McBerns Combined Media Odour Filters don’t mask odours,they adsorb, absorb & convert H2S, acidic gases & VOCs. No Chemical Scrubbing or Bio-Mass involved in our treatment. Combined Media Filters are a proven efficient, cost effective way to treat odours.
Odours in sewerage networks are common throughout the world. Water authorities worldwide have been searching for the perfect solution with varying degrees of success.
McBerns has been working with water authorities across Australia, New Zealand and internationally for over 20 years and we have developed odour treatment systems that provide the solution.
Our research and development team have designed a unique odour treatment system. Through data collection and analysis, valuable in-field experience, product design and evaluation, we have developed an innovative solution.....
The McBerns Combined Media Filter.
THE FILTRATION PRINCIPLE
Combined Media Filtration is a multi-stage process allowing for a more comprehensive removal of noxious emissions including H2S, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other noxious gases.
1ST STAGE: in this process consists of blended, micro-porous, hyper-absorbent material providing initial odour removal.
2ND STAGE: This is followed by an Activated Carbon adsorption stage further reducing odour concentration.
3RD STAGE: The final stage uses McBerns Combined Media Cartridges. It is at this stage that the filtration process truly surpasses carbon only filtration. Here the unique McBerns Combined Media Mix absorbs odours and facilitates chemical conversion. It is this process that is key to the removal of any residual H2S along with other gases and VOCs that have not been captured by the carbon.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Throughout the 20 years of in-field research and development of this method, our foremost objectives have consistently been to achieve class leading odour abatement, simplicity and safety in design plus cost effectiveness for customers. Our McBerns Combined Media filters achieve all of the above and more.
The odour abatement potential of Combined Media Filtration has proven itself time and time again for our customers, often being used where other filtration units have failed. It has been found to be effective under Australian water industry conditions with H2S concentration in excess of 1000ppm. On top of this, the unique filtration process allows for the simultaneous filtration of low H2S averages and high H2S peaks without the need for filter alteration. The outstanding performance of Combined Filtration continues to impress our customers, regularly outperforming design calculations.
The simple design of Combined Media Filters allows for significant cost reductions, when compared to more complex options, which require high capital outlay and often fail at providing an effective solution. Even with the recurring cost of media replacement, on average, the net present value over a 10-year period equates to 40% lower cost than its bio-filter equivalent.
INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE
McBerns filters are simple to install and service. In most cases there is no need for electrical or water connections and no programming is required for the filters to operate efficiently. Installation is kept simple by providing a filter that is ready for immediate use, requiring only minor site work to connect the filter. Our combined media cartridges make servicing of the McBerns Odour Filter Range easy and safe. The spent cartridges can be disposed into landfill.
SIMPLICITY & SAFETY IN DESIGN
Many of the mainstream odour filtration processes are complex in design, causing the need for high operational inputs; mixed media filtration is not.
The McBerns units -
- NEED NO INTERNAL REGULATION OF WATER OR NUTRIENTS
- DON’T USE TEMPERAMENTAL LIVING ORGANISMS
- BEGIN TO TREAT ODOURS INSTANTLY
- OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY - CAN BE DISCONNECTED AND RECONNECTED WITHOUT IMPACT TO OPERATIONS
- REQUIRE LITTLE TO NO AUTOMATION OR PROGRAMMING
- ARE CAPABLE OF PASSIVE FILTRATION(NO POWER OR WATER REQUIRED)
- HAVE NO MOVING PARTS, NO PROGRAMMING REQUIRED
- PROVIDE INCREASED SAFETY FOR MAINTENANCE STAFF INCLUDING LESS NEED TO DEAL WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.
- ADSORBS & TREATS GASES FAST
- LOW OPERATING & MAINTENANCE COSTS
- PASSIVE - NO MAINS POWER REQUIRED
- LONG MEDIA LIFE COMPARED TO STANDARD CARBON FILTERS
- REDUCES CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS
- QUICK, SAFE & EASY TO INSTALL
- REPLACEMENT MEDIA CARTRIDGES
- SIZE RANGE TO SUIT ALL SITES
- ECONOMICAL & EFFECTIVE
- ODOUR LOGGING DATA SUPPORT
- EASY & SAFE SERVICING
- CAN BE ADAPTED TO ANY PIPE SIZE
- WIND ASSISTED OR ELECTRIC FANS AVAILABLE