BIOCOLUMN is a biogeochemical water treatment technology that uses plant roots, catalytic media and microbial ecology as the cornerstone of it’s design. Vertically oriented bioreactors lengthen water treatment contact time and increase surface area for optimal microbial and chemical activity – dramatically reducing waterborne contaminants with minimal energy and capital requirements.

Treatment Applications

  • Artificial treatment wetlands
  • Agricultural effluent
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Nutrients
  • Mining pools and runoff
  • Radionuclide sequestration
  • Industrial effluent
  • Heavy metals
  • Modular bioreactor design 

A Minimalistic Approach

Biocolumn, integrates off-the-shelf components with a in-house saddle fitting. A cross sectional view of the saddle fitting is displayed in figure 4. On both sides of the fitting are clasping arms that allow off-the-shelf ¾” fittings to snap in; ¾” tubing delivers water into the columns.   

This integration with readily available components affords modularity, customization and rapid prototyping. Biocolumn can therefore be implemented into almost any water treatment process and environment -including yours.