“The unique properties of the ACO ‘bio-sword’ — a key component of the Clarimar system — allows operation with bio-mass concentrations in the activation chamber up to four times higher than those of conventional settling type sewage treatment plants,” said Beavis. “By operating at such high concentrations, a greatly reduced activation tank volume is achieved with a significant reduction in both the footprint and maintenance envelope requirement.”
The compact systems supplied to Eeva VG and Mirva VG, currently outfitting in Papenburg, Germany, each have a wet weight of just 1,640kg.
Like all ACO Marine products, the Clarimar MF is manufactured entirely in the EU from high performance materials which, unlike coated black steel, is completely corrosion resistant and light weight, the system’s modular design affords simple installation and requires only one power connection. From an operational perspective it is has the lowest running costs of any sewage treatment plant on the market.
The new EcoCoasters designed by Foreship and Aker Arctic and built to BV’s CLEANSHIP notation, cause considerably less environmental impact than conventional dry cargo vessels. Hull form and machinery have been optimized for slow steaming at 9kt, with each vessel powered by a single ABC 8DZC main engine running on MGO or biofuel produced at Meriaura Group’s refinery in
Uusikaupunki. Fuel consumption is almost halved compared to other dry cargo vessels of this size and class.
Established 15 years ago, ACO Marine is a member of the international German-headquartered ACO Group and a leading supplier of advanced wastewater treatment systems to the global commercial, naval, offshore and leisure marine sectors with a sales and service network world-wide. Its unique environmental solutions are used primarily in wastewater technology, wastewater management and drainage systems. The wide range of products includes advanced membrane bioreactor systems, conventional extended aeration with ‘bio-sword’ filtration sewage treatment plants, push-fit pipe systems in both stainless and galvanized steel and fully automated high capacity grease separators.ACO Marine develops in- house solutions from its ISO 9001 accredited production facilities, all of which are located entirely within the EU.