Modular trickling filter technology
Modular wastewater treatment systems using trickling filters afford non-urban communities the technology to comply with stringent environmental, health, and legal specifications. Just a single package plant can treat domestic sewage for up to 500 residents – making trickling filter ideal for mine camps, special projects and small settlements.
In modular trickling filter plants, an anaerobic reactor, powered by cultivated micro-organisms, works in conjunction with an anoxic reactor – which is followed by a second aerobic reactor process which breaks down organic matter into more easily-removed substances. These remaining solids are settled and removed using water clarification or filtration.
Chlorine and ultraviolet treatment are sometimes used to further disinfect water for human consumption.
In addition to being more affordable and robust, trickling filter has numerous benefits:
- Less sludge is produced
- Operation requires lower energy input
- Systems feature minimal routine maintenance
- Simpler technology is employed
- Minimal operator intervention is necessary for continuous operation
- Systems recover faster after power outages
Upgrading modular wastewater treatment systems to handle larger capacities is also simpler, and location-specific requirements are easily incorporated into package plant designs that use trickling filter technology.
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Trickling filter for large-scale wastewater treatment
New wastewater treatment plants can benefit from trickling filter's highly robust digestion processes. Veolia Water Technologies South Africa is a leader in trickling filter feasibility, design, construction, commissioning and operation, and works closely with clients, governments and environmentalists to provide the best possible trickling filter solutions.
- Trickling filter technology recovers easily from power outages
- High-rate bio digestion takes place with minimal energy and other resources
- Trickling filter systems are easy to operate
- Toxic loads have minimal effect on digestion processes
- Low lifespan costs
Upgrading sewage works with trickling filter
Because of its simplicity, older large-scale wastewater treatment plants can easily be upgraded to support trickling filter technology, while utilising existing infrastructure. It has become recognised as a cost-effective way to buy more treatment capacity, as well as higher discharge standards.
- Utilise existing tower structures
- Simply introduce plastic carrier elements, aeration/circulation systems
- Only minor other upgrades necessary
- Short upgrade periods