How Noflex digester works
Noflex digester is a chemical compound that is heavier than water. When it is introduced into a system, it will settle at the bottom where there are anaerobic concentrates from the sludge. When the digester comes into contact with sludge, it undergoes a reaction and lifts the waste product into the mainstream flow where a release of oxygen micro-bubbles will facilitate the decomposition of the waste matter. During the process of decomposition, protein is released from sludge to provide a nutritional source for bacteria that are now able to work to the fullest potential in decomposing the sludge waste material contained in water so that uncontaminated water can be pumped out through the external water channels without callusing pollution in the water system.
How do bacteria help in the treatment of wastewater?
Bacteria are normal inhabitants of soil systems, aquatic environments and intestinal tracts of animals. In order to survive, bacteria require organic matter, access to water and appropriate temperatures. Most bacteria decompose organic matter and receive nourishment in the process. Wastewater is full of organic matter and nutrients that bacteria can breakdown. In order to optimize the ability of bacteria to eat the organics in wastewater they have to be provided with an ideal condition for their growth and metabolism. This is the reason why Noflex digester has to be applied to wastewater to provide a happy hunting ground for bacteria that are now able to work on the organic matter using their fullest potential.
After the major solids are removed from wastewater in a process called primary clarification, wastewater is sent to large pools called aeration lagoons or oxidation ditch. Wastewater is constantly stirred to maximize the introduction of oxygen and promote the growth of bacteria. This process is referred to as secondary treatment where the mass of bacterial cells generated is called activated sludge. The bacteria will remove a good portion of organic matter which is present in the wastewater system while consuming oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. This is a process similar to human life where oxygen in breathed in and carbon dioxide is expelled. After a while the wastewater treatment facility will end up with a good amount of activated sludge which is placed in a large anaerobic digester to further treat the sludge using anaerobic bacteria.