FAQ for Tricel
Why should I buy a tricel product ?
All products are fully traceable and manufactured with our ISO9002 quality standards. We are available for any technical assistance and offer a dedicated after sales service support.
Where do you deliver to ?
FAQ for environmental products
Why not use a septic tank rather than a wastewater treatment plant?
What is domestic wastewater?
Do I need a permit to retrofit a packaged wastewater treatment plant?
How much does it cost?
The price will vary depending on your project, your site and your requirements. Please contact us and we will contact you to discuss your projects and options.
Is the Tricel wastewater treatment plant certified?
What guarantee do you offer?
Tricel WWTP operation
How does the Tricel plant treat wastewater
First chamber: Settling occurs in the first chamber removing any heavy solids
Second chamber: By supplying oxygen, ideal conditions are created for naturally occurring micro- organisms to grow. These micro-organisms feed on any impurities in the wastewater thus treating it.
Third chamber: Further settlement of finer particles takes place before the treated wastewater exits the plant. These fine particles are returned to the first chamber through a sludge return system.
What quality of wastewater is produced?
During independent testing Tricel® achieved treatment results of 11:16:9
Is it possible for more than one house to share a wastewater treatment plant?
Is the plant noisy?
Will the plant smell?
How long does it take for the plant to start working?
What happens if I get a power cut?
Tricel WWTP installation
Can I install it myself?
Do I need concrete to install the plant?
What is considered a dry/wet site?
A wet site is one where the water table may rises higher than the base of the Tricel plant
How can I tell if I have a high water table?
Where do I locate the plant?
What is a polishing filter?
Can I reuse the treated wastewater?
Can I plumb surface water/rainwater to the plant?
What is a grease trap?
It is best practice to install a grease trap prior to your sewage treatment plant or septic tank particularly if sewage contains high levels of grease. A grease trap captures the grease by reducing the flow rate of the water into the plant. The sewage starts to cool down and the grease float to the top of the trap.
Tricel WWTP maintenance
How often do I need to empty my sewage treatment plant?
When the sludge is occupying 50% of the volume of the primary chamber de-sludging is required. This is when the sludge is 700mm deep. De-sludging intervals depends on use, but is recommended on a yearly basis to prevent the build-up of sludge and should be carried out by a licenced company. Your local councils should have a list of licensed contractors. De-sludging is the responsibility of the homeowner.
Is there an alarm in the plant?
Yes, the alarm will sound to alert a fault in the air compressor or the discharge pump. This does not replace the need for regular inspections.
How often should I have my sewage treatment plant serviced?
You should have a full service on your Tricel Novo once a year. Every service should be carried out by a suitably trained professional. This will guarantee the efficiency of the plant is maintained.
What checks should be carried out during a service?
We recommend that the following are inspected by your engineer during the service of your Tricel Novo.
- Sludge return
- Functionality of blower and / or pump
- Pump pressures
- Pump filters
- Pump diaphragm
- Ventilation functionality
- Diffuser monitored to check for dispersion of air
- Tricel covers and locks
- Manifold adjusted