ProTech Issued U.S. Patent for Novel Stormwater Treatment System

Aug. 17, 2005
High Efficiency Sediment Removal for Portable Water Treatment Systems

ProTech General Contracting Services Inc., a full service environmental compliance company, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent 6,899,808 B1 to the Company for its Sediment Removal System (SRS). The SRS is the basis of ProTech’s line of modular, flow-through water filtration technologies, designed to remove suspended sediment and contaminants from stormwater runoff, construction dewatering, and many other sources. The Patent is in effect beginning May 31st, 2005, and will remain in effect for a period of 20 years.

"ProTech developed the SRS to provide the best possible sediment removal efficiency in a portable water treatment system," says Chris Ott, ProTech’s Chief Technology Officer. "The SRS design includes several unique features that combine to minimize turbulence, improve settling efficiency, and optimize the flow path. This Patent is another demonstration of how ProTech is leading the stormwater treatment industry."

The ProTech SRS is compact, reliable, and quick and easy to set up. The standard SRS has a 4000-gallon retention capacity, with a flow rate of up to 250 gallons per minute, depending on water characteristics. The SRS can be installed as a mobile filtration system, or it can be installed in an underground vault configuration. It can operate as a stand-alone sediment removal system, or can be configured with a variety of optional components as required to remove virtually any contaminant. Oil/water separators, cartridge or membrane filters, polymer coagulants, and chemical treatment systems are readily added. The SRS can also be equipped with automated control systems, instrumentation, and remote sensors designed to page the operator and report operational parameters.

ProTech provides a wide range of mobile water filtration and treatment services for construction, dewatering, environmental, and many other applications. The Company’s water treatment systems and services offer significant cost savings while meeting water quality criteria and permit requirements. ProTech’s systems are recognized as Best Management Practices by CALTRANS and other regulatory agencies, and have been demonstrated to meet strict discharge requirements in numerous projects. The full spectrum of water filtration and treatment technologies is available, including polymer coagulation using the industry’s first streaming current detector-based control system. The Company also provides turn-key system installation and maintenance, monitoring and compliance documentation, and design and engineering services.

Source: ProTech General Contracting Services Inc.