Kraken Filter Receives Canadian Performance Verification
Another Bio Clean Stormwater Filter is Verified in Canada
Bio Clean Environmental, a Forterra Company has announced the Kraken Ffilter has been officially verified in accordance with the International Organization of Standardization (ISO 14034) of Environmental Management, Canada’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). The technical review was conducted by Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) under the guidance of GLOBE Performance Solutions. Data from independent lab testing under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) filter protocol provided the basis for the Kraken performance claims.
ISO 14034 ETV is an international standard developed with Canadian participation (supported by the Standards Council of Canada and led by Environment and Climate Change Canada) that provides a protocol for third-party verification of technology performance claims. ISO 14034 ETV acts as a “seal of approval” in order to validate and properly verify the “performance claims of innovative technologies”.
The Kraken Filter is an innovative membrane style stormwater filtration system. Unlike other cartridge-type filter systems, the Kraken Filter has a surface area of a 15.79 square meters (170 square feet) per cartridge in a compact design which decreases overall footprint and cost. Performance also increases over time and the cartridges are completely washable and reusable which minimizes the maintenance burden on the project owner. Verification also shows that the system is able to remove 89% of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) over a wide range of particle sizes.
Bio Clean Environmental now offers two stormwater products that carry the ETV seal of approval: The Kraken Filter and the SciCLONE Separator.
Kraken Filter Advantages
- No Granular Media to Replace
- High Flow Rates & Maximum Surface Area
- Loading Rate of 0.05 gallons per minute (gpm)/sq.ft., for Minimal Maintenance
- Membrane Filter Cartridges can be Easily Removed & Cleaned by Hand
- Built-in Pretreatment Chamber Captures Trash, Sediments, Debris and Hydrocarbons
- Filter Cartridge Dries out between Storm Events to Prevent Biofilm Growth which can Cause Clogging and Other Performance Issues