Most bin wash machines on the market today have three basic stages of filtration which are based on a micron level of fine mesh using industry standard gauze type filters. The water is filtered sufficiently to be good enough to be re-used throughout the day, but the water isn't particularly clean given that the operators are washing out contaminated waste bins. If a finer micron filter is used they tend to 'blind' (which basically means block) and so filters with large enough holes tend to be used so that water can be re-used all day without blocking.
Morclean has, however, recognised bacteria will build up in the system and the overspray of atomised water from the jet washing activity will contain airborne bacteria. It can be assumed the bacteria would build up, increase, and grow during the day.
Morclean has been developing a new system where it uses additional filtration in a new and innovative way to ensure that it inhibits bacteria in the contaminated water. Instead of using traditional components, and making machines in the same old way, Morclean has taken a fresh look at how to improve what's available today and to stand out from the crowd. From 1 July 2016 all mainstream Morclean bin wash models, including the best-selling bin wash 'Custom Plus' will now have five stages of filtration. The new five stage filtration system will also be fitted to the bin wash City, which was recently exhibited at ISSA Interclean in Amsterdam, as well as the Static machine.
Morclean's managing director, Peter Morley, said: “We simply wanted to do things better and we're determined to remain one step ahead. While we enjoyed success at the major shows, and our competitors tried to compete against such a popular model, we were working hard in the background developing and testing new and innovative ideas.”
How it works
The new filtration system consists of a series of secondary filters which continually condition the water, and these extra two filters vastly improve the traditional three stages of filtration. Water is recirculated through these extra two series of filters separately from the traditional three stages so that they eliminate any issue of blockages or the need to stop to clean out filters during the day.
Instead of filtering the water in the traditional way, Morclean is filtering the water separately in the fourth and fifth stages so that the water quality is continually improving. What's more, the extra filtering is carried out when the machine is idle. In effect the machine is cleaning its own water when it's idle and not being used.
First the water flows through the fourth washable filter where debris and any small particles are removed. Then, more importantly, water flows via the most significant fifth filter which is a device containing media that is impregnated with silver. The FDA21 approved impregnated silver inhibits the growth of bacteria, and because the wash water is being continually conditioned, the water simply gets cleaner and cleaner the more it is recycled.
Morley continued: “No other bin wash machine on the market that we know of has these five stages of filtration, and we felt so passionate about the new filtration system that we applied to register the design to protect our IP. By inhibiting the growth of bacteria we're bringing something totally new and unique to the industry while providing a safer environment for the operator.”