Our Design Journey
Our faithfully adhered to design philosophy stems from the late 1980's when the World Wide Web was just being born and developers were beginning to understand the significance of API’s. We set out to develop a water treatment system with minimal and straight forward hardware that offered the simplicity of being completely configured and reconfigured using software alone. In the mid 1990’s, when broader access to the internet became a reality, we built the first ever compact wastewater treatment system that was fully administered and remotely managed via the internet, for the Tyson Foods Poultry Processing Plant in Springdale Arkansas. As the internet evolved, so did we. Following our mantra to develop modular scalable wastewater treatment technologies that offer value to the user, we began rolling out commercial products mainly focused in the food industry sector. The CleanBlu FOG-DS was initially developed for use in restaurants and resorts in the early 2000’s and has undergone a multitude of redesigns and upgrades over the years always staying one step ahead of technological advances. The FOG-DS of today still provides full aerobic bioremediation of hydrocarbons and FOG but is now patented and UPC certified and listed and operates within the CleanBlu Connect app or desktop dashboard.
Less is More
In 2012 CleanBlu started to transition from industrial PLC’s to the newly introduced Raspberry Pi - a credit card sized PC from England, to power some of our more standard Bio-Controllers. This move was so successful that we now utilize the benefits of Raspberry in all our Bio-Controllers and patented telemetry modules and even employ two or more for redundancy. When paired with our in-house made custom I/O and sensory board and an LTE modem they provide our main controllers all the flexibility and conductivity we could ask for, and more. CleanBlu continues to develop water and wastewater systems responding to the urgent need to bring safe running water to everyone. During the last three years CleanBlu has developed a water reuse system that uses the processing power of the Particle Boron LTE modem itself, eliminating the need for the Raspberry. This product is currently installed at the Navajo Mountain Indian reservation.
in house control
To produce a functioning Bio-Controller based on the Raspberry Pi or Particle Boron, we developed a fully custom mainboard that controls all sensors, pumps and valves and manages all communications. In addition to the main controller we also manufacture our level sensor arrays, expansion boards and telemetry modules. CleanBlu recently upgraded manufacturing with the addition of a SMD robotic PC Board manufacturing line, complementing its in-house manufacturing capabilities to provide maximum flexibility and reliability. With almost all manufacturing and assembly carried out at our Southern California premises, internal handling of proprietary and confidential projects is assured. Making the choice to manage and control the manufacturing of our technologies rather than outsourcing means we do not rely on complex and vulnerable international supply chains and that quality control is of the highest standard.