The Chesapeake Bay will need to shed 63 million pounds of nitrogen and 3.1 million pounds of phosphorus in order to reach a healthy stage, with a significant portion of that coming from the urban core which will be redeveloped over the next several decades.

According to recent federal EPA estimates, the Chesapeake Bay can accommodate 187.4 million pounds of nitrogen and 12.5 million pounds of phosphorus washing off its watershed annually.

The typical Jellyfish Filter requires only 18-inches of head or drop to fully operate the system, the company said.

Imbrium managing director Scott Perry said the Jellyfish Filter offers an important tool to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed from the ravages of sediment and nutrients – especially phosphorus and nitrogen.

Imbrium product manager Joel Garbon said the technical acceptance reciprocity partnership field testing has demonstrated that the Jellyfish Filter removes 85% of total suspended solids, 60% total phosphorus and 50% total nitrogen.

Imbrium is a green-tech company that designs, develops manufactures and sells stormwater treatment technologies to protect water resources from pollutants.