Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the design, application and manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and systems for municipal and industrial markets, worldwide. They are most noted for the Aqua SBR, the sequencing batch reactor, biological process, as well as now our cloth media filters.
Mark Hughes, a Product Manager with Aqua-Aerobic Systems, sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss the company, as well as what’s new in the areas of primary filtration using cloth media technology. “We’re still true to our roots in that we’re a filter and a biological process company, and just expanding more within those areas,” Hughes said.
Primary filtration is a very exciting area for us -- we recently completed a study with the California Energy Commission for two years, filtering primary effluent.
“They wanted to see if the filter would last the time for that study, the two years, and they also wanted to see what the effluent quality would be throughout that study. They monitored it, and we exceeded all expectations for that. Now we’re entering into a five year study, a continuation. It’s the California Energy Commission study number two, which will continue to test primary filtration in a full-scale application,” said Hughes.
One of Aqua-Aerobic’s most recent projects is the filter IntelliPro. We’ve been working on IntelliPro for over ten years now for our biological systems, now we’re taking that technology and adapting it to filtration. Filter IntelliPro is a phosphorus removal package that goes with our filter, and really optimizes the chemical dose. As we see phosphorus concentrations vary throughout the day and over several days, the technology automatically adapts the chemical that’s being added to the system.
Click the radio player below to listen to the full interview and learn more about the IntelliPro filter, and Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.