A sewage treatment plant is necessary for both residential and commercial spaces. While it shares similarities with a septic tank, the inclusion of additional mechanical elements in the former offers an improved solution, yielding a cleaner and more eco-friendly effluent.

Sewage treatment or wastewater treatment, is used to eliminate impurities from municipal wastewater, utilizing a combination of physical, biological, and chemical methods to purify the water.

Small scale wastewater treatment primarily focuses on domestic sewage. This is considered as the secondary treatment designed to eliminate biological contaminants from water. This type of sewage typically contains food waste, human waste, detergents, soaps, and similar impurities.

What is sewage treatment plant?

A sewage treatment plant cleanses wastewater originating from various sources, utilizing a blend of physical, chemical, and biological methods to remove impurities and produce treated water suitable for environmentally safe disposal.

A sewage treatment plant cleanses wastewater originating from various sources, utilizing a blend of physical, chemical, and biological methods to remove impurities and produce treated water suitable for environmentally safe disposal.

Advantages of sewage treatment plant in petrol bunks

1. Environmental Compliance: Petrol bunks deal with various pollutants, including oil and fuel residues. A sewage treatment plant helps meet environmental regulations by effectively treating and disposing of these pollutants, preventing soil and groundwater contamination.

2. Cost Savings : Proper sewage treatment reduces the need for expensive clean-up and fines resulting from environmental violations. It also minimizes the costs of water procurement and disposal, contributing to overall cost efficiency.

3. Sustainability : With growing environmental awareness, having a sewage treatment plant demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices, which can enhance the reputation of the petrol bunk and attract eco-conscious customers.

4. Effluent Reuse : Treated sewage can be reused for non-potable purposes, such as landscape irrigation or car wash facilities, reducing fresh water consumption.

5. Public Relations : Operating a sewage treatment plant showcases a commitment to environmental protection and can improve public relations by showing that the petrol bunk is taking steps to minimize its environmental impact.

6. Legal Compliance : Meeting sewage treatment regulations ensures legal compliance and avoids potential legal issues related to improper sewage disposal.

7. Reduced Environmental Impact : Proper treatment minimizes the environmental impact of petrol bunk operations by preventing groundwater and soil contamination.

Types of Sewage treatment plant

There are various types of sewage treatment plants that are available based on their treatment towards wastewater and are as follows:

1. Activated sludge plant (ASP)

2. Rotating disc system (RDS)

3. Submerged aerated filter (SAF)

4. Suspended Media Filters (SMF)

5. Sequencing batch reactor (SBR)

6. Non-electric filter

7. Trickling filter