How Does AWTS (Aerated Water Treatment System) Work?

An Aerated water treatment system is used for the treatment of liquid wastes & sewage from home & commercial sites. AWTS contains a series of treatment chambers equipped with a surface irrigation system. It helps treat wastewater for people living in homes without a sewage reticulation system, to tackle & utilise all their wastewater. In the commercial aspect, it’s about treating the waste or by products produced by the company everyday processes. AWTS uses aerobic treatment to promote oxidation & microbiological use of organic matter by bacteria through facilitated biological processes.

Aerated Water Treatment System

Working of AWTS

The three essential processes that take place in an AWTS are:

  • Settlement and anaerobic treatment
  • Aerated treatment
  • Final Settlement (clarification)

In AWTS Wastewater is treated in multiple compartments. The 1st is the conventional septic tanks, where solids lay to the bottom & scum floats to the top. Then the wastewater flows into a 2nd compartment where it is combined with air to aid bacteria to break down solids further. The 3rd compartment permits further settling of solids & a final chlorination compartment plays its role in disinfection. The advanced aerated systems use UV disinfection and membrane filters rather than chlorination, to handle sewerage water to an even higher (tertiary standard), free of chlorine which is ideal for irrigation.

Septic Tanks Role in AWTS

In general septic tanks provides a basic level of wastewater treatment. Tanks may be installed to attained wastewater flows before a secondary system, or they can be included as a primary treatment chamber inside a package treatment plant.

Why you Need AWTS

An AWTS removes a greater ratio of solids from the effluent than a septic tank does & therefore problems inside the disposal system caused by clogging are less likely. The further treatment within the aerobic chamber should result in an effluent that has some harmful nutrients & bugs, so there is less likelihood of any adverse environmental effects occurring. Additionally, the installation of AWTS is handy in areas where there is a high groundwater table that demands protection, or if there are inadequately draining soils.

Benefits of AWTS

  • AWTS is the perfect choice for high water table areas
  • The AWTS is an Ideal choice for land with environmentally sensitive features.
  • The AWTS can work on rocky or sandy sites.
  • Easy to Install and use.
  • It can be used for commercial premises such as restaurants, cafes.

Things to be aware of

  • An AWTS is a mechanical system, which consists of moving parts. This system should be serviced quarterly by a professional technician.
  • This AWTS system requires a regular power supply.
  • All wastewater systems should be desludged every 3-5 years, relying on how well the system is maintained as well as the number of users using the system.
  • Try to avoid harsh chemical such as commercial cleaners, bleach because it can affect the performance of all kinds of wastewater systems.
  • A well sustain AWTS will assist reduce the buildup of slime within the irrigation lines & drippers, that’s why reducing the risk of drippers becoming clogged.

Eco-Septic is a Sydney based manufacturer and specialises in commercial wastewater systems of various shapes and designs. We can provide fast and free quotes relevant to your commercial wastewater needs, all while keeping in mind individual spending capabilities. If you would like to enquire about our AWTS visit us at ecoseptic.com.au/aerated-wastewater-treatment-system/or call on 1800 808 135

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