A Transformative Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Technology – Conventional Wisdom Eventually Catches up with True Wisdom

For small to medium capacity (250 – 20,000 m3/d) WWTPs, it is no longer necessary to rely on large footprint, complex and expensive treatment trains, that require substantial energy input and maintenance to keep them operating.

For variable operating rates, such as experienced in resorts, new subdivisions, remote mining camps and military bases, it is now possible to ramp treatment capacity up and down to match varying influent flows.

Add-on treatment modules can produce any desired treated water quality.

Plants are fully equipped with sophisticated remote monitoring and management packages, including complete real-time monitoring of treated water quality parameters including BOD, COD, TSS, E.coli, Colour, pH, Temperature and Phosphorus if required.

All this at a capital cost that is substantially less then competing technologies, and occupying a small footprint (1,000 m3/d MLPd occupies <200m2), and with a low energy consumption (around 0.1 kWhr/m3).


AWG Performance Compared with other WWT Technologies

Technology NTU TKN TP
AWG CBOM <2 <5 98%+ <5 <5
 Sequencing Batch Reactor* 30 <5 0-80%  20 <30
 Submerged Aerated Filter* <30 0% 20 <30
 Membrane Bio Reactor*  <10  0-95%  5 < 5
 Activated Sludge*  <5  0-90%  20 <30
 Lagoons/Ponds*  NA NA 30-150 40-150

* Information provided by Australian Water Technologies


1000m3/day CBOM system at Fontana, CA


Fontana CBOM footprint (200m2) compared to previous WWT plant