Membrane-based stormwater treatment technology receives key approval in Maryland

Innovative membrane-based stormwater treatment technology from Imbrium Systems has received full use approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for stand-alone water quality treatment...

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The Jellyfish Filter is a compact, membrane-based stormwater treatment technology from Imbrium Systems.

ROCKVILLE, MD, Mar. 21, 2012 -- Innovative membrane-based stormwater treatment technology from Imbrium Systems has received full use approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for stand-alone water quality treatment.

The Jellyfish Filter is a compact stormwater treatment technology with significantly higher flow capacity and treatment surface area (80 gpm per standard hi-flo cartridge) with just one-third the footprint and one-fifth the weight of conventional stormwater filtration systems.

Based on recent independent field testing, its signature membrane filtration tentacles demonstrated the ability to remove 89% TSS, 60% Total Phosphorus, 50% Total Nitrogen, and achieved a high level of heavy metals removal with exceptional hydraulic capacity throughout the 25 qualified storm events monitored, easily allowing MDE to approve the Jellyfish Filter for stand-alone treatment.

Proven Performance
"Our rigorous TARP (Technical Acceptance Reciprocity Partnership) field testing demonstrated superior real-world proven performance, as recently indicated by the issued NJCAT (New Jersey Center for Advanced Technology) performance verification. We listened to the environmental engineering and regulatory communities and designed the Jellyfish as a compact, long-lasting membrane filter system that captures a significant pollutant load, with low cost maintenance requirements," stated Joel Garbon, Product Manager for Imbrium Systems.

"For example the Jellyfish's lightweight cartridges weigh only 50 lbs. wet, and are back-washable, rinseable, reusable and replaceable making this a sustainable and practical technology to effectively assist communities in treating runoff and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. Jellyfish is very easy to maintain and cost effective. Now with MDE stand-alone approval, the Jellyfish technology is a tangible long-term benefit for developers and other end-users in impaired watersheds such as the Bay," noted Garbon.

About Imbrium
Imbrium is a Rockville, Maryland-based stormwater treatment company that designs, develops, manufactures and sells stormwater treatment solutions. Our products are engineered to protect water resources from harmful pollutants by addressing the long-term impact of urban runoff. Imbrium has a strong innovative technology track record within the stormwater industry with the following products: Stormceptor®, Jellyfish® Filter, Sorbtive® Media and Sorbtive® Filter.

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