Smart Sinks creator Craig Hanson demonstrates the mobile Smart Sinks Filtration Bin version of the system. Image courtesy Smart Sinks.

Smart Sinks creator Craig Hanson demonstrates the mobile Smart Sinks Filtration Bin version of the system. Image courtesy Smart Sinks.

TO ADDRESS the challenges of disposing liquid waste, Craig Hanson invented the Smart Sinks filtration system which can be used across a range of industries.

Mr Hanson developed the patented solution to remove particulate waste from cleaning water so that the solids can be disposed of in a bin or skip, leaving clean, potable water that can be released to the drainage system.

The company’s multi-stage filtration and collection system completely eliminates fine matter from entering normal liquid waste disposal areas.

The Smart Sinks system is a versatile system designed and manufactured in Australia, and the latest version is the Smart Sinks filtration bin, which is a fully mobile system suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, the company said.

This unit is ideal for tradespeople needing to clean equipment when working in high-rise construction sites or remote locations, the company said.

Based on a standard ‘wheelie bin’, it comes with its own water supply that is recirculated back through the unit making it environmentally friendly.

They can also be used in conjunction with a ‘wet vac’ when cutting concrete or using a hole saw; the wet vac is emptied into the Smart Sinks filtration bin and solid waste is separated from the waste water, the company said.

In order for the Smart Sinks sediment filtration system to be patented, the design incorporates three disposable bags, a valve and visual indicators that simplify the use of the system.

The filtration bags concentrate the solid material so that the bags from each of the three stages of filtrations can be simply lifted out and disposed of as standard rubbish.

The primary filter collects up to 92 per cent of waste material, with subsequent filters ensuring that all waste is removed.

Other models available range from a standard 450 millimetre built-in bench top unit through to various standalone modules for use in laboratory applications and workplace situations.