Z-Filter trial

The Regional Estuaries Initiative supported the Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy Incorporated (AMRCCE) to conduct a six-month trial of a Z-Filter separation unit. Unlike traditional effluent management, it was hoped the Z-Filter will be less reliant on large scale infrastructure and be able to transform effluent into more usable products (a transported solid that will contain nutrients and a filtrate which can be re-used as fertiliser and wash-down water).

AMRCCE hoped to test the suitability of the Z-Filter for managing effluent nutrients on dairy farms in the south west of Western Australia. It compared this alternative method of transforming waste to more traditional management methods and demonstrate its ability for keeping dairy effluent out of waterways.

The scientific article of the results is available here.