He finally did it! A massive obstacle that has held up the production of an OORBSystem for a client has finally been overcome! This is a tremendous success for Mike and Living Planet Solutions (LPS). I have watched him everyday build and customize an OORBSystem so it can be integrated into an aquaponics system. Although the core of the system is identical to the one we use in the greenhouse, the system had to be modified to allow for continuous flow. This meant finding a way to allow water and dissolved minerals to flow through the system unimpeded while capturing and holding on to any suspended solids entrained in that flow until the digester had fully decomposed them. Not an easy task, especially considering it has to be safely integrated into the client's already installed system without adding backpressure, affecting flow rates or running the risk of clogging.
Well after several attempts he finally got it! A filtration system that separates and 100% of the suspended solids from the flow while still allowing for flow through rates of nothing to several thousand gph without affecting system performance or adding backpressure, even under heavy loading! The solids are simply trapped in OORBS until dissolved into plant available nutrients which are then carried out to the grow beds where they are needed!