Coconut-husk based wastewater treatment ensures a sustainable, eco-friendly environment

For over 25 years, global company Premier Tech Water and Environment has been protecting our properties and our environment with sustainable local solutions. With over 100,000 installations already across the globe, the Ecoflo Coco Filter is a proven system for enhancing wastewater effluent quality for a variety of applications. Now, Premier Tech Water and Environment has brought the Ecoflo Coco Filter to the UK market, to further improve the effluent quality for both residential and commercial projects that require off-mains wastewater treatment.

100% natural, organic and renewable, the Ecoflo coconut-husk fragments are produced by cutting up the husk that surrounds the fruit of the coconut. This mechanical process ensures complete control over the size of each fragment and overall porosity, guaranteeing a uniform filtering medium that delivers a consistently high wastewater treatment performance over time.

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Sourced and maritime shipped from Sri-Lanka, coconut-husk fragments not only effectively treat wastewater but also minimise CO2 emissions related to transport. With most synthetic and sand-based filtering media being shipped by rail or road, research has shown that the use of maritime transport for coconut-husk reduces CO2 by 12% (rail) and by 540% (road) over a 50 year cycle – further protecting our environment.

Ecoflo works with a non-mechanical tipping bucket that scatters wastewater across perforated distribution plates. Wastewater drips through these plates and falls across a filter made of coconut husk fragments, creating a physical treatment barrier that cleans the effluent to an even higher standard. After percolating through the all-natural filter, water is then safely discharged into the environment.

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Ian Wake – National Sales Director at Premier Tech Water and Environment stated: “The Ecoflo Coco Filter is a revolutionary wastewater treatment system that requires zero energy to improve the quality of wastewater effluent. Due to the nature of the coconut husk filtering medium, the all-natural product we create is not only renewable, but fully compostable after its years of treating wastewater are over.

Combined with a lightweight, robust and compact design, Ecoflo provides a long lasting, sustainable, economical and environmentally friendly solution for years to come”.

With areas of the UK already beginning to stipulate stricter effluent standards for wastewater outflows, the Ecoflo Coco Filter offers an ecologically friendly alternative to replacing an existing septic tank or sewage treatment plant. The Ecoflo Coco Filter can also be specified as part of a new treatment system to fully protect and preserve UK watercourses, streams and nearby rivers.

To find out more about how Premier Tech’s sustainable wastewater treatment solution can protect our communities, our environment and our planet for generations to come visit the website.


About Premier Tech Water and Environment:

Premier Tech Water and Environment is an industry leader in decentralised wastewater treatment, rainwater harvesting, stormwater management and liquid storage across the UK and Ireland.
Based in Peterlee in the North East of the UK, we have a shared passion for our water and the environment, and are committed to protecting these valued resources through the design, development and manufacture of long-lasting and sustainable solutions for our customers and partners.