ENBITEC BIOLOGICAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT OVERVIEW

Enbitec offers an affordable range of modular biological waste water treatment plants that treats effluent to the required standards for disposal into environment or reuse for irrigation or non-potable uses.

The Biological Waste Water Treatment Plant produces no sludge, no waste, and needs no permanent labour, the system further has very low electricity demand. Our in-house team of experts, ranging from civil engineers to biological engineers with more than 30 years combined experience in biological waste water treatment systems, offers the client a unique skill set to ensure a tailor made solution that is both cost effective and sustainable.

Enbitec has successfully designed, manufactured, and installed various types of Waste water treatment plants in more than 15 African countries.

BIOLOGICAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT BY ACTIVATED SLUDGE

Wastewater comes from two major sources: as human sewage and as process waste from manufacturing industries. If untreated, and discharged directly to the environment, the receiving waters would become polluted and water-borne diseases would be widely distributed. In the early years of the twentieth century the method of biological treatment was devised, and now forms the basis of wastewater treatment worldwide.

It simply involves confining naturally occurring bacteria at very much higher concentrations in tanks. These bacteria, together with some protozoa and other microbes, are collectively referred to as activated sludge, which after being treated in an anaerobic followed by an aerobic process are returned to the anaerobic phase to eliminate sludge production and waste. The concept of treatment is very simple. The bacteria remove small organic carbon molecules (also referred to as nutrients which include nitrogen and phosphorus) by ‘eating’ them. As a result, the bacteria grow, and the wastewater is cleansed. The treated wastewater or effluent can then be discharged to receiving waters – normally a river or the sea, alternatively used for irrigation, flushing of toilets or general non-potable uses.

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