For anything beyond a single house, Innoflow designs, supplies, installs and operated onsite wastewater treatment systems for communities and commercial enterprises that require treating and discharge of domestic wastewater onsite. Innoflow also has a solid network of professional consultant engineers, architects, planners which can be recommended to manage projects from start to finish.


Where the AdvanTex ® has been used

The AdvanTex has been used to provide wastewater treatment of domestic waste from a wide range of applications including;
  • Schools and education centres
  • Churches and religious retreats
  • Sport and conference centres
  • Public toilets and ablution blocks
  • Campgrounds and parks
  • Mining camps
  • Disaster relief and military installation
  • Cafes, bars, restaurants and wineries
  • Retail complexes
  • Communities and subdivisions
  • Retirement villages

The advantages of the AdvanTex wastewater treatment system:

  • Small footprint
  • Well known to handle fluctuating flows
  • Requires low power consumption
  • Does not generate significant amount of sludge
  • Modular and scalable in construction
  • Provides option for mobile use
  • Has low maintenance and servicing requirements
  • Cost effective over lifespan
  • Has a 5 year warranty on system

AdvanTex® AX100

The AdvanTex ® AX100 pod includes 100 square feet of textile is the most commonly installed unit and typically provides secondary treatment for 5,000-10,000 litres of domestic wastewater, depending on the strength of incoming wastewater. AX100 pods form a part of the wastewater treatment plant as a whole and allow for scalable and modular construction, meaning if incoming flows expand, or become more concentrated, additional AX100 pods can be added as required. The number of pods required for a given application will depend on flow, strength of wastewater and the required treated effluent quality. Contact innoflow for a design and quote for your project.

AX-MAX

The AX-MAX is one of the latest and largest packaged durable, lightweight and watertight AdvanTex® treatment units is the AX-MAX which is ideal for applications where there is very limited footprint.

The AX-MAX is a modular, fully plumbed treatment plant capable of handling flows from 18,000 liters per day up to 4,000,000 liters per day. It is ideal for commercial/residential developments or entire communities.
The AX-MAX being helicoptered to site - Brucejack Mining Site, British Columbia, Canada

AX-MOBILE

The AX-Mobile provides wastewater treatment for temporary or mobile situations. It is a fully-plumbed wastewater treatment that is portable and fits perfectly for sewer need of all types and remote sanitation. It is ideal for temporary flow increases or flow diversions, work camps, marine facilities, mining, oil field, gas camps, emergency sanitation, disaster relief and military installations.

Mobility is your primary benefit as it can be installed above ground with its pre-plumbed set up and relocated easily later on. It is portable and can be shipped via an aircraft, by rail, by truck or container. It does not require an advanced operator license too. Most importantly, the AX-Mobile is also energy efficient and sustainable.


MicroC™ Carbon Source for Reducing Nitrogen

What Is MicroC™?

MicroC™ premium carbon sources are manufactured wastewater treatment chemicals developed by Environmental Operating Solutions Inc. These are designed specifically for use as electron donor carbon sources for wastewater denitrification applications, necessary for wastewater treatment plants to meet stringent effluent nitrogen limits.

Why Choose MicroC™?

Methanol is currently the most widely used carbon source for wastewater denitrification. MicroC™ offers an attractive alternative to the hazardous, increasingly expensive and energy intensive methanol.

STEP and STEG for Community Reticulation

Reticulating communities using STEP/STEG tanks offers several key advantages over the use of conventional gravity sewers since only primary treated effluent is discharged including;

  • Pumped effluent sewers can be small in diameter
  • Effluent sewers can be laid in variable grades when pumped, as fall is not required
  • Effluent sewers can be laid in the same trench as other services such as power and potable water
  • As solids are retained in the tank, the risk of solids build ups or blockages in the effluent sewer are virtually eliminated and designing for scouring velocities are not required
  • For a standard home, it is expected with a 95% confidence that pumping out of digested solids will be required every 8-12 years by a service provider
Innoflow supply and install reinforced fibreglass septic tanks, which come in two standard sizes, 4,000 litres and 6,000 litres. These tanks are rated for 1.2 meters cover and are one of the only Innoflow is the one of the only commercially available septic tanks that that conform to the strict structural and watertight standards of AS/NZS 1546.1 2008.

Septic Tank Effluent Gravity - Septic Tank Effluent Pump

A sustainable solution for decentralized and rural wastewater collection is an effluent sewer. Effluent sewers are cost effective and sustainable solution for rural areas and fringe development on the outskirts of communities that do not want to or are unable to expand the existing sewage system.

How it Works

In an effluent sewer system each individual site has a small, underground tank (interceptor tank) which receives all the waste from the dwelling. The raw wastewater separates into sludge, scum and liquid effluent with primary treatment taking place within the interceptor tank.

The solids remain in the tank for years with the anaerobic biological process consuming the solids over time. Most tanks will only need to be pumped out every 7 to 10 years. The liquid effluent remains in the tank for only a day or two. It is then pumped (STEP) or gravity fed (STEG) to the next treatment point. Both types of connections can exist on the same collection network.

Benefits of an Effluent Sewer

Minimal electricity cost. This is because only liquid effluent is pumped intermittently using small and energy efficient pumps (generally the PF100552 half horsepower pump is used). Reduces installation cost and impact on the environment. No expensive pumping stations are required and the water tight effluent sewer system does not require manholes. Collection lines are smaller too compared to standard sewer lines.

Minimal investment for the developer or local authority. In systems built to serve new subdivision developments, the cost of the on-lot equipment is taken care of by the homeowner. Service can begin as soon as the first home in the subdivision is connected. There is also no minimum flow required for an effluent sewer.

Minimized long term cost due to simplified design of the treatment plant. Sludge management is greatly reduced through the natural, passive, anaerobic digestion in the on-lot interceptor tanks.

Managing Effluent Sewer Systems

STEP units in individual homes can be fitted with VeriComm control panels. The VeriComm panels communicate via phone line to the system operator in order to alert any problems. If a site visit is required, the operator can arrive prepared with information about the likely cause of the problem, such as a stuck float or a leaky toilet.


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