TSS Reduction Rates Comparisons
- TSS Removal Rate: minimum 50-80%
- Hydrocarbon and Heavy Metal: minimum 95%
- Nutrient Reduction: minimum 20-25%
Separation of Debris
Quite simply, the Aqualete Water Treatment Systems work because of the unique technology inside.
Collected debris and biomass is kept separate from water and removed pollutants, preventing cross-contamination of nutrients, hydrocarbons, silt, and sand. Additionally, in the event of an overflow, debris and pollutants remain in the Systems until regularly scheduled maintenance without disrupting drainage capabilities.
During extremely heavy rains and flooding, Systems collect the "first flush," which contains the majority of pollutants. Aqualate Water Treatment Systems do not wash collected debris downstream.
Our technology has been repeatedly tested by Precision Testing Labs and Precision Analytical Services in Toms River, NJ. Both laboratories are certified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Aqualete Water Treatment Systems are the only systems on the market today that reduce nutrients from stormwater runoff without the use of replaceable filters, electricity or chemicals of any kind. Approximately 25% of all water body impairments are due to nutrient-related causes (US EPA, 2007).
Nutrient-related impairments include:
- oxygen depletion
- algal growth
- harmful algal blooms
Eutrophication, according to Merriam-webster, is the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients (as phosphates) that stimulate the growth of aquatic plant life usually resulting in the depletion of dissolved oxygen.
Reducing nutrient levels in stormwater runoff before it enters our waterways helps to preserve the delicate balance of our aquatic ecosystems.
In this SDT670, pollutants are in the first phase of separation immediately after a rainstorm. In untreated or clogged drains, this washes into connecting waterways or causes streets to flood.
Collected pollutants at the bottom of an untreated stormdrain will decompose and leach harmful
sludge into nearby waterways, significantly increasing nutrient loads. Our four-phase separation
eliminates this condition.