Optimized cleaning process requires an optimized filter system
When we first developed the Solo Rescue decon washer our goal was to develop a decontamination solution that could help reduce firefighter’s exposure to carcinogens and other hazardous substances in a quick, easy and safe way. We ended up doing a great job and our machines have now been shipped throughout the world to countries on four different continents. However, the optimized cleaning process did not mean our job was completed. The contaminated water also needs to be taken care of after the wash, and that is why we developed the DeconFilter Pro S.
What happen to the contaminated water?
The most common solution for taking care of the contaminated water today, whether it is from manual washing or from using a Solo Rescue decon washer, is to simply flush it down the drain where it eventually will end up at the local wastewater treatment plant. However, most wastewater treatment plants do not have a specified procedure to extract these PAH compounds, which will eventually result in them contaminating the surrounding environment and ecosystem.
Because of the toxic nature of these chemical compounds, we decided that this is not good enough. Even though our primary focus is to improve the health of firefighters and help them avoid toxic chemicals, we could not ignore the negative indirect effects that contaminated wastewater could have on the local environment, and decided to do something about it. The solution we came up with was the DeconFilter Pro S.