“FITT® for the Purpose Intended”
– Supports Sustainable Construction with Environmental Benefits
Water reuse is a proven approach to combat the current and future situations with population growth, urbanization, and persistent droughts. In addition to these issues, pollution and contamination compound these challenges and innovative measures will be required to identify effective solutions to these challenges and develop sustainable water solutions. Our commitment is to build a better world by advancing better water treatment technologies. Bio-Microbics products are an integrating water strategy for the rural/urban environment. Tested and certified by many National and International Certification programs, they allow long term operational performance for wastewater treatment.
SIMPLE | LOW-COST | ROBUST
Towards sustainability, from adaptive reuse to new construction, environmentally-conscious property owners are looking for ways to offset the limited supply and rising cost of potable water resources.
Focused on the LEED principles of sustainable sites and water efficiency, clients of our Distributors want technology that promotes best management practices (BMPs) and provides water conservation and efficiency in landscaping and reuse. Additionally, the implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) practices for stormwater and water management projects are equally important with the sustainable principle of valuing water on a site and seeking opportunities for sites to mimic more natural hydrologic conditions through surface runoff volume reductions.
With many benefits for onsite treatment, a BioBarrier® MBR, BioBarrier® HSMBR®, and/or FAST® Treatment System treats wastewater to higher standards over conventional methods. After tertiary treatment, water from a BioBarrier® MBR, BioBarrier® HSMBR®, and/or FAST® Treatment System can be reused for water reuse opportunities:
- Provide drip irrigation for landscaping, gardens, green walls, etc.
- Provide (non-contact with edible portions) irrigation of small-scale agriculture and/or vegetable gardens.
- Toilet flushing water
- For larger Commercial Properties: Use reclaimed water for cooling in thermal power generation.
- For larger Commercial Properties: Process water for power or various production or manufacturing processes.
- Use as “cleaning” water for machine wash down or other non-potable use.
Bio-Microbics’ systems are a scalable, efficient solution to significantly lower the cost of wastewater pretreatment, which enables our customers, regardless of their size, to gain a rapid return on their investment. As consumer demand continues to grow for incorporating sustainable water reuse solutions, Bio-Microbics will respond by providing a number of treatment technologies that assist in completing the project on budget and to the satisfaction of the owners and local regulations.
Certified Water (blackwater/greywater) Recycling technologies that combats drought-ridden and water scarce-prone areas. Bio-Microbics focuses on providing advanced, wastewater treatment systems that are design efficient and support sustainable construction goals for resilient homes or long-term performance of buildings. Using Fixed Integrated Treatment Technologies (FITT™), Bio-Microbics FAST® and BioBarrier® systems have proven themselves to meet the rigorous demands of the most challenging projects. Our products deliver consistent high performance in a simple, pre-engineered, modular design for easy shipment around the globe:
- Water efficient landscaping
- Onsite Water reuse
- Innovative wastewater technologies
- Environmentally-friendly construction practices
- Erosion and sedimentation control
- Stormwater management
- Energy reduction and optimization
- Existing Building Improvements
- Operations and maintenance optimization
- Construction waste reduction
- Local and regional materials
- Rapidly renewable materials use
- Reducing and Recycling Waste
These NSF/ANSI Std 245 certified systems provide nitrogen reduction for residential wastewater treatment systems (400 gallons and 1500 gallons per day). FAST® and BioBarrier® systems (.5-1.5) met the following effluent concentrations averaged over the course of the testing period (6 months). The NSF/ANSI Standard 245 defines total nitrogen reduction requirements to meet the growing demand for nutrient reduction in coastal areas and sensitive environments. NSF/ANSI 245 covers residential wastewater treatment systems with rated capacities between 400 and 1,500 gallons (1,514 and 5,678 liters) per day. (http://www.nsf.org/services/by-industry/water-wastewater/onsite-wastewater/nitrogen-reduction):
- CBOD5 – 25 mg/L
- TSS – 30 mg/L
- Total Nitrogen – at least a 50% average of influent TKN
- pH – 6.0 to 9.0 SU
The NSF/ANSI Standard 350 blackwater/greywater certified systems has a pass/fail criteria of 10 mg/l of CBOD5 and TSS. Turbidity of less than 5 NTU and E. Coli of less than 14 MPN/100 ml. (http://www.nsf.org/services/by-industry/water-wastewater/onsite-wastewater/onsite-reuse-water-treatment-systems/) The BioBarrier test results were non-detectable CBOD5 and TSS. Turbidity of 0.25 NTU and E. Coli of 1.3 MPN/100 ml.
Bio-Microbics systems provide a reduction of 80-99% in the organic loading and minimize solids and pollutants during the robust, in-the-tank treatment process. Treating water to higher standards for non-potable water reuse opportunities (i.e. irrigation, backflow for toilets, sprinkler systems, equipment wash down, etc.), an onsite system can reduce the dependencies on potable water resources. Water recycling methods are not a matter of energy vs. materials recovery; rather, it relies on the appropriate treatment process employed to achieve optimum results. Only then, can “waste” become a resource. For applications such as lawn irrigation and toilet flushing, more homeowners are turning to onsite wastewater to reduce their impact on the environment.