Nature is created to renew itself and preserve the environment. With population increases in urban areas, human refuse consisting of Wastewater and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and the use of non-biodegradable products have interfered in nature’s usual process of renewing itself. With water resources becoming polluted in rivers, lakes, seashore, aquifers and agriculture-soil coupled with difficulties in MSW collection, treatment and disposal, a serious threat to the quality of our lives is being posed.
AIWPS is a cost effective alternative to conventional wastewater treatment and disposal facilities. AIWPS can be built and operated for half the cost of conventional mechanical systems while attaining equal to higher quality effluent than conventional methods.
The heart of the process is called the BIO-DIGESTOR .This is a completely sealed chamber with continuous water flow. It maintains a total absence of free oxygen and light and is therefore considered ANAEROBIC.
Wastewater is diverted to a Bio-Digester that biodegrades the organic component of the sewage and delivers clean water suitable for farming and watering the lawns. The technology is old and is an improvement to the septic tank theory. The Bio-Digester, as an air tight vessel, uses anaerobic micro organisms to biodegrade the organic component of sewage.
The process could be applied to single homes, apartment buildings, office buildings and any subdivisions. The sewer connection from the premises to the main sewer line is intercepted and the flow is diverted to the Bio-Digester. A non-return valve is installed at the inflow pipe to prevent sewage back-flow.
Another important feature of this process is the treatment of all pathogens and other bacteria. The self generated heat in the digester as well as the residency period contributes to the safety of the process in delivering safe water for domestic use.
The effluent from the Reactor, no matter what the input, is almost pure water. Sludge is not a problem since the organisms do not leave sludge behind as a byproduct.
Since there are no moving parts in the Reactor, there is no requirement for outside energy input. Unlike traditional aerobic waste disposal plants that require thousands of kilowatts of energy to run, the anaerobic reactor can be built hundreds of miles from the nearest power source.
In addition, unlike traditional waste treatment facilities, the Reactor needs no sophisticated mechanical equipment and minimal human oversight. Many reactors have functioned, virtually maintenance free, for 10 to 15 years. Again, this would be ideal for use in underdeveloped and remote locations.