Product Focus - August 2020

Product Focus - August 2020

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Advanced Treatment Units

BioMicrobics BioBarrier HSMBR
The BioBarrier HSMBR (High Strength Membrane Bioreactor) system from BioMicrobics offers onsite installers an alternative way to treat and reuse all wastewater on a property. They don’t require external pumps, valves, clarifiers and the associated control system, nor costly chemicals, additives or add-on disinfection. While conventional treatment processes focus on the degradation of the waste and nutrients (i.e., nitrogen and phosphorus), the membranes physically separate much smaller microorganisms and contaminants that create turbidity. Using biological processes and membrane separation to treat wastewater and engineered to fit most residential (small to large) and commercial applications, the system is designed to treat water to be 99.9% clean of contaminants. 800-753-3278;

Clarus Environmental Fusion  
Clarus Environmental’s Fusion 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 in any approved septic tank and is designed 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 break down under anoxic conditions, while the wastewater is aerated with biomedia and low-noise submersible pumps in the secondary compartment. The second stage occurs in a separate treatment unit, treating nitrogen and phosphorus through a no-maintenance membrane and ozone disinfection system. The process lets water and salt pass through, while rejecting the solids and dissolved organic contaminants to create an output suitable for surface discharge. According to the maker, the clogged field begins to percolate water in as little as eight to 12 weeks when the biomat is thin enough to allow water to get through at a reasonable rate. 513-673-3583;

Presby Environmental Advanced Enviro-Septic System
The Advanced Enviro-Septic (AES) System from Presby Environmental is a passive onsite wastewater treatment system for residential, commercial and community use that’s designed to remove 99% of wastewater contaminants. It requires no replacement media or additives and no electricity or mechanical devices. The NSF 40 Class 1-certified system treats effluent efficiently, providing long system life while protecting the environment, according to the maker. It quickly and naturally establishes multiple bacterial treatment environments throughout the system that break down and digest wastewater contaminants that leave the septic tank. Following the filtering of suspended solids and biological treatment, it releases highly purified wastewater to the soil, recharging the groundwater and preventing soil and groundwater contamination. It is BNQ certified for secondary and advanced secondary treatment. 800-473-5298;

Aeration System

Geomatrix Systems SoilAir
SoilAir from Geomatrix Systems intermittently aerates the drain/leachfield and surrounding soils rather than constantly aerating 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-family 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;

Aerobic System

SeptiTech STAAR filter systems
SeptiTech STAAR (Smart Trickling Anaerobic/Aerobic Recirculating) filter systems are designed for residential and commercial properties with minimal operator oversight while delivering consistent treatment even during peak, low or intermittent flows. Using an unsaturated, engineered textile media to treat wastewater that meets strict permit limits, the commercial filter system provides a simple, automatic equalization and clarification process for 500- to more than 150,000-gpd flows. The biological trickling filter technology also maintains low levels of Nitrate-N, with all below-grade components that fit in watertight concrete, plastic or fiberglass tanks. Smart technology allows the system to go into a sleep mode to achieve lower operating costs and power requirements. Systems are ETV-EPA verified and NSF/ANSI Standard 40/245 certified. 800-753-3278;


Scienco/FAST - a division of BioMicrobics SciCHLOR
SciCHLOR from Scienco/FAST - a division of BioMicrobics is a sodium hypochlorite generator designed to give a large span of markets a safe and effective way to disinfect. With salt, water and electricity, the system with multipass SciCELL electro-chemical activation, or ECA, technology will produce an available supply of 10 to 60 pounds chlorine-equivalent/day sizes. Connected to an incoming water source and with multiple operating modes, the brine solution makes multiple passes through the low-voltage DC electrolytic cell to provide a reliable method for the needs of medium to large onsite disinfection applications. Its recirculation method keeps control of desired chlorine concentration while the assembly minimizes maintenance downtime. 866-652-4539;

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 work 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;

Norweco Singulair Green
The Singulair Green HDPE system from Norweco offers a solution to difficult tank delivery concerns such as limited site access and steep grades. The system treats up to 600 gpd. Treatment occurs in the pretreatment, aeration and final clarification chambers. Activated sludge recirculates to the aeration chamber via a biostatic sludge return mounted in the aeration/clarification wall. Effluent in the clarification chamber enters the biokinetic filter and is equalized and filtered. Model TNT (Total Nitrogen Treatment) reduces total nitrogen by more than 68%. Designed for easy installation, operation and maintenance, the TNT system minimizes effluent nitrogen concentrations reliably and economically. 800-667-9326;

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;

Recirculating Filters

Anua BioCoir
The BioCoir recirculating media biofilter from Anua is designed to be simple to install and easy to operate. It provides stable treatment across a broad range of applications, with no noisy blowers or motors running constantly, according to the maker. It uses a coconut coir media housed in a preassembled pod; coir refers to the fibers that make up the thick husk of a coconut fruit. The coconut fiber is low cost, an upcycled resource and high in lignin content, which results in a durable material. Pretreated effluent is time-dosed over the media using specially designed helical spray nozzles to provide uniform distribution. Treatment is optimized by recirculating effluent through the media multiple times. It is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 40, Class I and third-party tested to reduce nitrogen by more than 50%. Residential and commercial configurations are available. 336-547-9338;

Delta Treatment Systems ECOPOD-N
The ECOPOD-N fixed-film bioreactor system from Delta Treatment Systems is a self-contained device that houses engineered PVC media designed to treat domestic wastewater. Five models accommodate daily flows of 500 to 1,500 gpd, with customizable options for commercial applications up to 100,000 gpd. It is suitable for individual residential installations, cluster designs and commercial wastewater treatment applications. It is certified to ANSI/NSF International Standards 40 and 245 and is Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs acceptable. It can be inserted into a standard-size septic tank or vault to provide quiet, odorless operation, and it is suitable for intermittent usage with an average nitrogen reduction greater than 50%. It also minimizes sludge production, reducing pumpout frequency, according to the maker. 800-219-9183;

Ecoflo / Premier Tech Aqua Biofilter
The Ecoflo / Premier Tech Aqua Biofilter is an energy-free treatment that uses a renewable, compostable coconut husk filter, giving it a low carbon footprint. Most models come preassembled and ready to use. 800-632-6356;

UV Disinfection

Jet Inc. Illumi-Jet UV disinfection unit
The Illumi-Jet UV disinfection unit from Jet Inc. is capable of reducing fecal coliform bacteria levels to well below the most stringent U.S. treatment standards, according to the maker. It uses a germicidal lamp that emits 95% of the ultraviolet energy at the wavelength of 254 nanometers. This wavelength is in the region of maximum germicidal effectiveness and is lethal to virus, bacteria, protozoa and mold. The disinfection chamber couples directly with any system’s 4-inch discharge pipe, and it is permanently installed below grade. When fully inserted, the lamp housing is correctly positioned by an integrated keyway near the top of the disinfection chamber and creates a well-defined flow path, ensuring system effluent has the proper ultraviolet exposure time. Under standard operating conditions, fecal coliform reduction exceeds 99.9%. 800-321-6960;

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; 


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