FilterPod sewage treatment plants are powered by natural air currents.
In nature, sewage pollutants are broken down in a non-aquatic environment, without the use of electricity. This sewage treatment process is fuelled by oxygen in the air. The greatest amount of oxygen that can be dissolved in water is only 14.6mg/litre, whereas air has 299.05mg/litre oxygen - over 20 times more. This is why the most efficient breakdown of sewage pollutants takes place on and in the aerobic part of the soil, NOT in water.
FilterPod, understanding the importance of this fact, designed a dry or terrestrial treatment system; one that is rich in oxygen and therefore highly efficient. All other sewage treatment plants are liquid-based. The FilterPod sewage plant separates the solids from the water in raw sewage and other household wastes. Conventional sewage plant systems leave the waste in the water to be broken down by electrically pumping vast quantities of air into the liquid effluent in the tank. The FilterPod waste water plant filters the pollutants from the water in the dry, oxygen-rich environment of the biofilter, fuelled only by natural air currents
To find out more about how the FiterPod non-electric sewage treatment plant works, click here.