LONDON, Sept. 28, 2012 -- Based on its recent analysis of the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Epuramat with the 2012 European New Product Innovation Award for Box4Water.
With a patented and innovative primary treatment process, Box4Water is one of the most compact wastewater treatment systems available on the market. It is a unique product designed for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment applications and is notable for not using any chemicals, while containing the primary sludge treatment within the container.
"Box4Water offers a turnkey, compact and mobile solution for the decentralised treatment of wastewater for municipalities and various industries at remote locations which do not have access to the public sewer system," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Paulina Szyplinska. "The containerised wastewater treatment plant is also ideally suited for mobile applications such as working camps, construction sites or offshore rigs."
The container can be transported by truck, rail or even air to different locations, and with its containerised wastewater treatment plant, Epuramat ensures compact, energy-efficient, and chemical-free water and wastewater treatment.
"By installing the containerised system on site, there is no need to install additional long sewer connections and pumping stations to the nearest wastewater treatment plant," adds Szyplinska. "Site operators can generate high savings by treating their wastewater on site, where it is generated, instead of transporting it over long distances to the closest treatment facility."
The core component of Box4Water is Epuramat's patented, state-of-the-art Extreme-Separator (ExSep) - a treatment device for mechanical solid/liquid separation. With ExSep technology, the capacity of existing plants can be increased by 30- 40 per cent without the need for additional space. The Epuramat system can be installed within the existing treatment plant; therefore, investment costs are only a fraction of what it would cost to build a completely new plant.
"By implementing the ExSep technology in the primary treatment process, subsequent treatment steps are relieved, it can be designed in smaller scale, and this solution results in a very compact plant, as well as lower investment and operating costs," states Szyplinska. "The benefits include less aeration for the wastewater bacteria in the biological treatment, resulting in less energy required and thus lower operating costs of the overall system."
Currently, Box4Water is available with four different treatment capacities: 25 m3, 50 m3, 60 m3, and 120 per m3 day.
"The product currently is able to treat up to 120 m3 of wastewater per day, which is equivalent to the amount of wastewater generated by 600 inhabitants," remarks Szyplinska. "This feature is considered a milestone in the company's strategy to offer compact, turnkey solutions for larger scale applications."
All equipments within the Box4Water are fixed as modules on removable frames for easy access, maintenance and clearance. Additionally, the product excels with a completely enclosed design, avoiding odour disturbances and enabling friendly operation. The container is capable of functioning in cold climate conditions, with adequate heaters and/or air condition, thermostats, insulation and with stainless steel wall and ceiling liners to ensure long lifetime operation.
"Besides the enormous space savings and simplified wastewater treatment process, Box4Water also features investment and operating cost advantages, along with a significantly shortened construction period, simplified approval processes, and quick commissioning as compared to conventional wastewater treatment systems," concludes Szyplinska.
Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in developing a product with innovative elements that leverages leading edge technologies, that offers valued added features and benefits, supports increased customer ROI and has the potential for enhanced customer acquisition/penetration.
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