Bio Wastewater Natural Treatment System
Wastewater proper treatment is a huge problem for many cities, including Gyumri. The dirty water ends up in the Alkhuryan river becoming poison for local biodiversity, cattle and creates risks for contamination and disease for the local communities. On the other hand, freshwater scarcity is becoming a pressing issue. Like with many other resources, water as well needs to be recycled.
This is what the biological wastewater treatment technology can do – cleaning and recycling water and enabling reuse.
This sustainable technology will be used in The Distrikt to treat and reuse the wastewater.
How the Bio Wastewater Treatment Plant will function in The Distrikt?
This innovative method of wastewater treatment is based on biological processes and plants’ phytoremediation function to remove pollutants, organic matters, nutrients.
The bio wastewater treatment system consists of several filtring and purifying cycles done in separate reactors. The plant and bacteria-based ecosystems in the reactors consume the contaminants in the wastewater producing clean and reusable water.
This complex biological ecosystem is managed by an IoT-based control software that regulates all engineering components necessary to maintain ideal conditions. The software as well will be developed in The Distrikt.
The system recycles up to 90 % of the water and pushes it back into buildings and green infrastructure to be used for secondary purposes such as toilets and irrigation. The decentralized system can be used for up to 250 residents.
This innovative technology is not only an efficient way to recycle wastewater but also its esthetic appearance attracts visitors.
Locally produced biogas to heat the greenhouse
The infrastructure of the Biological Wastewater Treatment System takes around 1000 sq meters located in a greenhouse that reminds a small botanical garden. The greenhouse will be heated with locally produced biogas. In its turn, the biomass will be sourced by the local neighborhoods in the form of organic waste and animal manure.
The scale-up: creating jobs while recycling water
The technology of the bio wastewater natural treatment system can become a solution for other small neighborhoods in Armenia and worldwide. Inefficient use of water resources as well as pollution of the surrounding environment with wastewater is a problem in many communities. Unlike centralized systems that require huge investment, wastewater natural treatment system is cheaper and more affordable, meanwhile reusing and saving precious freshwater resources.
The scale-up will allow converting it to a viable and innovative business model and create job opportunities both in software production and infrastructure building.
One of the burning problems of our industrial society is the high consumption of water and the high demand for clean drinking water. Numerous approaches have been taken to reduce water consumption, but in the long run, it seems only possible to recycle wastewater into high-quality water. →
Clean water is an inevitable necessity in human life apart from food and shelter. Surface and underground water are the major sources of clean water. →