How does Noflex Digester works?
It gained prominence in the commercial and industrial world because it was used to reduce the buildup of sludge and eliminate unwanted odors in treatment and holding systems. There is no way to prevent odor from forming in a boat without proper sewage management. If the holding tanks are overloaded with chemicals, the more that they will stink. What they require is treatment through Noflex Digester that will clean the waste that coats the pipes as it is flushed through the system so that no unwanted smells can leach out from the connections and hoses. Once it reaches the holding tanks, it will neutralize odors and release micro bubbles of oxygen that is needed by aerobic bacteria to digest raw sewage. Proteins will also be released from sludge so that there will be an additional source of nutrients for aerobic bacteria.
Proper way to deal with boat holding tank
In the marine industry, there are two ways with which the odor in holding tanks is dealt with – to mask it or to reduce it. The proper way is sewage treatment that makes use of biological methods. Raw sewage contains both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Aerobic bacteria need oxygen in order to survive while the anaerobic bacteria thrive in an airless environment. Both aerobic bacteria and anaerobic bacteria feed on sewage but aerobic bacteria do not produce any foul odor. As long as there is an adequate supply of fresh air in the holding tank, aerobic bacteria will do its work and the system stays odor-free. However, if there is inadequate air in the holding tank, anaerobic bacteria will overpower the aerobic bacteria and will cause the foul odor while it digests raw sewage. The holding tank will literally turn into a septic tank and the result will be a stinking boat.
In the holding tank, the key to adequate ventilation is the vent line that will allow a free exchange of fresh air for the carbon dioxide that is being generated by sewage. If the bladder tanks do not have vents, it is guaranteed that they will stink because there is no adequate air. Many boat builders assume that holding tanks will always stink no matter what they do and this is the reason why they run the vent lines as far away as possible from people or they make the vent lines so small with filters. Instead of solving the problem of odor, the more that the problem escalates.