Jellyfish(R) Filter Receives Montgomery County Maryland Approval as a Stormwater Treatment Technology to Combat Chesapeake Bay’s Nutrient Load
ROCKVILLE, MD, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Imbrium(TM) Systems announced today that its innovative Jellyfish(Ã‚®) Filter has been approved by the Montgomery County Maryland Department
of Permitting Services to treat polluted stormwater runoff heading for
the Chesapeake Bay. Since introducing the Jellyfish Filter into the
North American marketplace, the innovative membrane filtration system
experienced a tremendous acceptance among environmentalists, civil
engineers, environmental engineers and commercial developers who are
committed to protecting North America’s watersheds.
“Montgomery County Maryland has been a leader for over two decades in
addressing stormwater pollution from a practical level using a variety
of tools that account for water quality performance as well as
maintenance. The Jellyfish Filter offers an important tool to protect
the Chesapeake Bay Watershed from the ravages of sediment and nutrients
– especially phosphorus and nitrogen. Imbrium Systems is quite excited
about this approval”, stated Scott Perry, Imbrium Systems’ Managing
The Chesapeake Bay will need to shed 63 million pounds of nitrogen and
3.1 million pounds of phosphorus in order to reach a healthy stage,
with a significant portion of that coming from the urban core which
will be significantly redeveloped over the next several decades.
According to recent federal EPA estimates, the Chesapeake Bay can
accommodate 187.4 million pounds of nitrogen and 12.5 million pounds of
phosphorus washing off its watershed annually.
“Our rigorous TARP (Technical Acceptance Reciprocity Partnership) field
testing has demonstrated that the Jellyfish Filter removes 85% TSS
(Total Suspended Solids), 60% Total Phosphorus (TP) and 50% Total
Nitrogen (TN). We listened to the design and regulatory community and
designed the Jellyfish Filter as a compact, high treatment rate
membrane filter system that captures a significant pollutant load, with
low cost maintenance requirements. Without a doubt, the Jellyfish
Filter is the best performing Stormwater filter on the market in North
America”, stated Joel Garbon, Product Manager for Imbrium Systems.
Jellyfish Filter systems have been successfully installed across North
America, including California, Oregon, Washington State, Colorado,
Montana, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, and Canada.
The typical Jellyfish Filter requires only 18-inches of “head” or drop
to fully operate the system. In addition, Imbrium Systems’ extensive
field test performance indicates the advanced membrane filter captures
fine sediment particles down to 2 microns at an industry leading 80-gpm
treatment flow rate per standard cartridge, while continuing to operate
successfully for years as a result of a built-in passive backwash.
“The Jellyfish Filter’s lightweight cartridges weigh only 20 lbs. dry
and 50 lbs. wet, and are back-washable, reusable and replaceable.
Thus, the system is very easy to maintain and cost
effective. Conventional granular media cartridges in stormwater filter
systems can weigh over 250 to 400 lbs. when wet, requiring heavy
lifting equipment, while requiring significant time and labor during
maintenance periods” added Joel Garbon, Product Manager. “The
Jellyfish Filter’s passive backwash system extends the cartridge life
and providing a low life-cycle cost technology – a tangible long-term
benefit for the development community and other end users in the
Chesapeake Bay Watershed”, noted Garbon.
“Local jurisdictions expect easy inspection and cost-effective
maintenance for the stormwater filtration systems they approve and the
Jellyfish Filter easily exceeds that requirement”, stated Garbon. “The
Jellyfish Filter is the essence of membrane technology as applied to
stormwater treatment. Clearly, the Jellyfish Filter is an innovative,
breakthrough stormwater treatment technology that will significantly
impact the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”, concluded Garbon.
Imbrium (www.imbriumsystems.com) is a green-tech company that designs, develops manufactures and sells
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(Ã‚®) oil and sediment separator, the Jellyfish filter, Sorbtive(Ã‚®)MEDIA and Sorbtive(Ã‚®)FILTER.