The Baleen filter technology can be applied throughout the entire water sector. Baleen can be applied to both industrial and
municipal applications to significantly improve performance of treatment processes.
Baleens advantage over conventional
separators and filters lies in its ability to continuously
remove troublesome contaminants and high grit loads from potent
wastewaters. These applications would normally cause similar
technologies to fail.
Baleen solves a long-standing industrial and
environmental problem the ability to separate fine
and troublesome contaminants such as industrial grit, biodegradable
matter, fibrous material, grease and oil from water-based
Baleen is capable of relatively high flow
rates, and continuous filtration of waste streams where the
concentration of suspended contaminants is as high as 10,000
ppm (e.g. food processing effluents).
For rich organic waste streams with these levels of contaminants the filter can handle up to 10 litres per second at 50 micron
per square metre of filter area, and may remove in excess of 95% of suspended solids (ex screening at 5 mm).
For waste streams with contaminant concentrations
less than 500 ppm (e.g. treated sewage and stormwater flows),
the flow handling capacity of the filter is considerably greater.
In these applications the filter can handle up to 50 litres per second at 50 micron for each square metre of filter area, and
may remove as much as 75% of suspended solids (ex screening at 5 mm).
A key competitive advantage lies in Baleens
relatively low capital cost and significantly low operating
costs, while maintaining a simple, reliable and effective
means to water treatment.
Coupled with other tangible benefits such
- displacement of settling volumes (tanks, dams etc)
enables direct savings in land use
- recycle and re-use of scarce water resources
- recovery of waste materials or value-added by-products
for easy disposal or sale
- reduced damage to the environment and compliance
with environmental regulations
- improved performance of conventional WWTPs