Product Focus - August 2019

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Advanced Treatment Units

BioMicrobics MicroFAST

MicroFAST wastewater treatment systems or MicroFITT-ee (energy-efficient version) systems from BioMicrobics are integrated into a standard septic tank. With the SFR feature, alternate modes include intermittent operation of the blower to reduce electricity usage up to 45% and recirculation of nitrified wastewater to the primary settling chamber for added denitrification. Biosolids treatment and sludge digestion are designed to reduce treatment cost and maintenance. Available in 500- to more than 9,000-gpd configurations, technology scales up for larger residential and commercial flows. A stable treatment process with fully submerged, fixed-film media and the effectiveness of activated sludge treatment help in certain difficult applications and where infrastructure may not be available, according to the maker. The effluent meets secondary quality requirements and can be distributed to a soil treatment system or water reuse applications. Larger MyFAST and MacroFITT configurations offer up to 2 million-gpd flow. 913-422-0707;

Clarus Environmental Fusion  

Clarus Environmental’s Fusion treatment systems are drop-in wastewater treatment units designed for decentralized applications where effluent quality must meet or exceed secondary treatment standards. They are designed for residential, commercial and small community applications and are available in 450- to 4,000-gpd treatment capacities. All models up to 800 gpd are NSF/ANSI Standard 40 certified to produce effluent quality of 9 mg/L CBOD5 and 9 mg/L TSS. The design enables installation without a pretreatment tank, making it suitable for sites with limited space. Effluent disposal options include conventional trenches, dosed systems, drip irrigation or disinfection with direct discharge. 800-928-7867;

NextGen Septic GenX Retrofit

GenX Retrofit septic technology from NextGen Septic can be installed into any approved septic tank and works to repair a clogged soil drainfield. It includes a compact, stand-alone, automated, two-stage treatment system for domestic sewage that produces a clean-water output. The sewage is collected in a tank, where solids are broken down under anoxic conditions, while the wastewater is aerated with biomedia and submersible pumps in the secondary compartment. The second stage, which occurs in a separate treatment unit, treats nitrogen and phosphorus through a no-maintenance-required membrane and ozone disinfection system that lets water and salt pass through, while rejecting the solids and dissolved organic contaminants to create a clean-water output suitable for surface discharge. The clogged field begins to percolate water in as little as eight to 12 weeks, once the biomat thickness becomes small enough to allow water to get through at a reasonable rate, according to the maker. 513-673-3583;

Norweco Singulair R3

The Singulair R3 water reuse system from Norweco is designed to reduce water consumption, reuse treated effluent, and recycle water to conserve and recharge water resources. It provides a solution to chronic water shortages and reduces energy costs associated with water and wastewater treatment. According to the manufacturer, the system quietly, efficiently and automatically treats all incoming wastewater to a high level for restricted indoor and unrestricted outdoor use. The system exceeds effluent requirements of NSF/ANSI Standards 40, 245 and 350 and qualifies for Green Building credits under both the LEED rating system and the National Association of Home Builders ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. 800-667-9326;

Aeration System

Geomatrix Systems SoilAir

SoilAir from Geomatrix Systems intermittently aerates the drain/leachfield and the surrounding soils rather than constantly aerating the wastewater in a tank. This process allows rapid rejuvenation of failed septic systems, extends the life span of new leachfields and enhances treatment, according to the maker. Systems can serve single and multifamily homes, as well as challenging and high-strength waste streams, such as restaurants, hotels, marinas, laundromats, health care facilities, grocery stores, food processing facilities and convenience stores. 888-764-5247;

Knight Treatment Systems White Knight Microbial Inoculator Generator

The White Knight Microbial Inoculator Generator from Knight Treatment Systems offers an enhanced form of aerobic treatment technology that introduces, cultivates and releases selected microorganisms. It is designed to be simple to install in most septic tanks. It can be used to retrofit outdated ATUs and package treatment plants and enhance the performance of community and high-strength wastewater treatment systems in addition to septage processing facilities. 800-560-2454;

Nitrogen Reduction Systems

Eliminite Commercial C-Series

The Commercial C-Series system from Eliminite is designed to provide reliable treatment with emphasis on total nitrogen reduction for high-strength waste applications such as worker camps, RV parks, restaurants, ski and golf resorts, breweries, mines and agricultural operations. It is designed to work with locally sourced tanks and components when possible. MetaRocks treatment media is designed to withstand a variety of high-strength waste-loading scenarios, particularly where clogging and odor control are major considerations. The system is scalable and may be adapted to suit specific phasing requirements, site constraints and unique demands. 888-406-2289;

Jet Inc. J-1500CF Series

The J-1500CF Series nutrient-reducing BAT media plant from Jet Inc. offers variable capacity in a NSF 245 tested treatment system. It provides complete effluent treatment from 500 to 1,500 gpd. The 500- and 800-gpd PLT Series tanks are the lightweight, rotational molded alternative to the concrete J-1500CF Series. The seamless polyethylene tanks are easy to transport and install in the most difficult site conditions. The system uses a 700++ aerator, effluent filter and the Jet 197 control panel, which cycles the aerator to reduce the nitrogen by over 60%. 800-321-6960;

Orenco Systems AdvanTex AX20-RTUV

The AdvanTex AX20-RTUV treatment system from Orenco Systems is a self-contained module that treats typical septic tank effluent to better than secondary standards, with nitrogen reduction and UV disinfection. It is designed for homes with up to four bedrooms and is suited for small sites with poor soils or that require shallow burial. It helps protect surface waters and aquifers and can be an effective solution for areas that have strict discharge limits, according to the maker. It is installed following a septic tank equipped with Biotube effluent filters. The unit eliminates the need for separate recirculation, treatment, discharge and disinfection tanks and basins, and it reduces the number of risers and lids needed in the treatment train. 800-348-9843;

Premier Tech Aqua Ecoflo Biofilter

The Ecoflo Biofilter from Premier Tech Aqua is offered as a nitrogen-removal unit using a new add-on kit. Integrating a pressurized flow divider to recirculate a fraction of the water back to the primary tank, all records and management of the dosing pump’s cycles are monitored by a simplex control panel. It is available in ready-to-use rotomolded units or concrete units integrated into existing tanks made by local precasters. The 40% increased hydraulic load of the coco media has also allowed the development of the Ecoflo PACK, an all-in-one treatment system integrating the biofilter and primary tank delivered to sites in a single monobloc configuration, reducing wait and installation time. 604-346-8199;

Peat System

Anua Puraflo Dn

The Puraflo Dn peat fiber biofilter system from Anua provides enhanced denitrification below 20 mg/L through recirculating 50% of the treated effluent back to the front end of the septic tank, according to the maker. Flow proportioning is accomplished through simple adaptations to external plumbing, allowing for a single-pump system with no aerators. In recirculation mode, each module is rated for domestic strength at 240-gpd total hydraulic loading equivalent and 120-gpd forward flow. It can be designed and installed as a combined treatment and effluent dispersal system. Treated effluent exits the modules via weep holes around the perimeter at the module base and flows into the dispersal system situated beneath the modules. Available dispersal system options are an in-ground pad or mounded pad. 336-547-9338;

UV Disinfection

Polylok PL-UV1 UV Disinfection Unit

The PL-UV1 UV Disinfection Unit from Polylok reduces bacteria levels from secondary effluent to achieve strict water-quality standards. Every component of the compact unit is engineered and constructed to provide reliable disinfection and long operational life, according to the manufacturer. It has a dual-pass design, a long-life UV bulb, weatherproof electrical components and no chemical residual or harmful byproducts. It is easy and inexpensive to install and operate, and it has low electrical usage. Flow rates for gravity flow only are 100 through 8,640 gpd, with 100 through 4,320 gpd with 30 mg/L BOD and 30 mg/L SS, and 4,321 to 8,640 gpd with 10 mg/L BOD and 10 mg/L SS. It offers a UV dose greater than 40,000 microwatt-seconds per square cm at 254 nanometers, with transmissivity of 65%. 888-765-9565;

SALCOR 3G UV Wastewater Disinfection Unit

The 3G UV Wastewater Disinfection Unit from SALCOR is used for residential, commercial and municipal applications, and it is UL-certified NEMA 6P flood-proof and NSF/Washington State Protocol six-month tested (with 21 upstream treatment systems). It inactivates bacteria/virus pathogens, including superbugs. Rated at 9,000-gpd gravity flow, it is meant as a reliable building block for large water recovery/reuse systems, according to the maker. When installed in 12-unit parallel/series arrays with ABS pipe fittings, systems can disinfect more than 100,000 gpd. Gravity flow equalizes without distribution boxes. Each unit has a foul-resistant Teflon lamp covering, two-year long-life lamp with efficient installation, minimal annual maintenance and energy use of less than 40 watts. Third party testing has confirmed that the 3G UV unit delivers a 254 mn UV dose of 55,000 microwatt-seconds per square cm on onsite effluent with UV transmittance of 31.5 percent at 8.45 gpm (12,168 gpd ). 760-731-0745; 


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