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The 75m long, 37m wide and 5m deep bio-reactor is the first building to go up and about one-third completed.
Once operational the reactor will be able to stabilise micro-organisms as well as remove their biological oxygen demand. That means the effluent will be cleaner and friendlier to the environment and should smell better.
But the new system will use a lot more energy to convert the waste into a more environmentally friendly substance.
Cr Friske said the plant was coming along as expected time-wise. He said if the weather stayed fine the project would run to schedule and works could pick up pace. The effluent is first treated in the bio reactor and then flows into the sedimentation tanks where all the solid waste will fall to the bottom.
Then the sediment, which is mostly micro-organisms, is put back through the plant processor. The micro-organisms that are used in the process can last up to 25 days before they are no longer of use. Once the bio-mass passes the day mark the sludge will be transported off site.
Once the new plant is up and running the existing sewage treatment plant will be decommissioned but some existing tanks will be re-used to save money.GYMPIE REGIONAL COUNCIL TELEMETRY Public Utilities (Treatment plants, Sewerage reticulation) project In The Gympie Regional Council .
Capital Tanks is also Queensland's leading supplier of wastewater treatment systems (also known as home sewage treatment plants or HSTPs), servicing all of Southern and Central Queensland, including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Gympie, Gladstone, Bundaberg and beyond.
Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from municipal wastewater, containing mainly household sewage plus some industrial wastewater. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are used to remove contaminants and produce treated wastewater (or treated effluent) that is safe enough for release to the environment.
The Gympie Sewage Treatment and Processing Plant project began in and is due to finish in June It is designed to process sewage from all of Gympie and nearby surrounding areas. Essentially, the project is an upgrade to new system from an existing inferior old system.
Local government approves the installation of on-site sewerage facilities. Treatment systems for household wastewater include: conventional domestic sewage treatment plants (secondary treatment or better) activated sludge system; Gympie Regional Council.
PO Box , Gympie . 7. Tertiary treatment. This stage is similar to the one used by drinking water treatment plants which clean raw water for drinking purposes.
The tertiary treatment stage has the ability to remove up to 99 percent of the impurities from the wastewater.