W a s t e w a t e r Treatment
What is wastewater?
Wastewater is any water that you have previously used that makes its way down the drain either in your home, school, business or industry. Wastewater is actually 99% water with only 1% being the things that you’ve added as you’ve used it. Our team are wastewater experts and can help you with the best possible wastewater treatment plan for your home or business.
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How is Wastewater Treated
When treating wastewater to turn it into a reusable substance it first must have the additives removed from it. There is typically only 3 stages of treating wastewater, the primary, secondary and tertiary treatment.
Most commercial and residential properties have a multi-chambered system that recycles the wastewater. These systems are smaller versions of the larger council wastewater plants.
The primary treatment of wastewater involves removing all of the larger solids from the sewage. These solids can be things like, food scraps, wet wipes, cotton tips and any other things that get put down the drain or flushed down the toilet.
At the same time that all of the solids are settling at the bottom of the tank all of the oils, grease, and scum float to the top.
The sewage water then gets microorganisms (or special bacteria) added to it to help break down the nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus and other small organic solids. The second part of the secondary treatment is the separation of the activated sludge from the treated wastewater.
The treated wastewater is taken into tertiary treatment process whilst the sludge is typically sent back to the primary treatment tanks to be processed further.
The water in this stage of the process has either chlorine or ultraviolet light added. This disinfects the wastewater by killing off any remaining microorganisms (bacteria) and leaves the wastewater clean, clear, odourless and reusable.
Other types of wastewater treatment
It is not just homes and buildings that produce wastewater, commercial kitchens are known to have a lot of grease build up that can make its way into the drain. To combat this a grease trap is installed which siphons out grease from the water allowing the cleaner water to be disposed of.
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If you would like more information on wastewater treatment, how it can benefit you or would like to organise an expert to design the perfect wastewater treatment for your home, business or kitchen get in contact with us today and one of our friendly staff will be able to help you with all of your wastewater queries.