concept for clean water.

“Eliminite is engineered for residential, community and commercial applications, including high-strength waste establishments,” says Bishop. “Any time we can find a product that fits several applications, it’s a good thing.”

Bishop says his company was pleased with the response Eliminite received at the 2015 show, and the company’s plans include increasing its educational offerings even more in the next year.

“We’ve handed out more information here this year than we ever have, which tells me that installers are very concerned with changing regulations and staying up-to-date on the latest technology,” he says. “We’ll definitely be back next year with new opportunities for our customers to learn about.” 800/787-2356;


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