A new dimension in separation technology, a self-cleaning filter, originally patented by
the University of South Australia and critically tested by industry. It is now being sold under the ‘Baleen’ Trademark.
The word ‘Baleen’ is an anatomical description for the whalebone that belongs to a group of filter-feeding whales.
The baleen is essentially the filter mechanism that enables the whale to collect plankton, small fish and other marine organisms from the
water during feeding.
The combination of a sweeping action of the tongue and the reversing of the water flows as the whales dive and re-surface
during feeding, enable them to capture and strain food, then clean their baleen prior to the next dive.
The Baleen Filter technology is an adaptation of this natural technique used by whales to keep their baleen clean and free
from long-term deposits.