Microorganisms and bacteria are microscopic, free-Living organisms that can reproduce at an enormous rate of if the proper environmental conditions are met. Microorganisms are the primary agents of biological wastewater treatment. Biological wastewater treatment is the use of bacteria to degrade and decompose organic materials during treatment.
- Traditional WWTP’s have used the bacteria and microorganisms that exist naturally in sewage effluent to use as base for treatment of effluent.
- SewTreat has developed a highly effective multiple strain bacteria range that gets added to our plants. This specifically bred bacteria feed on the complex substances in the wastewater, converting them into simpler substances, improving treatment.
Due to their growth, adaptability, and resilience, wastewater treatment systems rely on microorganisms to degrade organic material and produce clear effluent water. By harnessing the ability of microorganisms to tackle the source of larger issues – degrading odour – causing compounds, for example – biological wastewater treatment offers major advantages over alternative treatment strategies.
These advantages include:
- Lower operating costs compared to alternatives
- Efficient degradation and removal of organic and inorganic compounds
- Improved flexibility to handle a wide range of wastewater characteristics and flows
The key, however, to any biological treatment system is ensuring that the existing microbial community has the right conditions to grow.