What Defines a High-Quality Treatment Plant for The Home?

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As environmental conservation and sustainability continue to be top concerns for both homes and businesses, domestic treatment plants have become a central focus for improvement. Homeowners are looking for more effective and efficient treatment plants that can process larger amounts of waste with reduced costs and higher effluent quality.

If you're looking for a domestic treatment plant for your home, there are several important factors that can define a quality system from an average one. Here are some of the key defining features of a high quality treatment plant for the home.

The Quality of effluent

Domestic treatment plants are mainly defined by their ability to produce high quality effluent. The effluent, which is the waste material that goes into the surrounding soil after treatment, should be as free as possible from toxic substances.

In fact, the most effective treatment plants are those that can eliminate ammonia, suspended solids that tend to clog the surrounding soil and contain enough biological oxygen to promote the growth of microorganisms in the ecosystem.

The type of tank material used

The type of tank material used will determine the durability of the tank itself and the ability of the system to hold and treat waste over time. There are 4 main materials used to construct septic tanks, and each has its own unique advantages.

  • Glass reinforced plastic

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) is the old material that is used to construct septic tanks. It mainly consists of multiple plastic parts that are sealed together. While this method was commonly used in the past, GRP has been shown to develop leaks over time and the bolts keeping the joints together tend to develop rust.

GRP is also highly susceptible to damage from contact because it offers low impact resistance.

  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Polyethylene offers a tough and durable material for septic tank construction. It's resistant to corrosion and can house various types of waste without damage. HDPE can also be reinforced with stainless steel to make it even more durable.

  • Concrete

Concrete is a time-tested material that offers excellent durability for septic tanks. It's sturdy, does not corrode and does not easily get damaged. However, it can be costly to install and it must be sealed well to avoid costly repairs.

  • Polypropylene

Similar to high-density polyethylene, polypropylene is a strong and cost-effective material for constructing septic tanks.

Powering options

Domestic treatment plants that can harness renewable energy sources in order to operate are becoming the preferred option for homeowners. They reduce the cost of running the system and in most cases, they are effective at treating waste. For example, solar powered sewage treatment systems are highly durable and reliable options for the home.

Reach out to a company like Econocycle for more information. 


22 January 2018

Elizabeth's Energy and Environment Blog

Did you know that the way we generate and use energy can have a big impact on the environment? I wasn't aware of this fact until my son came home from school. He had been learning all about climate change and he was really worried about the future. Seeing my 7-year-old in tears really moved me and I vowed that I would learn more about green energy. I contacted an energy consultant who came to visit my home. They assessed how energy efficient it was and recommended that I have solar panels and double glazing installed. The contractor who carried out this work was excellent. I decided to start this blog to encourage others to go green.