Entex’s BioPortz moving media was selected by the Town of Oak Creek, CO to provide nitrification at this challenging application. Given the rugged conditions of the site at the crest of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado at an elevation of 7,200 feet, the new facility would be indoors and the aeration basin will be located in the basement of the building. The Entex BioPortz system would be treating pond effluent including solids comprised mostly of algae, expected to be as much as 60–90 mg/l.
The required effluent ammonia in winter (at 4.5º C) is 9 mg/l, while the summer (only 10º C) requirement is 7 mg/l. After a rigorous review under Colorado’s New Technology Review process, Entex was approved to supply this challenging system. Entex is only the second moving media supplier approved in Colorado.
Construction of the system began in the fall of 2009.
Media to be Installed:
2,558 ft3 of BioPortz media providing over 457,882 ft2 of biologically active surface area