Sorubin gains rapid market acceptance for its new floating baffles

Posted: Thursday 8th March 2012

Sorubin, a supplier of energy efficient aeration products for water treatment, has recently received several orders for its new floating baffles system Optusflow. Optusflow is a new take on an old concept that optimizes the flow of water to be treated and minimizes the reduction factor. The promising market rollout of Sorubin’s floating baffles come in the heels of a very successful year for Sorubin’s flagship product, the highly energy efficient aerator Microluft.

The eight orders that Sorubin have received for floating baffles lately are mainly from Nordic waterworks. The largest was for 320 meters of Optusflow floating baffles for Borås Energi & Miljö. Other clients include Uppvidinge municipality and SRV Återvinning’s waste disposal facility in Stockholm.

The recent orders and continued global market rollout of Optusflow signals a promising early market acceptance for Sorubin’s innovative floating baffles. Optusflow has been designed according to a new concept which entails better use of materials, better adherence to walls and coarse bottom material, as well as an innovative use of sinkers. The end result is an enhanced flow-through with optimized retention time. Optusflow can also be used to force water past treatment points or checkpoints. By optimizing flow-through, the reduction factor can be greatly reduced, meaning that a good installation of Optusflow can enhance the effect of aeration and other treatment methods by up to 50 percent.

When combining Sorubin’s award winning aeration technology Microluft with an optimized flow of water through elaborate installations of Optusflow, it is possible to double the effect of aeration. The objective is to optimize the waterflow through basins and ponds to be aerated by an aerator like Microluft, while at the same time making the processes as energy and time efficient as possible.

Floating baffles are usually put under extreme pressure and wear and tear. Optusflow has been designed to be durable, to withstand mechanical pressure and adverse weather conditions and UV radiation. There has so far been no break-downs or any problems at all from any of the installations.

“Improved and more efficient water treatment saves energy and money for waterworks and industries with wastewater treatment needs”, said Stefan Sandström, CEO, Sorubin. “Aeration and wastewater treatment is highly energy consuming and there is a need for more energy efficient solutions like the Optusflow/Microluft combination.”

Sorubin’s bottom mounted aerator Microluft for the treatment of wastewater and landfill leachate is a ‘new generation’ energy efficient aeration products for industrial levels of water treatment with the ability to reduce electricity consumption by up to 90 percent.

Fast-growing Sorubin’s fresh and innovative offering of aeration products, with a focus on ingenuity, efficiency, top quality and energy efficiency, has been very well received in the global market for wastewater treatment. The company has received several green and innovation awards in 2011, including the Greentech Top 3 prize as one of Sweden’s three hottest cleantech startups.

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