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Wastewater Treatment

Water is a key element in the function of day-to-day domestic, commercial and industrial operations.

Cleaning, washing, irrigation, cooling and heating are but a handful of the essential daily operations that rely on it. Inevitably, with water comes wastewater; and in industrial and commercial applications where water use is far higher, equally high volumes of wastewater are produced.

Sources of wastewater

Municipal and Domestic:

  • Toilets 
  • Showers
  • Baths 
  • Kitchen sinks
  • Laundries
  • Stormwater

Industrial or trade:

  • Manufacturing operations:
    • Food processing
    • Heating and cooling towers
    • Cleaning plant equipment

Common contaminants

  • Human waste
  • Detergents, soaps and chemicals
  • Bleaches
  • Fats and oils
  • Bacteria and pathogens
  • Salts
  • Food residue

Sewage vs. Wastewater

Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, sewage refers to a subset of wastewater that is often associated with human waste from domestic and commercial sites. Wastewater simply refers to the diverse array of contaminated water from all sources.

So how can this wastewater be handled?

There are various laws and regulations that surround how wastewater can be handled. In urban areas, sewage is often simply pumped to a municipal sewage treatment facility while industrial wastewater will likely require pre-treatment onsite before being channelled to the municipal facility. In remote locations, both domestic and industrial sites are often required to supply their own sewage and wastewater treatment systems, and treated effluent is released to the land as irrigation.

Technologies

We offer a variety of wastewater and sewage treatment solutions, which can be tailored to your unique application.

To explore each system in more detail, simply click on the relevant image.

Sewage Systems

EcoFarmer

Sequencing Batch Reactor

EcoFarmer SBR Wastewater Treatment Plant
EcoFarmer

Membrane Bioreactor

EcoFarmer MBR Wastewater Treatment Plant

Industrial Wastewater Systems

Dissolved air flotation

Dissolved Air Flotation System
Weed and seed quarantine facilities
Weed and Seed Quarantine Facility
Washbays

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Screening
Wastewater Screening
Dewatering
Packaged Dewatering System
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