ADVANCED TREAT Module 4/ PowerPoint File

Report
Small Community Wastewater
Alternatives
Section V
Advanced Treatment
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Advanced Treatment Process
• House sewer conveys sewage to aerobic
treatment unit
• Aerobic treatment unit treats the sewage
similar to a sewer plant (secondary
treatment)
• Effluent pipe conveys treated effluent to
absorption area
• Absorption area now serves primarily as a
dispersal area for treated effluent
Most Advanced Treatment Technologies
Produce “Secondary” or Better Quality Effluent!
Advanced Treatment
• Pre-treatment of wastewater
– Usually requires dosing
– Often requires electric
– Always requires maintenance
• Applicable to:
– Difficult sites
– Sensitive environments
Dosing Options
May be required by design or to “lift”
wastewater to the absorption area
 Delivers a calculated “dose” of wastewater
 Allows for rest periods, promotes aerated
and unsaturated soil conditions
 Extends system life

Advanced Treatment
• Aerobic Treatment Units (ATU)
• Media Filters:
– sand
– textile
– peat
– foam
• Nutrient Reduction
Advanced Treatment
• Difficult Sites
Courtesy of Skaneateles Lake
Demonstration Project
NSF Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU)
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Peat Filter
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Peat Filter
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Combination Peat / Textile
AdvanTex Packed Bed Filter
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AdvanTex
Courtesy of Orenco
Textile Sheets
Courtesy of Orenco
20x more surface area than sand
Sand
Gravel
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Residential Installation
Courtesy of Skaneateles Lake
Demonstration Project
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Media Filter with
Bottomless Sand Filter
Media Filter with
Bottomless Sand Filter
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Courtesy of OTN
Foam
The more advanced the treatment
technology, the greater attention required to
assure proper performance.

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