An East of England based company specialises in the research & development, design, manufacture and supply of random filter media for improved aeration of biological treatment plants. The products improve aerobic treatment across a wide range of applications, from a municipal sewage treatment plant down to a garden pond. They are looking for experienced industry based partners for commercial agency and distribution services agreements.
Conventional wastewater treatment consists of a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes and operations to remove solids, organic matter and, sometimes, nutrients from wastewater. The concept of all biological methods of wastewater treatment is to introduce contact with bacteria (cells), which feed on the organic materials in the wastewater, thereby reducing its BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) content. The East of England company designs, manufactures and supplies Random Biological Filter Media to improve aerobic treatment across the full range of applications – from the largest municipal sewage treatment plant down to a garden fishpond. With the philosophy of increased surface area, the biological filter media are injection-moulded in recycled polypropylene with specific design features to increase the efficiency of the effluent treatment process. In a choice of spherical and tube formats, to suit the application, the random filter media provide excellent ventilation to speed-up the aerobic reaction, and also have high voidage to prevent blocking (and the resulting slowing-down) of the wastewater treatment process that might occur. With purpose-designed features, the media are an excellent alternative to traditional mineral-based media and are ideal for improved performance in new wastewater treatment plants. In addition, they are perfect for overcoming problems in established trickling filter beds. Polypropylene biological filter media of the relevant dimensions can replace all or part of the mineral-based media to improve system efficiency where it has become impaired by overloading. Prospective partners should have significant experience in the wastewater treatment sector and a network of active contacts for sales opportunities. The company is looking to recruit a network of either agents or distributors across Europe depending on the expertise and the skills of the partner. Prospective partners will be operating in or have significant experience in the water industry and the partnership would be either a commercial agency or distribution services agreement.
Innovations and advantages
Can be used as a direct replacement for gravel media, thus increasing both the degree of treatment and capacity of existing trickling filters • Their media greatly increase the contact time of the wastewater within the media, resulting in high efficiency with minimum recirculation • Due to continuous redistribution of water flow, the media offer a very high resistance to clogging • Settling effluent Total Suspended Solids (TSS) is much lower • Spherical shape designs feature triangular fins which increase the total surface area and encourage the formation of the biological films of bacteria, protozoa and fungi which will eat and biologically break down the organic content • The edges are serrated, this enables them to interlock in the filter bed giving excellent mechanical strength • They assist to distribute wastewater thoroughly, enhancing mixing and contact between wastewater and bacteria • They increase mean cell residence time thus increasing the efficiency of the wastewater treatment unit • Light weight, easy installation • The surface textures offer a key which enables biomass or bacteria to adhere by special means, to lessen loss of media during installation procedures The company has a Quality Management System certified by AJA Registrars Quality Assurance as conforming to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 applicable to the process design of biomedia filtration as sold in to the environmental pollution control, wastewater and effluent treatment systems. The company is also able to develop tailor-made solutions for non-standard applications if required.
10004001 Industrial Water Treatment
10004002 Municipal Water Treatment
Market application codes
08004003 Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems
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Area of partner's activity
Prospective partners should have significant experience in the wastewater treatment sector and a network of active contacts for sales opportunities. The company is looking to recruit a network of either agents or distributors across Europe depending on the expertise and the skills of the partner. The partner will be from the water industry and the partnership would be either a commercial agency or distribution services agreement.