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What is a wastewater system?

A wastewater system processes wastewater from a home, or group of homes. The system includes technologies for treating the wastewater and processes for returning the processed wastewater to the ecosystem

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High performance, efficient treatment technology with low, energy efficient power consumption

High performance, efficient treatment technology with low, energy efficient power consumption

High performance, efficient treatment technology with low, energy efficient power consumption

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certification

First Domestic Wastewater Treatment System certified to AS 1546.3:2017, Australia's latest on-site domestic wastewater standard

First Domestic Wastewater Treatment System certified to AS 1546.3:2017, Australia's latest on-site domestic wastewater standard

First Domestic Wastewater Treatment System certified to AS 1546.3:2017, Australia's latest on-site domestic wastewater standard

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cost effective

15 year structural & 2 year mechanical warranty minimal, simple, cost effective maintenance requirement

15 year structural & 2 year mechanical warranty minimal, simple, cost effective maintenance requirement

15 year structural & 2 year mechanical warranty minimal, simple, cost effective maintenance requirement

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First Domestic System to Achieve Latest Australian Standard
- AS 1546.3:2017
Suitable for homes with up to 10 people, the BioFicient® is manufactured from high quality Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and uses the latest treatment technology to deliver a high quality of water discharge.
With a high performance, low power consumption treatment technology, coupled with minimal maintenance requirement, the Domestic BioFicient® wastewater treatment system will provide large homes with a reliable and effective solution for many years to come.
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BioFicient's Treatment Process
Primary Settlement Chamber

Wastewater from the home will flow to the Primary Settlement Chamber , where a physical separation of foreign material and sewage solids will occur. At this stage the TSS (Total Suspended Solids) and BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand – the measurement of organic matter contained with the water) are greatly reduced. This primary treated effluent is then displaced into the BioZone for further treatment. The settled solids in the Primary Settlement Tank should be removed periodically, as required.

Wastewater from the home will flow to the Primary Settlement Chamber , where a physical separation of foreign material and sewage solids will occur. At this stage the TSS (Total Suspended Solids) and BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand – the measurement of organic matter contained with the water) are greatly reduced. This primary treated effluent is then displaced into the BioZone for further treatment. The settled solids in the Primary Settlement Tank should be removed periodically, as required.

Wastewater from the home will flow to the Primary Settlement Chamber , where a physical separation of foreign material and sewage solids will occur. At this stage the TSS (Total Suspended Solids) and BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand – the measurement of organic matter contained with the water) are greatly reduced. This primary treated effluent is then displaced into the BioZone for further treatment. The settled solids in the Primary Settlement Tank should be removed periodically, as required.

BioZone Chamber

The BioZone is where most of the biological treatment process will occur. This chamber contains thousands of maintenance free, patented, high surface area biofilm carrying media, specifically designed for this type of treatment system. The naturally occurring microorganisms present in the wastewater will adhere to the media and, in turn, will consume the organic based pollutants within the wastewater – thus providing the highly efficient treatment process.

Air/Oxygen is delivered from the Air Compressor to a fine bubble disc diffuser, positioned at the bottom of the chamber. The air provides the oxygen required by the microorganisms to live and creates movement within the tank to ensure complete contact between the media and the wastewater. Following this biological treatment process, the effluent is then displaced into the Clarification Chamber.

The BioZone is where most of the biological treatment process will occur. This chamber contains thousands of maintenance free, patented, high surface area biofilm carrying media, specifically designed for this type of treatment system. The naturally occurring microorganisms present in the wastewater will adhere to the media and, in turn, will consume the organic based pollutants within the wastewater – thus providing the highly efficient treatment process.

Air/Oxygen is delivered from the Air Compressor to a fine bubble disc diffuser, positioned at the bottom of the chamber. The air provides the oxygen required by the microorganisms to live and creates movement within the tank to ensure complete contact between the media and the wastewater. Following this biological treatment process, the effluent is then displaced into the Clarification Chamber.

The BioZone is where most of the biological treatment process will occur. This chamber contains thousands of maintenance free, patented, high surface area biofilm carrying media, specifically designed for this type of treatment system. The naturally occurring microorganisms present in the wastewater will adhere to the media and, in turn, will consume the organic based pollutants within the wastewater – thus providing the highly efficient treatment process.

Air/Oxygen is delivered from the Air Compressor to a fine bubble disc diffuser, positioned at the bottom of the chamber. The air provides the oxygen required by the microorganisms to live and creates movement within the tank to ensure complete contact between the media and the wastewater. Following this biological treatment process, the effluent is then displaced into the Clarification Chamber.

Clarification Chamber

This chamber allows fine particles, present in the treated effluent, to easily settle out. The chamber contains a timer controlled effluent pump to remove these settled particles and deliver them back to the Primary Settlement Tank thus ensuring the excellent quality of the treated effluent. The treated effluent then discharges to the Chlorination Chamber via a fine particle filter.

This chamber allows fine particles, present in the treated effluent, to easily settle out. The chamber contains a timer controlled effluent pump to remove these settled particles and deliver them back to the Primary Settlement Tank thus ensuring the excellent quality of the treated effluent. The treated effluent then discharges to the Chlorination Chamber via a fine particle filter.

This chamber allows fine particles, present in the treated effluent, to easily settle out. The chamber contains a timer controlled effluent pump to remove these settled particles and deliver them back to the Primary Settlement Tank thus ensuring the excellent quality of the treated effluent. The treated effluent then discharges to the Chlorination Chamber via a fine particle filter.

Chlorination Chamber

The biologically treated effluent will pass through a Chlorine Tablet Feeder system that will dose the final effluent and provide the final disinfection process required for most applications. The fully disinfected effluent will then be delivered to the disposal system (irrigation/soakaway system) via an integrated stainless-steel float controlled effluent pump.

The biologically treated effluent will pass through a Chlorine Tablet Feeder system that will dose the final effluent and provide the final disinfection process required for most applications. The fully disinfected effluent will then be delivered to the disposal system (irrigation/soakaway system) via an integrated stainless-steel float controlled effluent pump.

The biologically treated effluent will pass through a Chlorine Tablet Feeder system that will dose the final effluent and provide the final disinfection process required for most applications. The fully disinfected effluent will then be delivered to the disposal system (irrigation/soakaway system) via an integrated stainless-steel float controlled effluent pump.

Compressor Housing

The Compressor Housing provides a home for the high quality, energy efficient compressor (blower) and Electronic Control Panel. The compressor provides the air that is driven in to the BioZone to provide oxygen and movement to the media and the Control Panel operates and powers the mechanical components within the BioFicient. The Control Panel provides constant system status which can be viewed on the integrated LCD display. Fault signal to the Audible/Visual Alarm is supplied, in the unlikely event of system/power error. A standard battery backup power supply is installed to ensure fault signal is active in the event of power failure to the system.

The Compressor Housing provides a home for the high quality, energy efficient compressor (blower) and Electronic Control Panel. The compressor provides the air that is driven in to the BioZone to provide oxygen and movement to the media and the Control Panel operates and powers the mechanical components within the BioFicient. The Control Panel provides constant system status which can be viewed on the integrated LCD display. Fault signal to the Audible/Visual Alarm is supplied, in the unlikely event of system/power error. A standard battery backup power supply is installed to ensure fault signal is active in the event of power failure to the system.

The Compressor Housing provides a home for the high quality, energy efficient compressor (blower) and Electronic Control Panel. The compressor provides the air that is driven in to the BioZone to provide oxygen and movement to the media and the Control Panel operates and powers the mechanical components within the BioFicient. The Control Panel provides constant system status which can be viewed on the integrated LCD display. Fault signal to the Audible/Visual Alarm is supplied, in the unlikely event of system/power error. A standard battery backup power supply is installed to ensure fault signal is active in the event of power failure to the system.

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Why AS1546.3:2017 ?
All Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems used in Australia must be fully tested and accredited. The latest AS1546.3:2017 supersedes the outgoing 2008 standard and requires all products used, after December 2020, to hold the latest certification. The BioFicient Series 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant is the first product in the market to receive this certification.
In an accredited, independent testing facility, the BioFicient Series 1 was sampled on a daily and weekly basis for 34 weeks. During this time, the system was subjected to several stress tests to simulate use in an actual residential property. Australia has one of the most stringent process on the Planet to ensure the standard of effluent discharged to the environment is world leading.
Although the industry has 24 months to gain the latest certification, Kingspan believe that the latest technology should be available as soon as possible, hence their decision to invest in their new BioFicient and testing process to achieve the latest standard before any other manufacturer in the industry.
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Product Benefits
- Over 60 years of manufacturing premium Wastewater Treatment Systems
- High performance, efficient treatment technology
- Low, energy efficient power consumption
- 15 year structural & 2 year mechanical warranty
- Minimal, simple, cost effective maintenance requirement
- System status monitor with audible & visual alarm activation
- Compact & shallow single tank construction
- Aesthetically pleasing, low profile covers
- Lightweight yet robust corrosion resistant FRP construction
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