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The EcoProtector is a hydrodynamic, full capture, high-capacity trash and debris removal GPT (Gross Pollutant Trap) with superior litter and organic debris capture. The EcoProtector has been designed to remove particles greater than 5mm using physical processes tot trap solid waste such as litter and coarse sediment under low velocity conditions.
EcoProtectors are commonly used as the primary treatment for the removal of large, non-biodegradable pollutants in areas with a high fraction of impervious surfaces such as residential subdivisions, roads, car parks, industrial applications and any area that may require Stormwater treatment. Primary treatments include physical screening, rapid sedimentation and separation processes. The typical retained contaminants include gross pollutants and coarse sediments. Gross pollutant traps are most ofter used as part of a treatment process with other Stormwater treatment measures as they are not entirely effective in removing nutrient.
The process is simple in its design. The stormwater runoff enters the inlet connection and into the initial chamber. The water encounters a trash screen, which removes all gross pollutants from the stormwater. The water then is deflected off the trash screen wall and into the gross pollutant trap chamber. This chamber captures all the large pollutants and sediments. The water then enters a vortex tube, moving the heavier sediments not captured in the gross pollutant trap outwards.
This water then settles in the silt holding chamber and the sedimentation that hasn’t been removed settles on the chamber floor. As the water fills the silt chamber, the outlet riser withdraws the water as the water level rises to the discharge pipe. The oils and hydrocarbons are also removed in this silt chamber as they sit on top of the water due to their high density and hence do not get removed through the outlet riser, whose inlet is located low to the chamber floor.
Max Full Treatment Flow: 18 L/S
Max Total Flow (with Bypass): 180 L/S
Connection Sizes: 100mm – 225mm
Max Full Treatment Flow: 24 L/S
Max Total Flow (with Bypass): 240 L/S
Connection Sizes: 100mm - 375mm
Max Full Treatment Flow: 60 L/S
Max Total Flow (with Bypass): 600 L/S
Connection Sizes: 225mm – 600mm
Max Full Treatment Flow: 140 L/S
Max Total Flow (with Bypass): 1400 L/S
Connection Sizes: 375mm – 900mm
Max Full Treatment Flow: 200 L/S
Max Total Flow (with Bypass): 2000 L/S
Connection Sizes: 600mm – 1350mm
The EcoProtector is designed and built as one homogeneous unit to allow easy handling, transport and most importantly, installation: One of the most signiﬁcant advantages of the EcoProtector over any other alternative Gross Pollutant Trap. Ease of onsite installation and access, no heavy cranes and without the assembly of heavy concrete sections in the ground results in considerable cost savings: EcoProtector cuts down the labour and saves time and money! A complete installation hand book is supplied to ensure the installation goes smoothly and to plan.
**Ballast details are available in the installation manual
Even though the EcoProtector is relatively light weight, pound for pound they are stronger than alternative structures. The EcoProtector has no joins leaving a smooth, clean internal surface that resists scum and sludge build up and allows no leakage to the external environment. The lightweight configuration of the EcoProtector simplifies handling and reduces costs in transport, labour and handling down time.
The underground tank Design Methodology is based on the use of the above standards as described, where applicable: