The Biosonic Reactor employs innovative technology using ultrasound to offer a number of significant benefits for the improvement of sewage breakdown in wastewater treatment.
Our ultrasonic process can be used to remove the need for expensive on-site chemical treatment, also meaning that a licence for chemical use will be unnecessary.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS:
- Physically breaks down the gross solids in raw sewage to a level that improves treatment.
- Sonically flocculates the solids such that they will precipitate quickly and evenly during the primary settlement process.
- A two hour settlement period can be reduced to as little as ten minutes.
- Pre-processes the output sludge from treatment, breaking cell structures to improve the rate and yield of biogas in subsequent anaerobic digestion processing.
- There is a significant increase in sludge density (it contains less water and is more concentrated), which results in a smaller volume of effluent/sludge for storage within holding tanks and subsequent transportation.
- Large cost savings can be made on tanker lorries and further processing.
THE ROLE OF ULTRASONICS WITHIN THE PROCESS
Our Biosonic Reactor applies ultrasound to the external surface of the device and the ultrasonic waves cause a phenomenon known as cavitation. Cavitation bubbles are generated inside the medium (liquid system – wastewater). After they are created (400 μs) bubbles collapse and implode releasing mechanical shear forces and radical reactions meaning US cavitation has taken place. Elimination of existing gas bubbles (germ of cavitation) trapped within the solid matter enhances settlement through notable coagulation and flocculation of the suspended solids.