The Baleen Filter offers several important advantages when compared with many conventional screening and filtration systems.
As the cost of wastewater treatment and sludge disposal matures, the unique Baleen technology increases process efficiency and the capability of existing treatment plants resulting in major long term economic benefits, in terms of reduced capital and operating costs, and positive environmental oucomes, due to increased recycling and lower carbon emissions.
As a primary treatment system, the Baleen Filter can separate and recover near 100% of viable settleable (and floatable) matter, and when combined with flocculation chemistry, sub-visible suspended substances, an outcome typically not possible with conventional secondary approaches. The results in both a very cost effective primary and secondary stage of water treatment, enabling customers to readily realise recycling opportunities with minimal operating costs.
In terms of secondary treatment, for processes requiring biological treatment, the Baleen Filter can operate in conjunction with bio-chemical methods to directly enhance treatment efficiency by way of influent pre-treatment, sludge dewatering or polishing of the resultant treated stream. Therefore, the Baleen Filter enables energy-efficient water reclamation and by-product recovery opportunities.
Refer the table below for a summary of the Baleen Filter's performance in relation to key factors and conventional methods used.