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Stormwater Management Inc. has introduced the Stormwater Management StormFilter to the industrial markets.
The announcement follows 15 months of rigorous testing and the qualification of the StormFilter for removal of specific common industrial pollutants. During the course of qualification, Stormwater Management has implemented dozens of systems, demonstrating the efficacy of the StormFilter for meeting industrial water quality permit requirements, while also reducing operating costs at industrial facilities.
While the StormFilter has application in a cross section of industries where stormwater runoff might introduce pollutants into waterways, Stormwater Management's Industrial & Remediation Business unit will initially focus on specific core industries including ship- and boatyards, lead acid battery manufacturers, scrap yards, galvanizers, lumber mills, transportation and maintenance yards, and industrial facilities with galvanized metal roofs.
In industrial applications, grinding and cutting produce fugitive emissions, which pollute stormwater runoff. Other common pollutant sources include hydraulic oil from equipment and rolling stock; tire and brake dust from vehicles; vehicle washing, fueling, maintenance and repair; and galvanized roof runoff.
Under the Clean Water Act, those responsible for industrial stormwater discharge are required to acquire coverage under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater general permits or to obtain individual NPDES permits to comply with specific pollution guidelines, set forth by federal, state and local agencies.
The StormFilter, a modular, siphonic media filtration system, provides an ideal solution for the treatment of polluted water flows created by runoff at industrial sites. The StormFilter removes particulate and dissolved metals, hydrocarbons, oils, and suspended solids. The solution is cost-effective because it requires no electrical power or chemicals, and it has sufficient pollutant removal capacity to extend the maintenance interval. It is reliable because it uses sustainable gravitational energy and has only one moving part.