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Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

By: Imbrium Systems
Think for a moment about the times you have gazed out the window of an airplane and peered down on a busy city shortly after take-off. If you’re like me, one of the most compelling urban scenes when viewed from above is the incessant stream of motor vehicles flowing down endless miles of highways and streets. Looking like so many thousands of ants on the march, the traffic paints the obvious...

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Forterra and Imbrium Hold Stormwater Seminars

Forterra and Imbrium Hold Stormwater Seminars

By: Imbrium Systems
Forterra and Imbrium teamed together in April to host two stormwater seminars in the GTA focusing on regulatory guidance for applications of oil-grit separators in stormwater treatment. A combined audience of 120 engineers engineers, regulators, and researchers gathered to learn about the latest in OGS and stormwater filter technology, proper testing protocols for OGS and filters, and guidance for...

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Filterra® Bioretention System Selected as a 2018 Water’s Next Finalists

Filterra® Bioretention System Selected as a 2018 Water’s Next Finalists

By: Imbrium Systems
Every year, Water Canada’s Water’s Next awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to make a positive change to water in Canada and abroad. Imbrium’s Filterra Bioretention System was one of four finalist in the Projects & Technologies – Stormwater category. Filterra is similar to bioretention in its function an...

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ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification Update

ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification Update

By: Imbrium Systems
Manufactured treatment devices, such as oil-grit separators (OGS) and stormwater filters, are widely deployed in metropolitan areas across Canada to capture pollutants in urban stormwater runoff.  These treatment devices vary in design and technology employed to remove sediment, hydrocarbons, metals, and nutrients, and each manufacturer advertises the performance features and advantages of th...

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Stormceptor® EF & EFO Achieve ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

Stormceptor® EF & EFO Achieve ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

By: Imbrium Systems
Toronto, ON (November 14, 2017) – Imbrium® Systems announced today the Stormceptor EF and Stormceptor EFO have achieved ISO 14034 Environmental Management - Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). GLOBE Performance Solutions contracted the Verification Expert, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to complete the Stormceptor EF and EFO technical review, performance claim ...

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Imbrium® Releases New High Performing Oil Grit Separator - Stormceptor® EF

By: Imbrium Systems
TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ -- Imbrium Systems announced today the release of its newest stormwater treatment technology – the Stormceptor EF (Enhanced Flow). Stormceptor EF is a continuation and evolution of the most globally recognized oil grit separator (OGS) stormwater treatment technology - Stormceptor.  The enhanced flow "EF" Stormceptor is a high-performing OGS that ...

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Jellyfish® Filter Achieves ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification

By: Imbrium Systems
Toronto, ON (August 15, 2017) – Imbrium® Systems announced today the Jellyfish Filter has achieved ISO 14034 Environmental Management -- Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). The Jellyfish Filter is the first stormwater filter technology in Canada to receive third-party verification in accordance with ISO 14034 ETV. The verification’s technical and performance claim review w...

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Stormwater Tidbits – A Public Education Series Part 5: Road Salts … How are those chlorides impacting us?

Stormwater Tidbits – A Public Education Series Part 5: Road Salts … How are those chlorides impacting us?

By: Imbrium Systems
It’s that time of year again - temperatures have dropped below freezing, and the wintery weather has blown in. Departments of Transportation, state, local and city road crews are being kept on their toes, applying roadway treatments and safe passage for all of us. It is estimated that the US spends approximately $2.3 billion annually to keep highways free of snow and ice, and roughly 20% of...

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Stormwater Tidbits – A Public Education Series Part 4: Maintenance? Aww, Do I Hafta?

By: Joel Garbon
So you just plunked down tens of thousands of dollar for a brand new vehicle, and as you drive it home you’re feeling really good about the crisp acceleration, great handling, and sharp looks of your latest investment. A few thoughts run through your mind of the upkeep that will be required to keep this beauty running fine and looking great. Regular oil changes….coolant checks…...

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Developing New Technology: Question Everything!

By: Jordan Kahlenberg
It’s 8 AM on a Monday morning and you’ve just sat down at your desk.  To help ease into the work week, you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and pick up your favorite stormwater industry magazine for some light reading.  As you sip and flip the pages, you come across several advertisements touting the wonders of products old and new.  You notice an ad from a familiar company and...

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Stormwater Tidbits – A Public Education Series Part 3: Taking Out the Trash

By: Imbrium Systems
Few activities can be as calming as taking a quiet stroll along an isolated beach on a gorgeous day. The beauty of the water, rhythm of the waves, flight of shorebirds, soft cushion of moist sand underfoot, scent of salty air…so many spectacles of nature that soothe the soul and inspire gratitude for our physical senses. The scene and experience can feel so harmonizing. When such a walk i...

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Stormceptor® MAX Wins 2016 Waters Next Award for Stormwater Technology

By: Imbrium Systems
Whitby, ON (July 7, 2016) – Imbrium Systems was awarded a 2016 Waters Next Award in the stormwater technology category for the Stormceptor® MAX stormwater treatment system. The Water’s Next Award program is the only national awards program to honor leadership across the entire water sector—including public servants, non-governmental groups, researchers, municipalities, and t...

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Stormwater Tidbits – A Public Education Series Part 2: Loving Your Car and the River Too!

By: Imbrium Systems
Nearly everybody remembers the very first car they owned. The reasons vary. For some it was a rite of passage into adulthood, the first real taste of independence from Mom and Dad. Perhaps it was the coveted reward of much hard work at a minimum-wage job and scrupulous saving, and being able to proudly say “I bought it, it’s mine!” It may have produced the liberating thought...

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Imbrium® Systems Releases New On-line Stormwater Design Tool

By: Imbrium Systems
Linthicum, MD (January 7, 2016) – Imbrium Systems announced the release of the new on-line PCSWMM for Stormceptor® - an advanced stormwater treatment sizing and design tool. PCSWMM for Stormceptor is the fastest, easiest way to determine the most appropriate size hydrodynamic separator/ oil grit separator for your site. PCSWMM for Stormceptor uses continuous simulation modelling to dete...

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