What is Advanced Enviro))Septic?How does it work?
The Enviro))Septic system has three functions:
- First, it helps evenly distribute wastewater coming from the septic tank over the entire leaching bed;
- Second, it treats the effluent;
- Finally, it evacuates treated water safely into the environment via infiltration into the soil. The strength of this product is clearly in this triple action.
How does it work?
|The wastewater from the septic tank is routed to the pipes. The effluent is uniformly spread using a distribution box or another water spreading mechanism.|
As the effluent enters the Advanced Enviro))Septic pipe, it cools to ground temperature. Its ridges and oblique notches facilitate the process while providing an increased surface for thermal exchange when compared to classic systems. The system acts in a way that could resemble that of an underground radiator. The cooling promotes the separation of fats and suspended solids. The lighter solid particles float up to the surface as scum and the heavier ones sink to the bottom of the pipe to form sludge. These solids are held inside the pipe to prevent clogging of the receiving soil.
The effluent leaves the pipe through the small holes all around the pipe. Afterwards, it works its way through the fibrous membrane where the bacteria have settled to treat the suspended solids. The fibrous membrane is conditioned by the liquid level fluctuations inside the pipe, which are caused by the user’s peak water use periods. This aerobic/anaerobic condition encourages the proliferation of the bacteria that ultimately treat the water.
This process is similar to the decomposition of a picket fence. The deterioration always starts at the bottom where the humidity conditions change from day to day and accelerates the wood’s decomposition.
The effluent travels through the geotextile where another layer of bacteria is forming on the internal surface. By capillary action, the geotextile and the surrounding sand gather and distribute the effluent on the pipe’s perimeter, facilitating the water discharge to the surrounding ground.
This phenomenon can be compared to the wick of an oil lamp where the fuel moves toward the area where the combustion occurs.
|The treatment continues as the effluent passes through the filter sand that surrounds the Advanced Enviro))Septic pipe. When water finally reaches the receiving soil, almost all the contaminants are completely removed from the water. It thus infiltrates into the ground much more easily, to be evacuated from the site.|