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e, then r
eplac
e with new
e
cont
aminat
ed and ineff
ectiv
trenuous t
ask sinc
e the media had
evon-based indus
trial filtr
ation and was
t
media. It was a s
D
t, Micr
omac Filtr
ation,
treatment specialis
to be manuall
y r
emo
ved bef
ore the t
ank was
oor built t
o pr
ovide support f
or
has suc
ces
sfull
y c
ompl
eted a major r
efurb-
cleaned and a new fl
own in.
the fr
esh plas
tic media, which was bl
omac
ishment pr
oject on a Biot
ower oper
ated by Augean
st time that the
ver a month, with Micr
Treatment Ltd. It was the fir
The pr
oject t
ook jus
t o
om s
tart t
o
verhaul
ed and despit
e the
ven days per week fr
Biot
ower had been o
teams working se
ower is
ete the job. The Biot
project pr
oving t
o be c
onsider
abl
y mor
e ar
duous
omac
st envisaged, Micr
finish in or
der t
o c
ompl
ate of r
eco
very has e
xceeded
and labour int
ensiv
e then fir
oject t
o a suc
ces
s-
working again and its r
still suc
ceeded in bringing the pr e
xpect
ations l
eading t
o incr
eased bott
om line
or Augean T
reatment.
ful c
onclusion on time and within budget.
financial efficiency f
et-l
eading UK based
Augean T
reatment is a mark
oup
“Originall
y, we wer
e attr
act
ed t
o Micr
omac by the
easonabl
e
esour
ce management gr
specialis
t was
te and r
timesc
ales the
y pr
oposed and their r
deliv
ering a br
oad r
ange of servic
es t
o the hazar
dous
cos
ts,” e
xplained Tim Y
oung, Sit
e Manager at
vonmouth sit
e. “Howe
ver, in
was
te sect
or. The gr
oup off
ers c
ommer
cial and
ompl
ex, l
egislation
Augean T
reatment’
s A
ed bes
t for us was Micr
omac’
s
complianc
e led solutions in a c hindsight, what work
driv
en mark
et.
e
ability t
o run the pr
oject without t
oo much disruption
om our own
es high and with a 15 metr
to our sit
e and minimal input fr
Standing at o
ver 7 metr
per
sonnel.”
diamet
er, the Biot
ower is on sit
e at Augean
tall
ed in
xperienc
e of working with the
Treatment’
s A
vonmouth works. It was ins
“Based on our e
ert
ainl
y work with them
2001 t
o tr
eat was
te output fr
om the on-sit
e Effluent
Micr
omac t
eam, we would c
e,” Tim Y
oung c
oncluded.
Plant prior t
o dischar
ge t
o a sewer
. The was
te
again on pr
ojects in the futur
mat
erials tr
eat
ed ar
e primaril
y wat
ers split fr
om
was
te oil / wat
er mixtur
es on sit
e and inc
oming
Specialis
t was
te tr
eatment kno
wl
edge
st time that
was
te wat
er c
ont
aminat
ed with or
ganics that
The Biot
ower r
efurbishment was the fir
ation and it was
cannot be put t
o sewer
s by the was
te pr
oduc
er.
Micr
omac had work
ed on this applic
The Biot
ower is a lar
ge t
ank fill
ed with plas
tic
abl
e t
o bring knowl
edge and e
xperienc
e of working
o be tr
eat
ed is pumped t
o the
media: the effluent t
in other indus
try sect
ors with heavil
y c
ont
aminat
ed
top of the t
ank and spr
ayed thr
ough f
our r
otating
mat
erials.
ve the media. The effluent is
ower that we
dis
tribution arms abo
es
“It wasn’t until we opened up the Biot
spr
ayed e
venl
y o
ver the plas
tic media and trickl
ank, wher
e it c
oll
ects
realised jus
t what a chall
enge we had on our
oject Manager at
thr
ough it t
o the base of the t
oces
s is r
epeat
ed. This r
ecir
cu-
hands,” c
omment
ed Lee Gilbert, Pr
in a sump and the pr
Micr
omac Filtr
ation. “Not jus
t the degr
ee of e
xces
s
ales
lation pr
oces
s r
epeats se
ver
al times. The effluent
ged. By trickling
ound, but also the tight timesc
biomas
s that we f
flows o
ver a weir and is then dischar
aken. Despit
e this, we battl
ed
that we had undert
the effluent o
ver the plas
tic media, which has a high
thr
ough and deliv
ered a solution which meets our
surf
ace ar
ea, it is o
xygenat
ed so bact
eria and other
prof
essional s
tandar
ds, on time, in budget and
organisms c
an gr
ow
. These or
ganisms eat the
eaning it t
o a
orner
s.”
without cutting any c
cont
aminants within the effluent, cl
omac Filtr
ation, its
For mor
e inf
ormation on Micr
o
stat
e that c
an be l
egall
y disposed of t
o the sewer
.
ets it serv
es, go t
products and the mark
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omacfiltr
ation.ltd.uk
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ed Micr
omac Filtr
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reatment appoint
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