Recover® Greywater Treatment System
Introducing Greywater Treatment & Recycling!
Bio-Microbics Recover® Greywater Treatment System:
For residential, community, and commercial properties focused on ways to save, treat, and transport potable water to where they really need it, onsite water treatment and “Water Reuse Systems” are implemented as a “cutting-edge,” green-building strategy, and certain areas of the world are mandating it. Because of the environmental benefits, stringent regulations, and potential incentives that accrue, using treated wastewater as an alternate water source is a better on-site water management system.
The Recover® Greywater Treatment System has many safety features built in to protect public health. Many of these go beyond the product standard requirements. The smart controller is able to further improve system efficiency and increase user satisfaction with the system:
- Reduce water usage by up to 30%
- Toilet Leak Detection
- Auto Away Mode
- Self-cleaning Filter Procedure
- Auto Toilet Size Detection
- Provides Maintenance Reminders
Advantages and Safety Features of the Recover® Greywater Treatment System
- The Recover® system has many safety features built in to protect public health. Many of these go beyond the product standard requirements.
- On the potable water makeup connection, the incoming water goes through an approved air gap to prevent any risk of cross connection with the greywater.
- In addition, the system has an optional blue dye system which will dye the greywater a crystal blue colour. This reduces risk of cross connections should someone accidently plumb a greywater line to a fixture such as a sink.
- The system also has flood protection features which will alarm the user in the even of a high water level in the system or if the pump continues to run after a set maximum run time.
How the Recover® Benefits You
The operation and features of our current technology, which will segue nicely into the next generation of the product.
How the Recover® System Works
- First, Greywater enters the system from the showers and baths through dedicated drainage piping. The filter removes large debris like hair, lint, dirt and soap suds through a gravity filtration process
- Once the filtered water enters the tank, the pressure sensor measures the volume of water added (eg. 18 gallons) and an appropriate amount of chlorine is added.
- The pressure sensor uses an algorithm based on the cross sectional area of the tank to translate the hydrostatic pressure into an accurate volume.
- The system then chlorinates the water to 2.5 ppm which is sufficient to kill bacteria and maintain freshness, but not so much that you can smell it.
- The chlorine pucks are replaced every 3 to 4 months depending on usage.
- After the water has been chlorinated, the filter is cleaned using a high pressure spray of recycled water which removes the debris to the sanitary drain and sterilizes the screen.
- If the system runs out of greywater, there is a potable water connection which automatically supplies make-up water to the tank.
- The system can detect the size of the toilet tanks by averaging the flush refill volume, and will only add enough water to the tank to flush the toilet once. This reduces potable water use as it prioritizes the use of the greywater.
- In the event that there is a excess of greywater, for example if you have company over and the system received water from 4 or 5 showers within a short period of time, the excess greywater is automatically diverted to the drain.
- The system is also able to automatically pump the tank contents to drain. This is done periodically to remove sediment and rinse the tank, as well as to empty the tank if you are away on vacation.
Recover® Control Panel
The smart controller is able to further improve system efficiency and increase user satisfaction with the system. The system can detect if a toilet is leaking in the home through the pump signature. It can even tell you if it is a flapper leak or a fill valve issue.
If you leave the home and do not flush the toilets or add greywater to the system for 48hrs, it will assume you are away and will go into auto-away mode. We have also developed a novel way to monitor flow through the filter screen, and can tell users if the filter needs to be de-scaled.
As mentioned before, the system can tell what size toilets are in the home (1.3 or 1.6 gallon) and will only add enough potable water to flush the toilet once. We always want to prioritize the use of potable water. Lastly the system has a comprehensive maintenance and self diagnostics system which will remind users is chlorine is required or if there is an issue with any of the electro-mechanical components such as pumps or solenoid valves:
- Toilet Leak Detection
- Auto Away Mode
- Filter Maintenance
- Toilet Size Detection
- Maintenance Reminders
Recover® Product Brochures
Recover® Manuals & Technical Aids
Recover® Drawing and Specifications
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Our products are certified to the highest national and international standards in our industry. If you require additional certification marks, etc, please e-mail your request to email@example.com.
USA and International Product Certifications
The list below is a summary of a few certifications received for the products of Bio-Microbics:
- IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) Research & Testing Inc. – Reclaimed Water Conservation System for Flushing Toilets (Standards CSA B128.1-2006 & CSA B128.2-2006) – Recover® Technology
Independent Third-Party Testing
Verification programs/locations in which Bio-Microbics installed a Wastewater Treatment System for analysis of performance:
- Massachusetts Title 5 General Use – The first system described as an “Innovative and Alternative (I/A) System” to recieved the General Use Approval rating for Nitrogen Reduction
- Florida OWNRS (Onsite Wastewater Nitrogen Reduction Study) Phases I and II
- New Mexico State/New Mexico University
- University of Rhode Island
- Buzzards Bay, MA
- Ventura County, CA
- US EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV), B.C., Canada
- La Pine, OR
- Burnette, WA
- NSF International testing and evaluation for Standard 40, 245, and 350
Recent Business and Technology Awards
- 2016 President’s “E Star” Award and the 2012 President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exports, granted by the President of the United States, presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce
- 2015 Ingenuity Award Winner, Ingenuity Central @ K-State Olathe, Ingenuity Central (IC) showcases innovative companies that exemplify the newest thinking driving our community & growing our economy.
- 2015 Innovation in Marine Environmental Technology Offshore Excellence Award, based on environmental impact of marine sanitation devices and technology.
- 2014 “BEST of GreenBuild” Editor’s Choice Award, U.S. Builders Review, “Creating Better Water Treatment Solutions for a Better World…” article.
- 2011 Technology Innovation Award (Decentralized Commercial Outlets) – Frost & Sullivan – FAST® Technology
- 2011 New Product of the Year Award – Recycling Category. Environmental Protection Magazine (EPonline.com) “The financial, environmental and social benefits of ‘recycling’ are indisputable.” – BioBarrier® MBR Technology
- 2011 Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year – presented by the Governor of KS, KS Dept. of Commerce
- 2010 North American Technology Innovation Award (Water/Wastewater) – Frost & Sullivan – FAST® Technology
- 2009 Technology Merit Business Achievement Award, Water/Wastewater – Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) – BioBarrier® MBR Technology
- 2002 U.S. Export Achievement Certificate, US Dept. of Commerce, US & Foreign Commercial Service
- 2000 U.S. EPA Environmental Technology Innovator Award – U.S. EPA, Region 1 – SeptiTech® Technology