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What is a treatment plant?

Find out everything about Treatment Plants right here.

A Treatment Plant is a packaged miniature sewage-works that converts raw sewage into water effluent and solid waste (sludge).

These treatment plants come in all shapes and sizes but all use the same simple science tackling sewage. By putting bacteria into contact with oxygen and food (organic waste) this results in a natural biological breakdown or a more technical term is aerobic digestion.

There are various types of treatment plants but the BioDisc range for example, acts by rotating the host ‘media’ through the effluent. Biotec models move the effluent over the host media. Media is simply bacteria growing on perforated plates designed to provide a large contact area for this digestion to take place.

No Treatment Plant is a ‘fit & forget’ product as they do require periodic maintenance and a degree of care to keep working to optimum levels.