The latest generation of sewage treatment systems, microstations utilize the latest technology in aerobic and anaerobic bacteria digestion techniques. The Microstation system is proven to be far more efficient than traditional fosse septique systems . Due to their compact design they require only a fraction of the space for installation compared to the fosse septique epandage and sand filter systems, making them ideal for the self installer. As with these traditional systems there are basically two stages of treatment, but unlike the traditional systems this is carried out within the microstation unit itself eliminating the need for large scale earthworks and disruption associated with fosse septique epandage and sand filters. With minimum maintenance the microstation system will be able to process sewage waste indefinitely, Fosse septique epandage and sand filters systems, compact filter systems all have a limited life span averaging around 10 to 15 years in some cases they will need to be replaced. This is an expensive procedure and produces a high volume of contaminated material that will need to be disposed correctly as not to pollute the environment. When these points are taken into account in calculating long term costs of all the available systems the Microstation shows itself to be the most cost effective and environmentally friendly solution. A typical microstation system can be fully installed in a few days compared to the traditional systems which are installed in around 5-8 days depending on their size. The simplified installation reduces labour costs and disruption time to you and your property.
HOW THEY WORK
As previously mentioned there are basically two stages of sewage treatment. The waste sewage enters the first compartment of the station which is the settlement (Decantation) compartment. This section is the first stage of treatment in the station and acts in a similar way as a traditional fosse septique tank in that the solids begin to separate and sink to the bottom. The separated sewage liquid and solid matter begins to be digested by the aerobic (not present in traditional fosse tank) and anaerobic bacteria. The sewage liquid then leaves the settlement tank and enters the bio-reactor. In this bio-reactor compartment aerobic bacteria living on a type of media fed by oxygen continue the digestion of the waste removing pathogens and other unwanted elements from the liquid. As aerobic bacteria is very efficient at digestion, the bio-reactor completely replaces the large traditional epandage and sand filter treatment systems. In some microstations the treated liquid then enters a third compartment which is a clarifier, and does nothing more than remove any small particles and sends them back the settlement compartment. The treated liquid then leaves the microstation and is free to re-join the water table. There are many different
types of microstations available but we would always recommend a microstation not containing any moving parts.
Units containing moving parts are vulnerable to wear or breakage. The latest generation microstation offering all the benefits of a compact system and containing no moving parts are the Purestation, the EasyONE and the Solido. We have installed these products for a number of years and compared to other units we have installed found them to be of the best quality, easiest to maintain and install and are very cost effective.