Aerobic Treatment Unit
The Aero-Stream aerobic treatment unit allows a variety of tank configurations from any tank manufacturer. The process incorporates extended aeration in a three-chamber design, with air supply provided by a UL-corded compressor. This allows the product to be installed remotely near an existing 120V power outlet. The system includes the Aero-Alert self-contained power cell alarm that monitors compressor health and high water events. 877/254-7093; www.aero-stream.com.
Submerged Aerated Filter
The Platinum Submerged Aerated Filter from Anua is a three-step treatment system that reduces BOD and TSS in effluent to secondary standards, and nitrogen by more than 50 percent. Benefits include a strong fiberglass tank for underground installation (including blower and low-profile access covers), submerged aerated filter with high surface area and no bypass of media, integrated biomass return from clarifier to primary tank, and a small footprint for environmentally sensitive installation in residential, small neighborhood and commercial applications. It also includes a single or two-stage primary settlement tank. 336/547-9338; www.anua-us.com.
Nitrogen Reduction System
The AK6S245 nitrogen reduction system from AquaKlear has been certified to NSF Standard 245. It doesn't utilize any additives or require an additional mechanical return pump. Nitrogen is reduced through an expanding skimming action that returns to the anaerobic zone located in the trash tank. The design diminishes necessary routine maintenance and increases the dependability of the process. It is available in fiberglass and concrete, in sizes ranging from 600 to 1,500 gpd. 877/936-7711; www.aquaklear.com.
Septic System Enhancement
EPA/ETV-tested RetroFAST Septic System Enhancement from Bio-Microbics is designed to rehabilitate a biologically failed septic system. The company's S.O.S. (SAVE OUR SEPTIC) Program backs up the enhancement; if after one year from the date of installation the failed system is not remediated, the owner is entitled to a refund. The system produces a clean effluent with dissolved oxygen to bring back a failed drainfield using Fixed Integrated Treatment Technology that easily installs in the existing septic tank. 800/753-3278; www.biomicrobics.com.
Onsite Treatment System
The Bionest Technologies advanced onsite wastewater treatment system includes a septic tank with an effluent filter, followed by a reactor. The biological process uses microbial culture, which attaches to a synthetic media. The reactor's first compartment is filled with media and continuously aerated with an air pump and fine-bubble air diffusers. The second compartment is non-aerated and also filled with media. Part of the treated effluent is redirected to the septic tank through a recirculation pump. Only the septic tank needs to be emptied. Final discharge is directed to a polishing field; surface discharge is also possible. An audible and visual alarm alerts to a malfunction of the system's electrical components. 866/538-5662; www.bionest-tech.com.
Recirculating Media Filters
Recirculating media filters from Clarus Environmental are an alternative treatment option designed for use in decentralized wastewater treatment applications where effluent quality is treated to better than secondary treatment standards of < 30 mg/L BOD5 and < 30 mg/L TSS. Treatment occurs below grade as the fluid trickles down through pore spaces, where aerobic organisms feed on the nutrients. Effluent leaves the system through an outlet pipe in the bottom of the filter. Multiple filters can be used together when greater capacities are needed. Effluent can be discharged above or below grade. The size can be adapted to site-specific organic and hydraulic loads. 800/928-7867; www.clarusenvironmental.com.
SBR Treatment System
The sybr-AER advanced wastewater treatment system from Consolidated Treatment Systems is based on Sequential Batch Reactor technology, which allows the entire treatment process to happen in a single, locally secured tank. The system ships pre-assembled, factory-direct and ready for installation. The package also includes a preprogrammed control featuring an internal logic module with battery backup. All components are easily serviceable and utilize quick-release connectors. It is ANSI/NSF Standard 40-approved and is available in 500, 600, 800, 1,000 and 1,500 gpd systems. 800/503-0163; www.consolidatedtreatment.com.
Fiberglass Treatment Unit
The Aqua Safe 500 "L" TRIO from Ecological Tanks is an all-in-one fiberglass treatment unit, 60 inches tall and with attached pre-tank, aerobic and pump tank. The unit makes digging less of an issue, especially in rock. Individual tanks are laminated together with side panels for durability. It is available in 300-, 500-, 750- or 1,000-gallon pre and pump tanks. Components can be remote-mounted up to 100 feet from the installed unit, and 20-inch poly risers are located for easy accessibility into each compartment. 800/277-8149; www.etiaquasafe.com.
The Envirocycle G7-Series 1200 gpd treatment system from Envirocycle USA exceeds ANSI/NSF 40/245/350 performance requirements with no extra trash or dose tanks needed. The system requires no preventive maintenance and is safe for drip tube dispersal. Lightweight and compact, the system can be airlifted to remote sites. Full remote monitoring and control is standard. 530/888-6480; http://cole.thesepticexperts.com.
Aerobic Treatment Unit
Hydro-Action's aerobic treatment unit is NSF 245 certified at 400 and 500 gpd. It uses suspended aeration and activated sewage design in conjunction with engineered recirculation rates to achieve consistent denitrification without media filters or carbon additives. 800/370-3749; www.hydro-action.com.
Chemical-Free Treatment System
The 1500 Series BAT Media Plant from Jet Inc. is a natural, organic, chemical-free system that uses nature's own resources to reduce wastewater to a clear, odorless liquid in 24 hours. It is available in seven sizes from 500 to 1,500 gpd. The unit uses Jet's Biologically Accelerated Treatment process, in which millions of microorganisms attach themselves to the media. An aerator supplies the oxygen utilized by the microorganisms to convert the waste to colorless, odorless
liquids and gases. 800/321-6960; www.jetincorp.com.
Microbial Inoculator Generator
The White Knight Microbial Inoculator Generator from Knight Treatment Systems is an aerobic treatment technology that introduces, cultivates and releases task-specific selected microorganisms for the enhanced biological augmentation of onsite treatment systems. The device is designed to provide aggressive nonpathogenic bacteria to wastewater applications to assist in the metabolism of waste. Initially developed for the rehabilitation of organically clogged septic absorption systems, it can also be used to retrofit outdated ATUs and package treatment plants. 800/560-2454; www.knighttreatmentsystems.com.
Aeration Treatment System
The EnviroServer ES from MicroSepTec is a hybrid, fixed-film, suspended-growth, extended aeration wastewater treatment system with an adjustable two-stage biological process to optimize denitrification. A single five-compartment fiberglass tank incorporates a primary settling/septic chamber, two aerobic chambers, a final settling chamber, and an effluent chamber to house optional disinfection units and/or effluent pumps. The single-tank design means one excavation so it can be installed in small or sloped lots. While heavy-duty, the tank is light enough to be transported and easily maneuvered with typical installation equipment. For ease of maintenance, components are accessible at grade. It is available in three residential sizes: ES6 (600 gpd), ES12 (1,200 gpd) and ES25 (2,500 gpd). 877/473-7842; www.microseptec.com.
Nitrogen Reduction System
The Singulair Model TNT (Total Nitrogen Treatment) wastewater treatment system from Norweco biologically oxidizes nitrogen compounds to accomplish nitrification and denitrification. The average effluent produced contains 7 mg/L nitrate, 12 mg/L total nitrogen, 4 mg/L CBOD5 and 9 mg/L total suspended solids. It reduces total nitrogen by more than 68 percent. Featuring flow equalization, effluent filtration and low electrical usage, this unit is designed for easy installation, operation and maintenance. All treatment is efficiently accomplished within the tank. 800/667-9326; www.norweco.com.
Dual-Pass UV Disinfection Unit
The PL-UV1 UV disinfection unit from Polylok reduces bacteria levels from secondary effluent to achieve strict water quality standards. The unit features gravity flow of 100 to 8,640 gpd, providing a UV dose greater than 40,000 microwatt-secs per square cm at 254 nanometers. The system provides a transmissivity quality of 65 percent, with no chemical residual or harmful byproducts. It has weatherproof electrical components, a dual pass design and a long-life UV bulb. The unit is inexpensive to install and operate. 877/765-9565; www.polylok.com.
Biofilter Treatment System
The Concrete Ecoflo Biofilter from Premier Tech Aqua is a wastewater treatment system that can be installed where the soil is limited by impermeable subsoil or high groundwater. It features a watertight-bottom reinforced concrete shell (rated to 5,000 psi), integrated pump vault, high-resistance plastic components, and uses a natural filtering media to treat wastewater coming from the septic tank. No electric power is required to achieve treatment, which exceeds standards. Filtering media and mechanical components are accessible for routine maintenance and verifications. The system can be used for permanent, secondary and seasonal dwellings, as well as commercial and small community projects. 800/632-6356; www.premiertechaqua.com.
Treatment and Dispersal System
Advanced Enviro-Septic from Presby Environmental is designed for residential, commercial and community use, and removes up to 99 percent of wastewater contaminants without use of electricity or replacement media. The system quickly and naturally establishes multiple bacterial treatment environments that break down and digest wastewater contaminants leaving the septic tank. The system discharges highly purified wastewater, preventing soil clogging and groundwater contamination. It has third-party certifications from NSF Class 1, Cebedeau and BNQ. 800/473-5298; www.PresbyEnvironmental.com.
Underground UV Disinfection Unit
The 3G ultraviolet onsite wastewater disinfection unit from Salcor is a UL (U.S. & Canada) certified, NEMA 6P (Standard 979) unit for treating onsite residential, commercial and municipal effluent. The unit has demonstrated outstanding pathogen kill in NSF/ANSI Standard 40 testing in 19 treatment units, and has excelled in several university-sanctioned tests. It features a fouling-resistant Teflon lamp covering, enabling easy annual maintenance. Other features include a warranted 2-year lamp, a heavy-clad conformal-coated circuit board, surge/lightning protection and noise elimination. The completely underground unit eliminates the need for an above-ground control box/panel. Electric components, mounted on the underside of the enclosure's top cover, avoid liquid condensation and provide user-friendly access. 760/731-0745.
The STF-100A2 pressure filter from Sim/Tech Filter helps maintain proper and efficient year-round operation of mounds, sand filters and other pressurized distribution systems. The filter can also be used as pre-filtration for drip irrigation systems to reduce maintenance needed for spin-clean and disc filters. The low head loss (0.21 psi) pressure filter mounts on the discharge side of an effluent pump, preventing plugged holes and reducing effluent TSS. The vortex action created by the pump scrubs the screen, and the backflow through the filter after the pump shuts off washes debris back out of the filter. A single 2-inch filter can handle flow rates up to 83.8 gpm. Larger 3- and 4-inch filters are also available. 888/999-3290; www.simtechfilter.com.
Aerobic Bacterial Generators
S-400 and S-600 aerobic bacterial generators from SludgeHammer are certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Research and Testing Inc. and to NSF/ANSI Standard 40 as advanced treatment systems for residential wastewater. The models are approved in all states. Most units are engineered for subsurface drip disposal. The generators use microbes to process waste in the septic tank. Then the organisms migrate to and remediate clogged leachfields. Digestion of effluent is so complete that nothing remains to create a biomat. The units are designed as cost-effective options when repairing or replacing failed absorption beds. 800/426-3349; www.sludgehammer.net.