Solar Aquatics Systems|
Solar Aquatics System, or SAS, treats effluent to advanced secondary and tertiary
standards through a series of aerated translucent tanks that host plant communities
and aerobic microorganisms.
and optimizes the natural water purification processes of freshwater wetlands.
Wastewater is circulated inside a greenhouse through a series of clear tanks,
each with its own aquatic ecosystem, and marshes. In this treatment process, sunlight,
oxygen, bacteria, algae, plants, snails and fish work together to purify the water.
SAS uses aeration and mixing in the tanks to prevent sludge from settling. This
enhances degradation of solids and results in fewer solids than conventional wastewater
The super-clean effluent from
these systems can be used for irrigation or groundwater recharging or disinfected
and used to flush toilets.
Systems are in use throughout the world, particularly for attractive super-cleaning
and publicly viewable wastewater systems, such as in tourable industrial facilities
and educational institutions. Solar Aquatics Systems offer a treatment process
that produces high-quality water at a low cost.
Natural System Advantage
Systems replicate and optimize natural wetlands processes to treat wastewater.
Unlike mechanical treatment processes, these systems are complex, dynamic, self-organizing,
and resilient, so they can adapt to changing effluent quality better than mechanical/chemical
Natural systems appeal to the public,
because they treat waste in a way that is in keeping with the high value many
cultures and communities place on ecological integrity.
Treatment, Recycling And Reuse
Systems can treat effluent to be used for:
irrigation of plants, both indoor planters and exterior landscapes
- groundwater recharge
With their arboretum-like
abundance of plants, Solar Aquatics are often chosen when a super-cleaning wastewater
treatment system is called for. Communities appreciate that a Solar Aquatics System
is attractiveÑa good neighbor that fits into nearly any site without odors or
with Your Needs
enclosed components allow Solar Aquatics Systems to be easily expanded to manage
increased capacity or stronger effluents.
clean water with Solar Aquatics Systems offers:
an attractive asset to a property or community
adaptive and easily expanded treatment
educational tool for teaching lessons in applied practical biology Solar Aquatics
Systems are at work worldwide.
the Ecological Engineering Group for more information: 866-4-ECOENG