Filtration of contaminated water in a hospital
A hospital in Devon was paying on average £ 250, - to remove oil-contaminated water from an area around oil storage tanks. Had the water overflowed, the hospital would haven been faced with fines for non-compliance under tighter new regulations that require water with any oil contaminated not to be discharged into drains.
ERIKS UK was approached to find out if there was a viable alternative to the expensive method of having the contaminated water removed weekly by tankers.
SolutionA new filtration system, supplied and installed by ERIKS UK not only fully complies with the new regulations but costs just £ 40, - per month for replacement filter elements, the old ones can be disposed of safely and recycled, saving the hospital around £ 1.000, - each month.
Mycelx filters were developed specifically for cleaning oily waste from water streams; the filtration unit supplied to Torbay Hospital was designed to remove oil bund water, which contains silts as well as oil residues. The existing sump pump, rated at 5 litres per minute made it suitable to filter through a Mycelx 2½ x 10” cartridge. A 2 ½ x 10”x 5micron polypropylene filter cartridge was placed in front of the Mycelx cartridge to remove sediments and protect the Mycelx cartridge. The filter cartridges and housings were contained in an insulated GRP weatherproof cabinet.
ERIKS UK - Filterspecialist Derek Campion: “energy and environmental policies now go hand-in-hand for many organisations. It is our job to help them realise those objectives using the best available technology.