Wastewater Treatment Products
Our innovative wastewater plants are environmental friendly using oxidation only also popular referred to as biological treatment.
Aqua Unique works with two lines of wastewater plants. The first line is small plants treating water for 1 to 1,000 People or 0,15m3 to 150m3 per day. These plants make use of a biological driven technology called SBR (Sequencing Batch Reactor). The process is driven by air which pushes the wastewater from the receiving buffer to the treatment tank where the biological aeration phase takes place. Operating the treatment system without any pumps reduces the risks of fault tremendously.
The other line are plants servicing 1,001 to 350,000 people or 150m3 to 52,500m3 uses a biological driven technology called USBF (Upflow Sludge Blanket Filtration). In this technology the reactor integrates activation as well as separation in a single tank. The separation of treated water from sludge is achieved through biological filter which is formed by sludge blanket.
Both plants are simple and easy to install. Opposite most other biological treatment plants they both work instantly. Both plant series also tolerate no and under load and will work instantly again once wastewater is fed.
Regulations and parameters
It is to be expected that NEMA will ban the construction and usage of septic tanks in the near future as it has happened in Kenya. It will probably at the same time be naive to believe NWSC will have expanded the sewerage system much beyond the core city and town centres across Uganda. This leaves the water consumer with very few options.
Luckily different decentralized wastewater systems have been developed over the last 10 years. Aqua Unique is the sole provider of low energy using wastewater plants in Uganda.
The parameters of treated water meet the national discharge parameters without any problems. Purification effect of SBR technology is very high and it is in range of 90 to 97%, (BOD5 ca. 97 %, COD ca. 95 %, SS ca. 96 %, N-NH4 ca. 90 %). The parameters are even further exceeded when applying the USBF technology.