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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Wastewater Treatment

The Wastewater Treatment Process, by all intents and purposes, is a very useful process and addition in to the hygiene maintenance and upkeep of a community. It gives the residents the assurance that all their wastes and garbage are processed and treated that, by the time, these excretes make contact with the environment, they do not cause any harm. There are, however, two faces of a coin, so to speak.

In this article, you will know the advantages and disadvantages in possessing a water treatment plant:

Advantages:

  • Removal of Solid Wastes

To the effectiveness of a sewage system, 97% of the harmful chemical and materials present in the wastewater. This only proves that a wastewater system is effective and one of the main reasons why keeping the system functional is very beneficial to everyone in the community.

  • Nitrification without Chemical Usage

Nitrification is the process of biological oxidation to release the nitrate content of the wastewater. Because of the mechanics and processes that the wastewater undergoes, the harmful biological and chemical contents of the water are nullified. The process makes the water safe before it reaches the environment so that it can cause no damage to the community.

  • Biological Waste Removal

As the wastewater goes through the sewage system, it undergoes several treatment processes and one of those involves being pried off of harmful chemicals in a bacterial level. This is where the fluid is funnelled into a tank whose temperature and environmental characteristics are modelled to allow bacterial cleansing to spare having to use chemical means to get rid of the harmful components.

  • Cost Effective

The process of building or installing a sewage system may not be as thrifty as other sewer means but the process of operating one surely is. Especially when utilising a gravity sewer, the cost of operations are dwindled to almost zero costs. Since most sewage systems have no use of pumping stations and merely rely on the gravity, they are one sure way of getting clean results with lesser financial obligations. However, for more advanced sewage systems, the cost of operations is certainly greater but if you consider the conveniences that the sewer have provided for a community, these costs are well worth it.

  • Easily Maintained Mechanical Work

Due to many mechanical tools and equipment, the maintenance and up keep of sewage system has indeed been made easy over the years. With the use of a CCTV Camera, you get detailed and accurate reports taken from inside the sewer pipes.

  • Self-sustaining System

Every gravity sewage system has a self-cleaning ability that allows the system to keep the pipes clean. This is the same capacity that gives the system ability to be self-sufficient in keeping the system operational.

Disadvantages:

  • Hassle in the Up Keeping

Easy and burden-free are two different things. While the maintenance can easily be done, it is not without much trouble. In fact, the up keep of a sewage system can be quite complex and therefore will require varied precautions and practices to get the job done right.

  • Plants Usually Need 3 Tanks

Most plants, whether the purpose is to have enough storage space for the wastes in the system or to process the waste will need at least 3 tanks to complete the structural requirements of a sewage wastewater treatment plant.

  • Temperature Affects the Tank’s Condition

Controlled or otherwise, the temperature and variants inside the tank and the sewage system, for that matter, can fluctuate to random temperature degrees in random moments. The shifting of temperature can affect the performance of the system and the lifespan of its components.