Eco-Friendly Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment is in place of a standard septic field.

How does anaerobic wastewater treatment work?

Anaerobic wastewater treatment is a type of biological treatment where anaerobic microorganisms are used to break down and remove organic contaminants from wastewater. While anaerobic treatment systems may take a variety of forms, they generally include some form of bioreactor or repository capable of maintaining the oxygen-free environment needed to support the process of anaerobic digestion.

The anaerobic wastewater treatment process consists of two stages: an acidification phase followed by a methane production phase, with both processes occurring in dynamic equilibrium. In the initial acid-forming phase, anaerobes break down complex organic compounds into simpler, short-chain volatile organic acids. The second phase, known as the methane-production phase, consists of two steps: acetogenesis, where anaerobes synthesize organic acids to form acetate, hydrogen gas, and carbon dioxide; and methanogenesis, where the anaerobic microorganisms then act upon these newly-formed molecules to form methane gas and carbon dioxide. These byproducts can be reclaimed for use as fuel, while the wastewater can be routed for further treatment and/or discharge.

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