Beginner´s Guide to Biological Treatment of Water

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Courtesy of Adedge Water Technologies, LLC

Water treatment systems make safe and civilized life possible for people of all ages. Access to clean, reliable, and safe water is one of the first building blocks of a good social system. That is why experts have developed advanced and reliable ways to remove harmful substances from the water supply, including fecal matter, bacteria, arsenic, and other dangerous or even poisonous matter.  

One of the most reliable forms of treatment is the biological water treatment system, which uses unique and advanced techniques for providing clean, reliable water—even beyond that which most people are used to. Many people have dangerous levels of harmful or unhealthy chemicals in their water, but biological treatment of water can change that. Here are some details about what this system is, how it works, and why you should rely on this system.

Introduction

Biological water treatment uses living organisms to break down and remove organic matter from supplies of water. This is a system used around the world to attack and eliminate mold and other organic matter that humans must never ingest. There are many ways to treat dirty water, including the use of chemicals like chlorine or mechanical systems that heat water to extremely high temperatures. However, the biological treatment system is completely safe for humans, creates clean drinking water, and is also highly sustainable.

How It Works

The biological water filtration system relies on tiny organisms like specific strains of bacteria or even nematodes—microscopic organisms that resemble worms—to digest or even eliminate the unwanted material in water, making it effectively safe for human topical use (showering, hand washing, etc.), industrial use, and drinking.

Scientists can control and adjusting the natural processes that occur between the water and the introduced organisms to effectively clean water.

Secondary Water Treatment

The biological water treatment solution is typical used as a secondary water treatment process, meaning that it is a more advanced cleaning system used after a primary treatment, or the process by which dirt, oil, and other non-organic matter is removed from the water. Pairing a primary system to eliminate unwanted non-organic matter with a secondary system to eliminate organic matter results in completely clean and safe water.

Types of Biological Treatment

Within the subset of biological water treatment are various specific types of process, all of which are either aerobic, requiring the use of oxygen, or anaerobic, lacking the use or presence of oxygen. There are many advantages of each type of system, and some are recommended for specific industries, such as those that bottle beverages for human consumption.

Types of aerobic and anaerobic treatment processes include:

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Activated sludge
  • Oxidation ditches
  • Aerobic digestion processes
  • Aspirating aerators
  • Biological filtration
  • And many more

If you are interested in using advanced technology for biological water treatment, consider investing in equipment that can be designed and built to operate within your needs and standards to produce reliable water. The innovation and cost-effectiveness of biological treatment systems will benefit your industrial and personal needs every single day, no matter what type of industry you work in, how large or small your commercial or residential property is, and how dirty your water may be.

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