Complement your Waterloo Biofilter system
A number of system add-ons are available from Waterloo Biofilter Systems to enhance the performance and operation of your decentralized wastewater treatment system. Available options include:
Remote Monitoring Service:
Allows the system operator to remotely check on the status of the Waterloo Biofilter system by accessing the control panel(s) over the internet. System components can be turned on remotely to confirm proper operation and relevant data such as flow rates and pump ON/OFF times can be downloaded.
Automatically calls up to 10 phone numbers in the event of a system alarm. This ensures the right people are immediately notified of a problem resulting in faster and more efficient problem resolution.
Phosphorus is more difficult to remove from wastewater because, unlike nitrogen, it cannot be converted to a gas through biological processes. Phosphorus can initially be removed via soil as it as adsorbed to the surface of soil particles. However, once all of the available binding sites are taken up, the soil is no longer able to remove phosphorus via adsorption and it must be precipitated out before disposal. Waterloo Biofilter provides a chemical dosing system that precipitates phosphorus out of the sewage by coagulation and flocculation, independent of the soil absorption system. (Be aware of companies that claim to remove 99% of phosphorus, this ‘removal’ is actually in the soil and not in the treatment unit, which as mentioned above is only a temporary solution.)
Enhanced Nitrogen Removal:
Waterloo Biofilters typically remove 50-65% of total nitrogen in recirculation mode, but the nitrogen removal process is very sensitive to a number of geological and wastewater characteristics. For enhanced nutrient removal projects system upgrades can be added to increase the nitrogen removal efficiency. The WaterNOx BAF can be added for complete denitrification. Other upgrades such as alkalinity addition, pre-aeration, and carbon addition can be added when the wastewater is not chemically adequate to sustain the nitrification and denitrification processes.
Vacuum Sewer Collection:
Enables the cost effective transport of wastewater produced at a number of different locations to be collected for treatment at a centralized plant. Used for communal and small municipal applications, vacuum sewers are superior to gravity collection systems as they eliminate infiltration problems, allow future connections at much lower costs, significantly reduce odours, work independent of terrain elevations, and operation and maintenance is performed at a single central location instead of at each site.
Are typically used in wastewater reuse applications to remove tannins that accumulate in recycled water. This improves the aesthetics of the Biofilter effluent allowing it to be reused for such things as toilet flushing.
UV or Ozone Disinfection:
Is used in wastewater reuse projects or to allow surface discharge of treated effluent.
Is an effective way of using treated Waterloo Biofilter effluent for irrigation purposes. Instead of a disposal bed, effluent is pumped through drip lines laid out across the property. This delivers water to those areas it is most needed and allows for increased uptake of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus by plants and trees resulting in healthier vegetation.