Archaea Stormwater Treatment Filters
Ultra Drain Guard Archaea Model
The Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard provides extra protection for he oil-based pollutants that inevitably will make their way past the storm drain guard and into the waters of a drain. The stormwater treatment filter captures silt and sediment and filters oil and hydrocarbons. But that's not all. Attached to the bottom of the bag is an Ultra Archaea Boom, which has oil eating microbes capable of consuming hydrocarbons present in the water, leaving behind harmless eco-friendly byproducts. For more information on Catch Basin Filters, contact us.
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Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard Features
- Oil Filtering and Sediment Capturing
- Oil-Eating Microbe Floating Boom
- Archaea Boom on 4' Tether
Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard Benefits
- Begins Working Immediately When Activated by Water and Food Source
- Leaves Behind Harmless, Natural Byproducts
- Extra Layer of Defense Against Contaminants in Stormwater Runoff
Archaea Boom Stormwater Treatment Filter Details
The Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard has all the standard features from the base model (the an Ultratech storm drain guard), but with a few important extras. The drain guard captures silt and sediment, and also filters oil and hydrocarbons. The biggest difference lies in the added Archaea boom. The Ultra Archaea (originally called Ultra-Microbe) Boom is attached to the bottom of the stormwater filter through a 4' tether that is secured to a grommet at the bottom of the bag. When the stormwater filter is placed in the drain, the boom will drop into any existing water below. The Ultra-Archaea is activated by oxygen, water, and a food source (hydrocarbons such as oil or gas). Typically, the microbes have a lifespan of 3 months. Depending on the type and amount of pollutants in the water, remediation times could vary. Ultra-Archaea is environmentally safe to use and is non-toxic.
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Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard Specs
|Part Number||Dimensions in. (mm)||Weight lbs. (kg)||Notes|
|Ultratech 9800||48 x 36 x 18 (1219.2 x 914.4 x 457.2)||2 (.9)||Microbe Boom Dimensions in (mm) - 6 x 4 x 1 (152 x 102 x 25)|
Non-woven, Polypropylene Geotextile Material Specifications
|Grab Tensile||D 4632||205 lbs|
|Trapezoid Tear||D 4533||85 lbs|
|Puncture||D 4833||525 lbs|
|CBR Puncture||D 6241||600 lbs|
|Mullen Burst||D 3786||420 psi|
|Permittivity||D 4491||1.4 sec-1|
|A.O.S. (U.S. sieve no.) / Microns||D 4751||80 / 180|
|UV Stability (strength retained %) 500 hrs||D 4355||70%|
|Fabric Weight (oz/yd2) (typical)||D 5261||8 oz/yd2|
|Flow (through material)
Flow (bypass ports gpm) *
Flow (bypass ports cfs) *
|D 4491||90 gpm/ft2
* Larger bypass flow rate designs are available
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Catch Basin for Treating Stormwater and Other Applications
In areas with heavy amounts of stormwater pollution and stormwater runoff containing oils and hydrocarbons, you will need the Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard. The oil eating microbes on the floating boom will consume any oils and hydrocarbons that make their way into the water. This drain guard will be helpful in parking lot water runoff, capturing the oil and other pollutants that leak from cars and trucks. Construction sites dealing with high amounts of stormwater runoff will benefit from this stormwater treatment filter.
Other places this particular catch basin insert would help treating stormwater would be with storm drains near auto repair shops, gas stations, stoplights or intersections where automobiles idle, parking lots, and car wash facilities. All of these places experience a high amount of contaminants in stormwater runoff.
Archaea Model Ultra Drain Guard FAQs
For the Ultra-Archaea to be activated, it will need oxygen, water, and a food source (hydrocarbons). Once activated, the oil-eating microbes will begin consuming the hydrocarbons in the water. Remediation will depend on the amount of oil in the water and the type of pollutant present in the stormwater. Lighter floating fuels typically take a few hours to be removed while heavy fuels in soil could take weeks. Ultra-Archaea is environmentally safe to use and is non-toxic. The typical lifespan of Ultra-Archaea is around three months.
The Ultra-Archaea Drain Guard is unique among the drain guards in its oil-eating microbes. However, we carry other Ultra-Archaea products that could be helpful to you. For example, we carry: Ultra-Archaea Booms, Ultra-Archaea Tablets, Ultra-Archaea Bulk Bags, Ultra-Archaea Water Soluble Packets, and other products. Call us at [phone number] to speak to a product specialist. If you're interested in oil filtering storm drain guards, please visit our storm drain guard overview page.