Amiad's AMF2 meets tertiary regulations with new micro-fiber automatic filter technology

Last month, Amiad Filtration System's 10-micron AMF2 technology passed inspection and approval by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Compliance (SCDHEC) for a package wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located at Harbor Island near Beaufort, SC. The system not only met the new regulatory limits, but produced a higher quality effluent consisting of 0.3 ppm of TSS,

OXNARD, CA, Sept. 15, 2006 -- Last month, Amiad Filtration System's completed 10-micron AMF2 technology passed inspection and approval by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Compliance (SCDHEC) for a package wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located at Harbor Island near Beaufort, SC.

The system not only met the new regulatory limits, but produced a higher quality effluent consisting of 0.3 parts per million (ppm) of total suspended solids (TSS), <2 ppm of biological oxygen demand (BOD), and 0.8 nephelometric turibidity units (NTU).

The new filtration system not only provides great effluent quality, it incorporates a state-of-the-art PLC controller allowing the WWTP operators a full menu of monitoring and remote interface options. Capital costs, foot print size, range of filtration degree, and low O&M expenses were the main reasons Robert Gross, PE & owner decided to invest in the new technology. Gross stated: "Amiad proved to me that the technology would provide the water quality that I needed to meet the new tertiary regulations below budget."

Although new to the United States, these automatic self-cleaning systems have been extensively used for the last 12 years throughout Europe and Canada for water treatment and removal of Cryptosporidium. The design of the filtration elements consists of a series of thread wound cassettes fastened into a carousel assembly that forms a cleaning element; currently available filtration degrees are 3, 7, 10 and 20 microns; with a life expectancy of 15-20 years; operating pressure ranges between 3 PSI and 150 PSI.

Founded in 1962, Amiad Filtration Systems (www.amiadusa.com) is based in Oxnard, CA. Combining creative solutions with practical applications, it provides optimal solutions For every filtration requirement. Serving the industrial, irrigation and municipal sectors worldwide, Amiad provides solutions to over 66 countries, with seven subsidiaries and sales offices.

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