Imbrium Systems Receives Los Angeles County Product Approval for Jellyfish(R) Filter System Stormwater Technology

February 15, 2011

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ – Imbrium((R)) Systems announced today that its innovative Jellyfish((R)) Filter System has been approved by the Los Angeles County Department of
Public Works to treat stormwater runoff.  Since introducing the
Jellyfish Filter System into the North American marketplace, the
innovative membrane filtration system has seen a meteoric rise in
popularity and acceptance among environmentalists, civil engineers,
environmental engineers and commercial developers who are committed to
protecting the environment.

“The Jellyfish filtration system is the industry leader in capturing fine sediment.” says Joel Garbon, Imbrium
System’s Product Manager.  “The Jellyfish membrane technology,
light-weight cartridges, easy maintenance and small footprint means lower overall costs for any project – which is exactly what private developers and
municipalities want.”

The Jellyfish Filter System is a remarkably compact stormwater treatment
technology that treats three times the flow capacity with just
one-third the footprint and one-fifth the weight of conventional
filtration BMPs. “Its signature membrane filtration tentacles trap over
85% of the total suspended solids (TSS) and effortlessly capture
neutrally-buoyant particles, oils and saturated hydrocarbon-based
particles”, noted Garbon. 

“The County of Los Angeles Technical Review Committee provided a
stringent evaluation of the Jellyfish Filter System based on
maintainability, hydraulic and structural design, as well as pollutant
removal performance”, stated Laddie Fromelius, Imbrium Systems’
Regional Manager.  “The Jellyfish Filter System captures fine sediment
particles less than 15-microns in size.  So it passed the LA DPW
evaluation with flying colors”, added Fromelius. 

Many Jellyfish Filter Systems have been successfully installed across
North America, including California, Oregon, Washington State,
Colorado, New Jersey and New York.  The technology is currently
undergoing strict stormwater field test regimens and the initial
findings have exceeded expectations especially in view of the Jellyfish
Filter System’s exceptional performance in capturing, sediment,
nutrients like phosphorus and metals. 

The typical Jellyfish Filter System requires only 18 inches (457 mm) of
“head” or drop to fully operate the system.  In addition, the advanced
membrane filter captures very fine sediment particles at an industry
leading treatment flow rate of 50 gallons per minute (3.15 L/s) per
standard cartridge, and continues to operate successfully for years as
a result of a built-in passive backwash.

“The Jellyfish Filter System’s lightweight cartridges weigh only 20 lbs.
dry and 50 lbs. wet. Thus, they are easy to maintain and cost
effective.  Conventional granular media cartridges can weigh over 250
to 400 lbs. when wet and heavy lifting equipment is required during
maintenance periods” said Fromelius.  “Local jurisdictions,
environmental engineers and land developers need to meet high
environmental performance standards and at the same time they need
easy, cost-effective maintenance to accomplish their goals.  When
viewed from this perspective, the Jellyfish is the “gold standard” for
stormwater filtration systems”, noted Fromelius.

About Imbrium

Imbrium (www.imbriumsystems.com) is a green-tech company that designs, develops and manufactures
stormwater treatment technologies to protect water resources from
pollutants. Imbrium has a strong record of environmental innovation in
the industry as the creator of the Stormceptor(R) oil and sediment separator, the Jellyfish(TM) filter, Sorbtive(TM)MEDIA and

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