What is an aerated wastewater treatment system?

When it comes to wastewater treatment, for many homes in Australia, it’s vital to use a reliable wastewater treatment system. For properties that are not connected to the main sewers, wastewater treatment systems are essential.

However, there are many different kinds of systems and you might be wondering which one is for you. In this blog, we will be exploring the aerated wastewater treatment system, including what it is, why it is different from a septic tank system and how it works.

What is an aerated wastewater treatment system?

An aerated wastewater treatment system is a system designed to treat your wastewater up to a secondary standard. This means that the treated water can be used to irrigate your property or be discharged into bodies of water.

While they often require more regular maintenance than other wastewater treatment systems, these model types are effective treaters of wastewater and can prove more environmentally friendly and efficient than other systems on the market.

What’s the difference between an aerated wastewater treatment system and a septic tank?

Aerated Wastewater Treatment SystemBoth the aerated wastewater treatment system and the septic tank are the most common treatment systems available in Australia. They both use beneficial bacteria to break down and digest wastewater in order to treat it however septic systems are much less complex than the aerated wastewater treatment system.

This is because the aerated wastewater treatment system actually uses aerobic bacteria as well as anaerobic bacteria to achieve a greater level of treatment standard. The process means that effluent from an aerated wastewater treatment system can be discharged either above or below ground whereas effluent from septic tanks is still classed as a contaminant and must be discharged below ground.

How does an aerated wastewater treatment system work?

Using a series of treating processes, the aerated wastewater treatment system pumps wastewater between different compartments. The first chamber allows for scum, sediment, and water to separate so that the partially clarified water can then move into the second chamber where it is aerated so aerobic bacteria can begin breaking it down.

In the third chamber, the wastewater is allowed to settle and separate again. Excess sludge is returned to the primary chamber while the clarified water is treated in a chlorination or UV chamber before discharge.

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.

Contact us today for a fast quote at 1800 808 135 or visit us at www.ecoseptic.com.au.

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