The principal objective of wastewater treatment is to dispose of human, sewage, and industrial effluents without danger or unacceptable impact to human health or the natural environment.
Remote Waste’s Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are designed to treat human and other effluent using a series of treatment processes in order to consistently meet all regulatory requirements for the discharge of effluent into the environment.
We set industry best practices for wastewater treatment design and for effluent treatment levels.
Remote Waste has four sizes of WWTP allowing it to service facilities ranging from rig camps to large work camps.
The following diagram illustrates the basic treatment process employed in Remote’s wastewater treatment plants.
- Mobile Completion Units (MCU or Combo Units)
- Portable plants provide reliable and efficient treatment solutions.
- Wastewater treatment, Power generation, light towers, potable water storage
- Potable Water Storage
- Washroom Facilities
- On-site Treatment Plants
- Wastewater tank, Store and Haul Systems
- Construction and Oilfield Camps
- Drilling Rig Camps
- Rig site and Well-site Facilities
- Recreational Parks
- Mobile Home Communities
- Municipal Sewer Pre-Treatment
- Residential Communities
The principal treatment process is aerobic digestion – specifically an activated sludge process. Aerobic digestion is a microbial process occurring in the presence of oxygen. Under aerobic conditions, bacteria and other microorganisms rapidly consume the organic matter in the effluent and convert it into carbon dioxide.
In the activated sludge process, dissolved oxygen is supplied, using an air diffuser system, into an aeration tank containing a suspension of wastewater and microorganisms called activated sludge. Microorganisms in the aeration tank use the dissolved oxygen and the organic matter as food to produce more microorganisms. To promote the maintenance and growth of the bacteria, Remote has incorporated proprietary technologies into its aeration system.
The bacteria required to digest the effluent nutrients are naturally occurring in the effluent, however, seed bacteria is often introduced into the system at start-up to promote faster bacterial growth and greater population variety. Remote also uses specialty enzymes and bacteria enhancers to deal with specific effluent constituents.
Following the aeration step, the microorganisms and spent sludge is separated from the liquid by sedimentation in a series of clarifier tanks. This clarified liquid is then further treated using a proprietary filter system.
The final treatment process, prior to effluent discharge, involves disinfection of the discharged wastewater using a variety of technologies.
Depending on the application, disinfected effluent is then pumped through an engineered discharge field which disburses the effluent over a large area. The discharged effluent is generally absorbed in the soil where natural biological processes continue to consume it.