The performance of the PerkFilter media filtration system for stormwater treatment has been verified by the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT), one of the most comprehensive, rigorous and recognized verification programs in the country. Additionally, the PerkFilter system has been certified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as an approved stormwater treatment device based on the NJCAT verification.
The revolutionary PerkFilter system is now certified for at least 80 percent removal of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in accordance with the NJDEP filtration protocol. Each standard 18” tall PerkFilter cartridge can treat up to 18 gallons per minute (gpm) of stormwater runoff, while similar competitive cartridges are approved at just 15 gpm or less. PerkFilter may also be used online without a separate high-flow bypass located upstream. The combination of high treatment rate with online capability reduces the PerkFilter media filtration system uses physical and chemical treatment processes such as sedimentation, filtration and sorption to remove TSS, metals, nutrients, gross solids, trash, debris as well as petroleum hydrocarbons to significantly reduce the total pollutant discharge load in stormwater runoff. PerkFilter is a media-filled cartridge filtration system where the number and size of cartridges is tailored to accommodate the water quality flow rate and to meet the specific needs of the project site. To allow maximum design flexibility, the PerkFilter system is available in multiple configurations, including catch basins, precast concrete vaults, manholes, curb inlets as well as larger custom-designed concrete structures.
“The approval of the PerkFilter system will complement our earlier Dual-Vortex Separator certification by allowing us to offer an appropriate level of treatment for any project,” said Jay Holtz, Director of Engineering for Oldcastle Stormwater. “We are excited to offer such a comprehensive solution. The NJDEP certification will give designers an effective tool to meet local stormwater treatment requirements with full engineering design support while providing a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain solution for contractors and owners.”
The PerkFilter system offers an innovative, economical alternative for Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation in both new and retrofit applications where space is limited and effective stormwater treatment is required. The system can be a critical component of an environmentally friendly, Low-Impact Development (LID) solution to help extend the service life of infiltration, detention and retention systems. To learn more about the PerkFilter system’s NJDEP certification or view the NJCAT report for this stormwater treatment device, visit http://www.njcat.org/verificationprocess/technology-verification-database.html.
About Oldcastle Stormwater
Oldcastle Stormwater offers an innovative approach to collaborating with engineers, owners, contractors and governmental agencies to meet local stormwater management requirements. We’re a team of experienced stormwater specialists developing new products and solutions to meet the ever-changing regulations that protect our environment. We offer a complete line of stormwater detention, retention, infiltration and treatment systems as well as drainage infrastructure products and custom precast concrete structures, all manufactured in our 50-plus locations across the country. Oldcastle Stormwater is a division of Oldcastle Precast, Inc. For more information, visit www.oldcastlestormwater.com.
About Oldcastle Precast
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