Targets Phosphorus and Heavy Metals
Smart Sponge HM technology uses renewable resource based metal nanocomposites extruded into an absorptive sponge media.
The technology will bind with phosphorus and heavy metals removing up to 98% of selected heavy metals.
Smart Sponge HM technology is also an excellent phosphorus and metals polisher for added insurance to help meet compliance
Capable of removing up to 3 times its own weight in hydrocarbons
Meets or exceeds Stormwater Best Management practices (BMP)
Reduces Cadmium, Copper, Chromium, Lead, Zinc, Iron, Arsenic, Selenium, Ortho- Phosphate
Removes up to 98% of selected heavy metals
Phosphorus is one of the major nutrients contributing in the increased eutrophication of lakes and natural waters. Its presence causes many water quality problems including increased purification costs, decreased recreational and conservation value of impoundments, loss of livestock and the possible lethal effect of algal toxins on drinking water.
Industrial and Municipal Solutions
In most municipal and industrial plants with biological wastewater treatment, supplemental phosphorus must be added to insure an adequate supply for bacterial growth. Nutrient enrichment of receiving waters is a major water quality issue in North America. The USEPA, states and provinces have, or are adding phosphorus discharge limits to industrial discharge permits, sometimes at very low levels.
Many plants already have limits for phosphorus and are struggling to achieve compliance–using aerated lagoons and activated sludge processes. Due to increased enforcement of selenium regulations and an increased understanding of health and environmental effects the need to be able to efficiently treat selenium has taken on an increased importance.