- Need fresh activated sludge for a sewage treatment system?
- Previous activated sludge suppliers let you down?
At ECS, we can provide activated sludge for small scale and commercial sewage plants anywhere in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex.
- Call us on 01420 561 777 or 01489 896 903
What is activated sludge?
The activated sludge process combines air and a biological ’soup’ of bacteria and protozoa to treat sewage and waste water. Air or oxygen is forced into sewage mixed liquor (solids and wastewater) to reduce the organic content of the sewage. This aeration provides the ideal conditions for the host of bacteria to feed on the organic waste and convert it into water, CO2 and cell growth. The bacterial activity leaves behind a high quality effluent.
Once the microorganisms have had sufficient time to work on the organic content and remove the nutrients, the excess mixed liquor moves on into settling tanks. Part of the resulting settled material, aka the sludge, is returned to the start of the aeration system to treat the new sewage entering the tank.
This sludge still contains the microorganisms, so it is referred to as activated sludge. To keep the biomass to food ration in balance, excess sludge is removed, treated and disposed of.
Why would I need activated sludge?
Your sewage treatment plant may become unbalanced and be unable to maintain the right balance of biomass and food. Equally, a plant may become contaminated with pollutants that kill off the active microorganisms in the sludge. By introducing activated sludge from another plant, you can reactivate your plant and start producing the correct balance of active sludge again.
Easy Clean Services can collect activated sludge from many specialist treatment plants and can deliver to any treatment plant required for activated sludge. Call us for cost-effective pricing and prompt service.
Activated sludge sewage plant maintenance
We also offer professional skilled maintenance for all types of sewage plants, as the mechanical equipment involved (mixers, aerators and pumps) must be regularly checked. Call us with your requirements.