What are the different type of commercial wastewater treatment systems
If you’re looking for a commercial wastewater treatment system, there are a number of options. It can be hard to decide what the best option for you is. We’re here to provide an outline and answer any questions you may have. We offer two different kinds of commercial wastewater treatment: septic systems and aerated water treatment systems.
What is a septic system?
A septic system consists of a large tank and a secondary drain field system. All water produced by your business’ kitchens, bathrooms or other services will be collected within the septic tank. The tank will also contain all of the contaminants mixed into the water. Over time, the solids (or sludge) sink to the bottom where they can be contained and will not leave the tank. The oils and grease will float to the top (called the scum), where, due to the T shaped tank, they are also contained.
The water, now free of the larger contaminants, flows into a drain field, which is a covered excavation. The water is decontaminated by the soil and is then free to flow back into the groundwater. This ensures that no harmful bacteria are released back into the waterways.
Pros and cons
- Cheaper than an aerated water treatment system
- Needs less ongoing maintenance
- Generally requires less space
- Water cannot be reused
What is an aerated water treatment system?
The beginning stages of an aerated water treatment system are much the same as a regular septic tank. Scum and sludge are separated and the water passes through to the aeration zone. Here, the water is mixed with air to feed aerobic bacteria and further break down solids. This also helps to remove more of the harmful bugs.
The water can then be further clarified, chlorinated and pumped to a storage tank to be used for irrigation of crops or gardens.
Pros and cons
- More thorough commercial wastewater treatment
- Water can be directly reused by you
- More expensive than septic
- Must be maintained quarterly
Contact Eco-Septic today
Ultimately, depending on your needs, either system could be a great option. If you’ve got an agricultural component to your business then the aeration system can be especially beneficial for saving you money on water bills.
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.
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