Biological Wastewater Treatment

Biological wastewater treatment solutions upgrade the quality of wastewater (effluent, sludge or sewage) being released into the environment, and plays a vital role in water recycling and sewage treatment for municipalities across Africa.

From upgrading waste to environmentally friendly discharge standards to drinkable water standards, Veolia has a biological wastewater treatment solution to suit any application in Africa.

Veolia Water Technologies in South Africa utilises the Veolia Group’s extensive technologies in wastewater treatment and aerobic and anaerobic biological processes to separate physical, chemical and biological contaminants from discarded wastewater; treat sludge and control aquatic odours to extract the full value from wastewater resources.

Turning waste into a valuable resource!

For Veolia, wastewater sludge is no longer a waste product; it can be used in real circular economies! Our biological wastewater treatment systems extract valuable bio-solids and produce beneficial by-products for pharmaceutical, food and beverage and petrochemical industries, which makes choosing the right technology company essential to overall infrastructure success.

Veolia's Leading Biological Wastewater Treatment Technologies:

AZENIT™

This optimised biological process for wastewater treatment simultaneously removes nitrogen, phosphorus, COD, BOD and suspended solids from wastewater through activated sludge from a single reactor.

MEMBRANE BIOREACTORS

An effective process for treatment and reuse of industrialand municipal wastewater, Membrane Bioreactors (MBR), combine a membrane separation process such as microfiltration, ultrafiltration or reverse osmosis with a suspended growth bioreactor.

ANOXKALDNES™ MBBR TECHNOLOGY

The AnoxKaldnes™ Pure Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) process is one of the most efficient biological solutions for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. Biofilm is cultivated within specially-engineered microbe carriers and is used in a variety of treatment options for organic removal, nitrification, denitrification and detoxification.

BIOTHANE

Biothane is one of the world's leading companies in the field of biological treatment of industrial wastewater. It is suitable for municipal, food & beverage, fermentation and biofuels, chemical & pharmaceutical and pulp & paper applications.

BIOBED® ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

The Biothane Advanced UASB (Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket) and Biobed® Advanced EGSB (Expanded Granular Sludge Bed) technologies are extremely compact, high performance anaerobic treatment processes for industrial effluents using granular sludge.

BIOBED® DUO

The Biobed® DUO combines world-leading Biobed® Advanced Technology with innovative process features such as recycle and mixing control, in-situ cleaning and sludge inventory management in an advanced two layer reactor system.

BIOBULK CSTR

The Biobulk CSTR technology (Completely Stirred Tank Reactor) treats industrial effluents with significantly high amounts of suspended solids. It is the anaerobic equivalent to the conventional activated sludge digestion system.

BIOGAS MANAGER CONTROL SMART

Biogas Manager Control SMART (BM Control SMART) technology ensures that the treatment plant is operating at the most optimal conditions, providing maximum security and reliability.

MEMTHANE®

Memthane® is an Anaerobic Membrane Bio-Reactor (AnMBR) which maximises renewable energy production while producing superb quality effluent that can be reused or discharged directly to sewer.

POMETHANE®

A revolutionary waste-to-energy technological solution that transforms the palm oil manufacturing processes, responding to mounting environmental concerns while generating value for producers.

STRUVIA™

STRUVIA™ facilitates the recovery, the valorisation and the reuse of phosphorus contained in wastewater and in concentrated industrial waters.

SULFOTHANE™

Biogas can be generated by the anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewaters, by the digestion of manure and other bio-wastes, and is released as landfill gas from covered landfill sites. ™ Before the biogas can be utilized, it is essential to remove the sulphur compounds, which are mainly present in the biogas as sulphide (H2S). SULFOTHANE™ assists in the removal the H2S from the biogas.

UPTHANE™

Upthane™ is an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) treatment system specifically designed for the treatment of low strength wastewaters like municipal sewage.

BIOSTYR™

The BIOSTYR™ Biological Aerated Filter (BAF) process combines biological treatment, clarification, and filtration into one compact and cost-effective system. Veolia utilises BIOSTYR™ technology in its secondary wastewater treatment to remove carbon, ammonia and suspended solids in a single process.

BIO-DENIPHO™ / BIO-DENITRO™

BIO-DENIPHO™ and BIO-DENITRO™ technologies are biological treatment processes for the removal of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater.

Benefit from global biological wastewater treatment expertise and technology! Enquire now or call +27-10-040-7310 today to get more information.

Veolia is addressing Africa’s wastewater with these latest projects:

VEOLIA TACKLES STELLENBOSCH'S SEWAGE PROBLEMS

Veolia recently upgraded and expanded the Stellenbosch Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) to treat 35 ML/D. Read more

ENERGY FROM EFFLUENT WITH NEW ANAEROBIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY

Veolia designed, built and operates South Africa's first Biobulk® Waste Water Treatment facility, owned a Distell in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Read more

UPGRADING BELLVILLE WASTEWATER WORKS

Veolia upgraded and extended the treatment capacity if Bellville's wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in the Western Cape. Read more.

BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SERVICES:

  • Feasibility evaluation
  • Plant/system scope and conceptualisation
  • Detailed plant design
  • Project management
  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Chemicals and membrane supply
  • On-going optimisation

COMPLETE BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS FROM VEOLIA

Thanks to global R&D, over 160 years of domain expertise and an in-house project management team, Veolia is the only wastewater treatment company in Africa to provide turnkey waste treatment solutions – from conceptualisation, scope and design, right through to financing, operation and chemicals supply.

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