If you live in a remote area and need to rely on a wastewater treatment plant deal with your wastewater, then it is important that understand the different types of wastewater treatment plants that are available, what they do, and which one would be the best fit for your situation.
Which wastewater treatment plants are available?
A wastewater treatment plant is a significant purchase, so it is important to understand the differences between them and make sure that what you buy is suited to your needs. Whether you select an SBR, SAF, or MBR treatment system, each will come with particular benefits. In general, SBR and SAF treatment systems have their own screening processes, which will vary depending on the job requirements. Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plants are considered to offer the highest level of water treatment since they are able to extract all of the solids that are suspended in the water and to make the water safe for human use. This process will involve adjustment of both chemical oxygen levels and other biochemical levels, but the result should be clean water ready for human contact.
What are the physical limitations?
When most people think of the practical limitations governing the choice of wastewater treatment plants, they often think about the cost of the plant. The overall costs are certainly going to be a factor, but there are also physical limitations that must be kept in mind. Think about the amount of space you have available to host the plant and also how the equipment is going to be maintained. To ensure that wastewater treatment plants remain operating as expected, they will require regular maintenance on an ongoing basis. Think about how this will be achieved and what costs will be involved in that.
What ongoing care will be needed?
Every treatment plant will be slightly different depending on the type of plant chosen and the features required for your particular processes. Features that you can expect to find and that will need regular attention include aeration blowers, pumps and flow-equalisation tanks. The water tightness of the tanks will also need to be regularly checked. Whoever is responsible for your operations must also be aware of the need for alternative drainfields and know how to optimise quality control. If everything is working as it should, wastewater treatment plants should stop the release of contaminated water and prevent environmental damage and potential injury to people.