Bio Mass System

The challenges facing waste water systems

Cities are growing exponentially, resulting in substantial increases on the loading of municipality drainage systems and the waste treatment plants. As a result of this growth in persons, restaurants and food consumption we are seeing a dramatic increase in sewage and FOG and as research has demonstrated using aggressive, often toxic cleaning chemicals can not only affect our health – a study in the UK has proven that cleaners using traditional chemicals to clean on a daily basis is equivalent to inhaling 20 cigarettes a day, creating serious health costs in the future – but that these chemicals plus the increased use of/obsession with sanitising and disinfecting everything has now created a biological disaster in our sewage systems.

With currently little possibility to physically modify or expand the existing drainage wastewater systems or treatment plants the most cost effective solution is to put the onus on the creator of the wastewater, the public and introduce the Hepburn System which pre-treats the waste water at it source.

Many of the good bacteria required to biodegrade the grease, fat and sewage in our wastewater treatment systems are being killed in massive numbers, making the systems anaerobic and unable to fulfil their very reason for being there; to biodegrade and break down our solids. Resulting in smells, toxic gases and wastewater being released into our waterways and oceans. We have also seen an increase in noisy diesel trucks sucking out wastewater from traps and tanks around the cities while massive fatbergs (A fatberg is a rock-like mass of waste matter in a sewer system formed by the combination of flushed non-biodegradable sewage solids, wet wipes, fat, oil and grease (FOG) deposits) are growing faster than before blocking the drains. End results, more pollution and toxics into our air.

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In the last 10 years, the focus has been on filtration technology giving rise to the development of costly and sophisticated mechanical components such as membrane filters, larger bioreactors and screen presses, however, results are showing that compliant overboard discharge levels remain elusive, irrelevant of the manufacturer or type of Marine Sanitation Device (MSD), as all systems have sludge tanks, meaning that at some time the accumulated sludge needs to be emptied from the tank it is in.

Research has demonstrated that the only way to cost-efficiently eliminate these organic solids is by aerobic bio-digestion. Given the current financial situation and the limited amount of space available on board, fitting large sophisticated AWP’s,  increasing the size of the tanks or introducing more bioreactors is often not a viable option. So in conjunction with our clients and as a result of years of research and positive results, Hepburn Bio Care has developed an alternative cost-effective solution that will treat and biodegrade all solids, the Hepburn BioMass System.

Our modular, clip-on Hepburn BioMass Waste Water System is simple to implement, easy to run, requires minimum human attention, minimum space, minimum engineering and it is guaranteed to eliminate the 40% of sludge that you currently need to discharge. With flexible sizing and flexible dosing, it can easily be adapted for any loading from any waste stream.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
Fort Lauderdale, Fl


Tel: +1 954 702 3397

Southampton, UK
Southampton, UK


Ashwood House,
8 Ashwood Gardens, Southampton 
SO16 7LF United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 2380 710044