The EPCO Clean Sweep Roller brush – a simple solution for launder algal growth

In clarifier maintenance the problem for a Utility Operator is often the cleaning of Algae in the Launder.
A few of the issues include:

  • Safety of workers in slippery troughs.
  • Spray Systems that increase the cost of maintenance and power.
  • And for some, home made brush solutions that are less effective.

EPCO Australia is proud to announce the release of it’s innovative Clean Sweep roller brush solution. The Clean Sweep roller brush, for use in Clarifier Launders, has been developed to help reduce the problem of Algal growth. The Clean Sweep Roller Brush comprises five rollers covering 90% of the active trough zone where Algae commonly grows. Instead of developing a single brush that attempts to cover the entire trough, our EPCO design team divided the launder into zones targeting each roller with a particular task from the weir rim to the outer launder wall.

As with all EPCO innovations maintenance was a high priority – in the case of the Clean Sweep system each roller is easily removed and replaced. If a retrofit is required, Clean Sweep can be easily tailored to suit any existing clarifier.
The EPCO Clean Sweep Roller brush – another case of simple solutions for difficult problems.

For more information on the EPCO Clean Sweep system or to discuss your maintenance and spare parts needs.

Email us at [email protected]

Call 02 9089 8833.

Click below to see the Clean Sweep in action

Oxley Creek Sewage Treatment Plant Rehabilitation

The QUU Oxley Creek Sewage Treatment Plant is the second largest sewage treatment plant in Queensland.
The Brisbane flood of 2011 caused $32 million worth of damage forcing part of the plant offline but due to industrial and residential growth in the area Queensland Urban Utilities is investing $15 million to bring those facilities back online to cater for demand.
A range of flood proofing measures are being rolled out including raising electrical equipment such as switchboards, 30cm higher than the 2011 flood peak.
The main contract for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of the flood affected Stages 1–4 of the plant was recently won by Monadelphous Engineering. EPCO Australia and Monadelphous have a long standing relationship, working together on projects such as NSW Public Works decanter installations for Cowra WWTP, Nambucca Heads WWTP and Wallerawang WWTP, Bundaberg Regional Council Bargara WWTP aeration and clarifier upgrade and Lake Cathie/Bonny Hills STP clarifier installations.

We are therefore pleased to announce that EPCO was awarded the sub-contract from Monadelphous for the rehabilitation of eight peripheral drive clarifiers as part of the Oxley Creek upgrade project.