Aero-Fac® PTS

The Aero-Fac® Primary Treatment System (PTS) offers front end treatment that can eliminate a number of operational and performance issues for conventional treatment works.

Aero-Fac® is a high-process-rate, small footprint wastewater treatment system that has been well proven with a variety of municipal and industrial wastewater applications in all types of climates. Aero-Fac® employs an advanced and optimised form of a completely biological aerated facultative treatment process that automatically adjusts to handle extreme variations in flows and loadings. Aero-Fac® incorporates fast and easy construction techniques, uses little energy, requires exceptionally simplified operator skills, almost no maintenance, and yet turns out effluent quality that can be superior for reuse and irrigation.

No-Sludge Wastewater Treatment System

Long-life, low maintenance diffused air systemAero-Fac® offers a number of unique benefits, not the least of which is a self-digesting sludge process that requires no pre-screening, sedimentation tanks, clarifiers, sludge removal, dewatering, chemicals or conditioning. And best of all, Aero-Fac® requires no routine sludge disposal or the associated tanker traffic in and out of the treatment plant. Sludge is continuously self-digested within the initial treatment stage eliminating costly equipment, labor and regulation.

Extremely Low CAPEX and OPEX

Centrifugal fan blower has long life and low maintenanceAnother advantage of Aero-Fac® is the very low operating cost. The system is unique in its use of a fully biological process along with wind powered aerators matched with an innovative diffused air aeration system. Overall the system can operate at anywhere from 50-85% less than typical activated sludge systems.

The wind powered aeration units used in the Aero-Fac® system have been extensively proven in wastewater treatment and other water applications. The completely stainless steel diffused air aeration components are also unique in that they require no routine cleaning or maintenance resulting in an extremely low total life-cycle cost.

 

No Odour

Virtually no odour from an Aero-Fac® WWTPWater industry personnel are routinely amazed by the lack of odour at Aero-Fac® facilities. Many remark that it is hard to believe that they are actually at a sewage treatment plant!

Extraordinary Flow/Load Flexibility

Seldom does a wastewater treatment plant see exactly the same flows or loadings throughout its lifetime or even during various parts of a week or year. Whether from tourism, storm water infiltration/flows, industry, growth or other issues, flows and loads vary at many facilities. This is where Aero-Fac® really shines.

High quality effluent at an affordable costAero-Fac® can be designed to automatically accommodate anywhere from zero flows up to almost unlimited flows — all unattended. Shock or spike loads have little effect under most any circumstances. This makes Aero-Fac® ideal for tourism areas, developments with planned growth, areas with large storm water fluctuations or industrial users.

 

 

Aero-Fac® PTS

Primary Treatment System


The Aero-Fac® PTS can be used as a front end to a conventional treatment works such as a filter works. The PTS offers numerous advantages and cost savings.

  • Improved treatment

  • Elimination of sludge handling

  • System peak load/flow attenuation

  • Shock load protection

  • Construction pays for itself in OPEX savings

  • Extends existing asset life

  • Improved nitrification

 

 

 

The East Harling, Norfolk Aero-Fac® PTS was put into operation in 2009 and is tried and tested, well demonstrating all the benefits ascribed to this system.

The new PTS system has been designed, developed and tested in the field in response to the needs of the industry for cost effective, practical solutions to wastewater treatment.