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Greywater Systems

Supplier: Aquacell

Greywater makes up around 30 to 50 per cent of wastewater discharged into our sewers. Therefore, greywater recycling offers facilities the chance to cut their water use by up to half.

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Generally defined as wastewater from bathrooms and laundries, greywater can come from our showers, baths, basins and washing machines. It may be contaminated with a range of soluble and insoluble (particulate) substances such as soaps, detergents, skin, saliva, dirt and lint. Each type of contaminant, whether it is detergent/surfactant, organic, microbial or particulate, must be treated appropriately. That is why we have developed the Aquacell G Series. Designed with a multi-barrier approach, it combines a range of purifying processes to remove the various contaminants.

The Aquacell G Series
The Aquacell G Series gives commercial developers modular solutions to on-site greywater recycling. The system features a controlled, robust and comprehensive treatment process that combines physical, microbiological and oxidative treatments into the one package:

  • Collection point – Water flows from the property to a collection point, whereby it is pumped into the Aquacell to begin the treatment process.
  • Aerobic screening – The first step is a unique odour free process that efficiently reduces insoluble material to a negligible residue. This residue is usually discharged to sewer and the remaining greywater flows into the second module.
  • Biological treatment – Air is diffused into the water to create optimum conditions for bacteria to consume impurities. A sustainable biomass concentration is maintained, which metabolises all incoming waste, resulting in negligible sludge. Of the incoming water, 99.9 per cent is reused.
  • Ultrafiltration – Ultrafiltration occurs through a special membrane of microscopic pores that prevents particles, bacteria and viruses from passing through. The membranes are cleaned by air scouring, ensuring no wastewater is produced.
  • Ultraviolet disinfection – As a precaution, Ultraviolet lamps are provided. These act as a further barrier, providing additional protection against pathogens.
  • Chlorination – Finally, a chlorine residual is added to protect the water while in storage and the reticulation system – the only time any chemicals are used throughout the treatment process.
  • Treated water storage – The result is safe water, kept in storage for future use in a variety of applications including surface irrigation, toilet flushing and washing machines.

Green Star benefits
The Aquacell G Series offers high recovery rates with no backwashing, negligible residue and low energy usage. These features provide maximum credits for Green Star or ESD projects.

Aquacell is the ideal option for green builders.

Customer support
Our systems include a built-in control instrumentation which continuously reacts to the ever-changing quality of effluent without an on-site operator. Our expertly trained Aquacell engineers remotely monitor all systems via the internet, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Regulatory compliance
Data acquisition and compliance reporting is built into the Aquacell system from the ground up. All our systems are backed by expert knowledge, service and maintenance support. This is our ongoing guarantee to ensure your peace of mind.

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