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What is the BioProtector?
The Bio Protector is a combination of two effective treatment processes, being physical Filtration process and a biological filtration process. This system is engineered to combine these two processes to form a complete and effective process to remove a large range of contaminants. The entire system uses the hydraulic flow of the stormwater to push the water through our dual filtration process. The system is easily applied into a large range of applications, including streetscapes, parking areas, urban environments, highways and industrial settings in a compact form. This system has a small footprint on its installation environment allowing it to be easily installed into any situation or in combination with a range of other Protector products, even suitable for installation downstream of detention systems, making it the only biofilter capable of this.
The system works in a very basic process, but to high effect. The stormwater enters the Storm protector system through an inlet grate, with the position of the system being placed in a high catchment area. The water initially flows through Protector Filter in an initial capture chamber. The water builds up around the filtration, and using the processes of adsorption and retention, the first stage of the system removes sediment, gross pollutants and larger contaminants. The water then flows into our bioretention media where it removes pollutants, hydrocarbons, phosphorus, heavy metals, bacteria and other contaminates through immobilisation and capture and are then decomposed or volatised and become incorporated into the bioretention filter. This process also allows the removal of oils, as the oils and water separate during the process, and due to density differences, rise out of the water flow system. The water then enters the flow pipes which are all incorporated with miniscule holes for the water to flow through and then is carried into the final capture area. From this the treated water is discharged into the stormwater system that is already in place, to be moved to onwards.
Ease of combination with other protector products. As the BioProtector system is a tertiary treatment system, it can be used in conjunction with the primary and secondary treatment solutions protector has available to provide a complete system. Especially in conjunction with the EcoProtector, a gross pollutant trap, to remove the larger debris that would other wise cause clogging and increased maintenance on the BIOPROTECTOR.
A high quality advantage of the BioProtector system is its efficient bypass system in the case of high flow storm conditions. The system has a simply designed bypass system to allow for overflow of storm water around the bioretention system and filter in case of high water flow rates. This system however does not filter out the contaminants as the regular flow system would but has an oil and hydrocarbon trap system to ensure that these contaminants are removed. After the case of high storms, the system should be check and maintenance may nee to be conducted.
This version of the BioProtector uses a curb drain inlet that simple has the flow through a curb from the road as runoff into the inlet. This is best placed in locations on the roadside, or in a parking lot. This configuration has the most common configuration, accepting runoff and utilising its ability to remove almost all oil and petrol runoff from a high vehicle traffic are.
This system has its inlet coming directly from a drainpipe into the inlet location situated in the front of the BioProtector. Due to the BioProtectors ability to remove heavy metals such as mercury, lead and copper the use of this treatment system combined with a rooftop drainage system cause a simple solution to the cleaning and treatment of rooftop runoff. This system can be simply installed adjacent to a building near a pre-existing drainpipe system and retrofitted simply into position.
This system one in which the runoff simple is taken from any surface and runs directly into the ground level grate and into the system. This design is hence at ground level and can be implemented in pathways, parking islands or garden landscapes to provide a clean water treatment system. This grated inlet system is best suited to sump conditions and can also be combined with inlet pipe flow systems from upstream catchment basins.
This system is the most easily retrofitted system available in the BioProtector series. This system accepts upstream drainage flow from basins, wet ponds or detention systems and can be simply inserted into any pre-existing water system. This system is hence the only form of bioretention and filtration system that can be installed downstream of detention systems, making it unique and effective form of water treatment.
The Installation of the BioProtector follows a simple process. A complete installation hand book is supplied to ensure the installation goes smoothly and to plan. The guide provides advice for lifting, OHS measures, handling techniques and other important requirements.
All of the Protector range have been individually engineered to handle the toughest environmental situations and proven in the toughest environments such as high water tables and volcanic soils. Problems in these areas have been solved with the installation of the BioProtector.
The Packaged BioProtectors are engineered to the following Standards:BS4994 – 1987, AS/NZS 1546.1:1998. Hydraulic and civil engineering can also be provided to your requirements.