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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.
Due to the BIOPROTECTORS large variation in installation configurations, as shall be depicted in this document, it can be placed in a wide range of settings such as:
· Urban Settings
The system is mainly suited to areas of that have run off of fine particulates, dissolved organic materials and nutrients and heavy metal runoff
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.