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The Ozzi Kleen sewage treatment system is the only 100% aerobic home sewage treatment system allowing you to recycle your waste water and use it for irrigation.
A home sewage treatment system can also be referred to as a home sewage treatment plant (HSTP), waste water treatment system, sewage treatment unit (STU), aerated treatment unit (ATU), aerated waste water treatment system (AWTS), on-site sewage management system (OSMS) or on-site sewage facilities (OSSF). This brochure will refer to all of the above as a sewage treatment system.
Types of Waste Water Systems
There are two types of sewage treatment processes; (1) Aerobic (or non-septic) and (2) Anaerobic (or septic). Aerobic treatment is a process that uses air or oxygen to help bacteria degrade waste water and other pollutants. Anaerobic treatment is a process where waste water is broken down by micro-organisms without the aid of dissolved oxygen.
The principle behind the aerobic treatment process is simple. By keeping the organic waste matter oxygenated, the naturally occurring bacteria are kept alive. These bacteria, called aerobic bacteria, are very aggressive in feeding on waste, making the treatment process highly effective and efficient. This allows breakdown to occur in a matter of hours.
In the anaerobic treatment process the bacteria present, called anaerobic bacteria, have to break down waste in the absence of oxygen. This process relies on the slow decay of organic matter into smaller digestible constituents and can take up to 3 months to complete.
Anaerobic bacteria are not only less active than aerobic bacteria, they are far more fragile. Inorganic compounds, such as soaps, household cleaners and disinfectants that are commonly used in the home can quickly upset the bacteria, resulting in poor treatment performance.
How does an Ozzi Kleen Sewage Treatment System Work?
The Ozzi Kleen sewage treatment system uses activated sludge in what is known as the IDEA process. IDEA or Intermittently Decanted Extended Aeration process treats sewage through cyclic periods of extended aeration, settling and removal of clean effluent via a decanter (see Diagram 1). Most modern town and industrial sewage treatment plants in Australia and around the world utilise some form of aerobic treatment. The patented Ozzi Kleen sewage treatment system is the only residential sewage treatment system available on the market that is 100% aerobic1.