Solid Waste Filtration System: Best Non-Biodegradable Pollutants Removal

Gross pollutant traps are structures using physical processes to trap solid wastes, such as coarse sediment and litter. Indeed, the process is an ideal primary treatment as it removes large and non-biodegradable pollutants. GPTs are a part of the process of stormwater treatment in numerous redevelopment or development tasks. GPT acts to remove the gross pollutants from water and with combined tools ensure water will be treated before entering the mains systems.

One of the best ways to treat the environment, especially the water space is to use gross pollutant traps to filter solid waste.

Gross pollutants are

Gross pollutants are debris and litter greater than five millimeters in size. Examples of gross pollutants are:

  • cigarette butts
  • plastic bags
  • chip wrappers

This debris can contaminate water sources, which is a threat to aquatic habitats and wildlife, looks unpleasant and smells, and attracts pets. The main function of pollution traps is to control water quality. All development projects and land use create gross pollutants and traps act to remove pollutants and coarse sediments. In general, most GPTs will remove the sediment and pollutants while some exclusively handle more.

A gross pollutant trap can be available in different sizes and shapes, pick one you need.

Benefits of using GPTs

gross pollutant traps

GPTs are designed to intercept the water flow and catch any debris or litter. These are installed to catch stormwater pollution before entering the waterways. The GPTs will act like a filtration system, including litter but permitting water to flow through. GPTs are used as pre-treatment for stormwater harvesting systems.

GPTs can keep litter from entering the system but permit water to pass through. Over time, the debris will build up in GPTs. It must be cleaned to ensure water flow through and collected rubbish doesn’t leach pollution into the water. Debris and litter are removed from the stormwater when flowing through the GPT. The cleaning process is done by a large truck with a suction horse.

The importance of pollution traps

From tiny particles to large solid wastes, these are pollutants getting piles on that plate. These pollutants float through everyone’s breath, which can be risky. The pollution traps help has a clean environment. Air pollution is one of the harmful environmental effects caused by roadside exposure, in children and urban areas, susceptible to TRAP (Traffic-Related Air Pollution) exposure due to the location of residential and school areas, all are affected.

Benefits of reducing pollution 

There are a lot of benefits when reducing pollution, one is to promote healthy living and the environment. If the pollution is filtered, specifically the water or stormwater, it helps solid wastes get drained and collected. This process prevents these non-biodegradable items from flowing into streams, oceans, and seas. Plus, it keeps the water and air clean.

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