Jul 13, 2009

Bord na Mona Partners with American Manufacturing

Bord na Mona Puraflo Peat Fiber Biofilter systems will incorporate American Manufacturing’s Perc-Rite residential and larger flow drip systems

Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S., Inc. recently announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with American Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Elkwood, Va., to package American’s Perc-Rite drip systems with its own Puraflo Peat Fiber Biofilter onsite wastewater treatment systems in difficult soil condition environments. According to Bord na Mona Executive Vice President John Payne, the first such combination system under this partnership has already been successfully installed at a residence in Charleston, S.C.

“Our partnership with American Manufacturing promises to bring a new level of onsite treatment quality and flexibility to areas known for having difficult soil conditions such as shallow bedrock, clay, and high water tables, or where the customer wants to reclaim the treated water for irrigation,” Payne said today. “What’s more, these combination systems will feature a single control panel that significantly simplifies long-term operation and maintenance.”

American Manufacturing’s Perc-Rite Drip system is a single- or multi-zoned fluid handling system for drip dispersal utilizing disc filtration followed by low-volume timed dosing. The drip dispersal system delivers the treated wastewater equally to a dispersal area providing unsaturated flow for an aerobic soil environment resulting in enhanced performance. The company offers systems that feature anywhere from one to multiple zones all managed by a single control panel.

Bord na Mona’s Puraflo system, which is certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 40, is a low-energy natural wastewater treatment solution for onsite wastewater treatment requirements utilizing a unique, natural biofibrous peat filter media.

According to Payne, Bord na Mona’s partnership with American Manufacturing is open-ended and will in the future include collaboration on other treatment and reuse solutions for both the residential and commercial market segments. American Manufacturing has agreed to feature a selection of its products and solutions at the newly opened Bord na Mona Innovation Center in Greensboro, N.C. “There is a lot of room for future cooperation between our two companies, “ Payne said. “This is a collaboration that will be certain to produce a number of innovations that will advance the state-of-the-art in environmentally responsible wastewater treatment and reuse solutions.”