What is the Water Treatment Process?

Wastewater is a form of water that has been polluted and generated from human activities in residences and rainwater runoffs. It is also called sewage. Effective water treatment is necessary because sewage has a great impact on the natural environment and treating water can save not only the creatures living in water, but also protect the planet.

Wastewater treatment is a process, whereby, contaminants are removed from the sewage and converted into a form that can be returned to the cycle of water, with an acceptable result on the environment or reused for various other purposes. There are many types of sewage treatment, but the one that is becoming most popular to the homeowners is the domestic treatment plant.

Domestic water treatment processes consist of three stages – primary, secondary, and tertiary:

Primary Stage

Water Treatment ProcessWastewater is held temporarily in settling tanks; here, the heavier solids settle to the base of the tank, while the lighter solids stay or float in the surface.

Settled materials are held back, while the liquid that remains, move through the secondary stage, of a stricter wastewater treatment system.

These tanks have mechanical scrapers that drive continually the collected sludge at the bottom of the tank, to a hopper, which pumps it, to sludge treatment facilities.

Secondary Stage

This phase of domestic treatment plant process, works on a deeper level than the first stage. It is designed, to degrade substantially the biological content of the wastewater through the aeration process. Aeration is a method of circulating air through the water, to provide oxygen to allow bacteria to live and multiply, then decompose the organic matter.

At this stage, most of the solids present in the wastewater are removed, although some dissolved nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen may remain.

Aeration is a lengthy process that can last for about 30 hours, but it can produce great results.

Tertiary Stage

The tertiary stage aims, to raise the quality of the wastewater to domestic standards or to meet specific requirements, with regards to the safe discharge of water. This is the phase, where disinfection is carried out.

Water Treatment Process

At Eco-Septic, we specialize in domestic treatment plants, with processes covering all the 3 stages. Our specialist solutions target the hardest, to treat contaminants to make sure regulations are met for safe discharge or reuse of treated water.

Once the treatment process has been completed and the domestic wastewater has been treated as thoroughly as it should, it can be released to the environment. This is one key area, where domestic treatment plants differ from septic tanks. In the septic tank, you discharge the effluent into a soak away, for further treatment into the ground. In a domestic water treatment plant, you can discharge the water directly to your local water sources. This is because the effluent quality has vastly improved in the treatment process.

Eco-Septic is a professional water treatment plant maintenance company and we also can install your wastewater treatment plant. We are ready and willing to take your call, so we can discuss your queries and options. We also would like to ensure you that your treatment plant is reliably working at all times. Contact us today for a fast quote at 1800 808 135 or through our website www.ecoseptic.com.au.

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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