Overview of XtreamFilter
The XtreamFilter is designed to filter stormwater run off and remove a large proportion of the contaminants in the process. This filtration device to be implemented into stormwater systems to remove Total nitrogen, total phosphorus, Total suspended solids along with a portion of gross pollutants and heavy metals from stormwater runoff. The water is able to evenly flow up the outer channels and flow uniformly through the filter units. Each filter unit consists of two different media that are designed to target and remove specific contaminants.
This system can effectively remove large portions of sediment, gross pollutants, hydrocarbons and oils, heavy metals, nutrients and organic substances and phosphorus. The system utilises passive hydraulic filtration, hence requiring no energy input, whilst having a minimal environmental input with underground installation, along with the sustainable overall design of our system, proving to be a beneficial product for future generations. Our system also utilises adsorption, attachment techniques, precipitation and physical techniques for removal of pollutants along with siphon actuated flow, backwash and self-cleaning techniques to ensure that our filters meet every stringent council requirement. This system combines to create an exceptional all-round filtration system suitable for almost any site demand.
The filter is able to come in any number of filters, in any number of arrangements to be installed in any type of site, whether retrofitted or coming as a fully assembled system to suit your site needs and provide the perfect filtration system for your need. Maintenance and installation is also simple with a simple replacement swap and go maintenance procedure that determines minimal effort in maintenance, along with a infrequency of maintenance needs.
A completely Australian company and product, Protector is here to ensure that we create an environmentally prosperous and sustainable future for the next generations, ensuring clean safe water to be re-used or returned to our environment.
The XTREAMFILTER is one of protectors most efficient and complete tertiary treatment filters, removing high percentages of TSS, phosphorus, nitrogen, gross pollutants, hydrocarbons and oils as well as proportions of heavy metals. The process of this filter is simple, but extremely effective. The system is simply designed as an outer shell system constructed from FRP, surrounding a cylindrical cylinder filled with our specially designed filtration media designed to target Phosphorus, Nitrogens, TSS and heavy metals and provide aggressive removal rates.
- The water rises the outer channel surrounding the filter media before flowing horizontally through the dual filter media. The filter medias are separated by a fine 1000 micron bag mesh, to allow for protection of the media, along with providing a level of physical filtration.
- The water than follows a horizontal flow, moving through the media as the water rises and forces inward through the system. The filter medias can utilise a wide range of removal techniques such as adsorption, precipitation, chemical filtration, physical filtration processes and attachment techniques. The water moves through both layers, with each section targeting a certain type of contaminants using certain techniques, and as a whole providing a complete filtration.
- The filtered water, post media, then rises up the inner tube, in the area surrounding the dropper tube. The dropper tube and the riser tube are set up concentric, but remain sealed and separated.
4. The water then flows up into the retention chamber. This retention chamber provides a process for self-cleaning feature of the XTR system. The volume of the retention section is large enough to provide the required backwash to clean out attached pollutants from the filter media. When the siphon actuated flow is broken, the water that is retained in this chamber washes back through the filter, taking any attached pollutants with it
5. Once the water level rises to the required point, the water then flows out the outlet dropper pipe. The outlet system designs vary by installation, with OSD in-situ concrete systems allowing for pipework concreted into the tank, with only screw system removal of filters, or pipework outlet systems using elevated PVC pipes, elbows and tee systems, with the filters built with simple leg designed, bolted to the concrete. Throughout this flow process, siphon filtration occurs to ensure constant water flow filtration to ensure maximum filtration rates as well as utilising self-cleaning techniques from backwash due to the retention chamber to increase lifespan of the filter media.
- Interception and attachment techniques
- Oil and hydrocarbon capture
- Gross pollutant trap
- Bypass – Able to retain flow through system in the event of high flow situations, still providing sedimentation and gross pollutant trap processes.
- Backwashing – Upon vacuum siphon break, the system backwashes, cleaning the system, reducing maintenance frequency and standing water risks.
- Passive Hydraulic Operation – ensures function in the event of power failure
- Wide range of configurations – System easily allows for design in multiple filter arrangements in combination, hence able to suit any site demands
- Three layers of filtration media
- Retention and storage Chamber
- Car Parks and Shopping Centres
- Council Depots
- Industrial Estates
- Depot and Loading Bays
- Highways and Tunnels
- Airports and Tarmacs
- Retrofitting to existing Stormwater Drainage systems
- Waste Transfer Depots
Due to the Modular Cartridge design, the sizing options for the XtreamFilter and the simple connectivity of multiple Filters, a large range of arrangements can be configured for any need. Combined this with the high surface area and high flow capacity, the XtreamProtector range can be inserted into any specific locale or any flow rate requirement. Whether deployed singularly into manholes, or in a large arrangement, the XtreamFilter will suit any need.
Housing options are also widely available to choose from, whether deployed with our effectively designed FRP tanks, in concrete casings with a large number of filters, or singularly in manholes or precast vaults, the XtreamProtector is the filtration system for you.
The FRP tank installation follows the same basic process as the installation of our Hydraprotector range and Maxiprotector Range. As the system comes pre-assembled, the installation is simple, fast and easy. A downloadable document with further information on this can be provided on request.
The installation details for the concrete casing Installations are detailed below.
Maintenance Procedure Outline
- Remove the cover and open
- Before entering the system make sure the air is safe per OSHA Standards or use a breathing apparatus. Use low O2, high CO, or other applicable warning devices per regulatory requirements
- Using a vacuum truck remove any liquid and sediments that can be removed prior to entry
- Using a small lift or the boom of the vacuum truck, remove the used filter by lifting them out
- Remove the top lid by undoing the eye bolts that run through the body of the system and remove top shell.
- As the Filter media itself comes as a single assembled piece,
- Clean the Riser pipes and channel pipes, inspect, and reinstall the filter into position
- Remove the old filter and replace with a fresh filter in the same position