Osorno offers solutions for variety of wastewater treatment applications, from those of individual residences, to small communities, and for industrial and agricultural purposes.
Residential Wastewater consists of liquid household waste from several sources – toilets, baths, showers, and kitchens. Septic tanks and septic fields are probably the most common treatment options, when potential of biological treatment depends on availability of effluent discharge. Use of biological treatment system is a better and more reliable option that septic fields.
Industrial Wastewater is water generated by any industrial process. Usually process wastewater is re-used after partial treatment and/or conditioning. Before discharge into public utility such wastewater must be treated to ensure that water quality regulations are met. Treatment for industrial applications may be chemical and/or biological. Sometimes industrial wastewater can have high BOD (e.g. honey production and beer making). In this cases wastewater can not be re-used.. It will require special treatment before discharge.
Agricultural Wastewater (Farm) is typically reach with nutrients, has high BOD and phosphate concentrations. Such wastewater streams can be treated by biological nutrient removal systems, which reduce nutrient content of the wastewater by more than 100 fold. Agricultural wastewater treatment is often complex due to the high content of nutrients, which requires several treatment steps.
Water Reuse is becoming more common as population growth. Droughts, floods and other catastrophic events put limits on water availability and renewability. Water reuse is particularly important in areas that already experiencing shortages in water supply. Good example are the reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation, and the collection of rain water for flushing of toilets. For example, treated effluent of BioCompact® STPs in Mexico is used for irrigation. Another example of water reuse can be use of shower water for toilets flushing. Consideration of water reuse put additional requirements for water infrastructure.
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