Many systems run in an oxygen-deprived environment, but there are also alternative systems, including aerobic systems. These count on the concept that the bacteria in an oxygen-rich environment will break down the solids in your reservoir much faster, so aerobic systems are built with a special chamber or tank that adds air to the effluent. To be clear, aeration systems are constructed totally in a different way than basic tanks. A standard reservoir has a couple of chambers for the material to settle in. An aeration system generally has 3 to four unique chambers or individual tanks. The first one is like a standard reservoir, where the solids get a possibility to settle. The second one contains an aeration unit, hooked to an external air pump. You can compare this to the bubbler on a fish tank, however more effective. Once the effluent finishes in the aeration chamber, it moves to the next phase, which includes chlorination. Often a whole reservoir is dedicated to settling and chlorination, while other times the effluent merely passes through a chlorinator on the way to a settlement reservoir. In any case, it is constantly provided a chance to settle once again before it gets drained to the soil, and in most cases, aeration systems utilize sprinklers to distribute the effluent, not a leach field.
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What Does an Aftermarket Septic Tank Aerator Do?
There are a lot of aftermarket septic tank aerator systems and they usually tell you that you will not have to pump the sludge out again, or that your pumping requirements will be less frequent if you install it. They even inform you that it can repair a system when the leach field has stopped working. They can't and they don't.
First of all, the aeration system kicks up all that sludge from the bottom of the reservoir, however never gets a chance to settle out. You may see that you need to pump less, and indeed, there may be more germs chowing away, but all that debris floating around end up right in your leach field. It blocks it, grows the biomat excessively thick so it cannot drain, and it sends out real actual solid waste out into your soil. Needless to say, this is rather undesirable and unsanitary.
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