“How Organic Filter Media Works and How They Are Made”

The Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE) has been researching the effectiveness of infiltration systems containing organic filter media for over ten years throughout Australia and internationally.

The collaborative research program has included independent research by University of Newcastle, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), University of NSW, Centre for Water and Waste Technology, Melbourne University, CESAR, NTU (Singapore), Desert Research Institute (USA) and numerous local government participants with funding support from State, Federal and International Governments and from charitable donations.

The research program has led to an understanding of the specific mechanisms that result in filter media performance effectiveness. The fundamental and unique difference between current non-organic media designs and organic filter media is the higher organic matter and material nutrient content characteristics. CORE has developed an accreditation system (BIOMASS) that uses processes developed from the research to identify the reactive characteristics of specific components and their relationships to factors including the effectiveness of pollutant removal, nutrient and water retention capacity, hydrology, lifespan, and vegetation growth and integrity.

The interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to find out how these processes work. Richgro are a licenced, accredited manufacture and supplier of organic filter media and are hosting the workshop.

When: Thursday 9th March 2017, 9.00am

Where: Richgro – 203 Acourt Road, Jandakot, WA

Workshop Fee: $25 Per Person