Imbrium Systems Smashes through the 40,000 Installation Threshold with Stormceptor(R), Jellyfish(R)Filter and Sorbtive(R)Filter
ANAHEIM, CA, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Imbrium Systems today announced
Installation Number 40,000 for its suite of stormwater treatment
technologies which include the Stormceptor(Ã‚®) brand, a hydrodynamic sediment and oil stormwater treatment device, Jellyfish(Ã‚®)Filter, an industry leading stormwater membrane filtration system that captures
sediment down to 2-microns and captures nutrients like phosphorus and
nitrogen and Sorbtive(Ã‚®)Filter powered by SorbtiveÃ‚® Media, a breakthrough technology that captures high volumes of total
phosphorus and dissolved phosphorus.
Imbrium Systems’ stormwater treatment technologies capture sediment,
nutrients, metals, oil and chemicals before they reach our critical
watersheds. For this year alone, it is estimated that Stormceptor
Systems, Jellyfish Filters and Sorbtive Filters will capture nearly
10,000 tons of poisonous pollutants, helping to preserve critical
watersheds and drinking water supplies around the globe. Imbrium
Systems made the announcement at StormCon(Ã‚®) 2011, the international stormwater conference held this year in
“Imbrium Systems is proud of its record of accomplishment. Capturing
10,000 tons of pollutants is a remarkable achievement. It’s the
equivalent of keeping 1,000 dump trucks full of sediment laden
pollutants from spilling their loads into our streams and waterways.
Imbrium creates performance enhancing stormwater treatment products
that are based on sound science and rigorous laboratory and field
testing. Independent testing is very rigorous and truly mimics real
world conditions. Our customers and municipalities expect high
performance from Imbrium Systems’ technologies and we deliver,” noted
Scott Perry, Managing Director at Imbrium Systems.
The Stormceptor was created as a spill capture device in the early
1990′s by Joe Monteith, a municipal environmental official. Scott
Monteith, his son, refined the Stormceptor design and in the process
launched the stormwater industry. “Early in its development, we viewed
the Stormceptor as the first line of defense against oil and chemical
spills. Gradually, our research and the research of universities
confirmed that the sediment which washes off paved areas during
rainstorms was the primary transporter of critical pollutants – like
nutrients – into rivers, streams and lakes”, noted Monteith, the
President and CEO of Monteco Ltd., the parent company of Imbrium
Scott Perry added that “The Stormceptor(Ã‚®) STC was approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection (NJDEP) in September 2010 for use as an On-Line stormwater
treatment device. This elevated approval was achieved based on
recently updated NJDEP stormwater performance testing standards, the
Stormceptor technology is the only hydrodynamic device that is currently allowed for use in an On-Line
configuration. This means that the NJDEP approval allows land
developers to save tens of thousands of dollars and valuable land space
while still providing the best stormwater quality treatment for their
Imbrium Systems is in process of completing the TARP (Technology
Acceptance and Reciprocity Partnership) Field Test on its Jellyfish
membrane filter and the results are very promising. “Membrane
filtration that treats stormwater runoff is a true game-changer. The
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 over 85%
TSS, and 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”,
claimed Scott Perry, the Imbrium Systems Managing Director.
“The Jellyfish Filter’s passive backwash system extends the cartridge
life, providing a low life-cycle cost technology which is a tangible
long-term benefit for the development community and other end users.
With budget cuts, local jurisdictions expect easy inspection and
cost-effective maintenance for the stormwater filtration systems they
approve and the Jellyfish membrane filter easily exceeds that
requirement. Our technology innovations are added value for our
customers,” noted Perry.
The SorbtiveFilter, developed by Imbrium Systems, is a turn-key system
powered by SorbtiveMedia, a granular adsorptive filtration media.
SorbtiveMedia can also easily be utilized in existing filtration
systems such as various stormwater filter systems, sand filters and
bioretention cells. “SorbtiveMedia has gained broad market attention
because it is the only product to effectively capture total phosphorus
and dissolved phosphorus – in addition to filtering out other
pollutants,” noted Scott Perry.
“Science has proven that phosphorus runoff is the primary cause of toxic
blue-green algae blooms in fresh water bodies. Excessive algae can
quickly destroy local habitats and lead to permanent “dead zones,”
devoid of fish, fowl and plant life. Our field test for the
SorbtiveFilter clearly demonstrated that it could capture more than 80%
of total suspended solids (TSS) and 78% total phosphorus removal and
44% dissolved phosphorus,” stated Imbrium Systems’ Scott Perry.
“Viewed from any perspective, SorbtiveFilter and SorbtiveMedia are
industry leaders in the fight against phosphorus,” concluded Perry.
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 StormceptorÃ‚® oil and sediment separator, the Jellyfish filter, SorbtiveÃ‚®Media and SorbtiveÃ‚®Filter.