Unique Automatic Floating Sludge Return (FSR) - (See Figure 3)
In all Activated Sludge Process (ASP) sewage treatment plants, dead, floating sludge accumulates at the top of the Clarification Chamber. This sludge must be periodically returned,to the Aeration Chamber, or it will become so deep that it will be be taken into the bottom of the outlet baffle and contaminate the final effluent.
If this happens, it will block the drainage field; which is VERY expensive to replace, or pollute the watercourse that the tank discharges into.
With ALL other ASP plants, the transfer of this dead floating has to be done, rountinely, by hand, by the owner and it is not a pleasant task! This is never mentioned in the brochure, only in the operational manual.
All VORTEX plants come with the automatic FSR fitted as standard.
The Automatic FSR enables VORTEX to automatically recycle the floating sludge in the Clarification Chamber back to the Vibro-Screen without the need for the owner to do anything.
No other ASP sewage treatment plant has this ability to manage its own floating sludge.