How BioTreat Sewage Treatment Works

Pit Latrines.

  • BioTreat Powder should ideally be mixed with warm water (not hot), left to stand for a few hours (2-12 hours).
  • The mixture of powder to water should be around 100g powder to roughly 2 litres of water.
  • Holes should then be poked in the crust of the human solid waste with a long pole or stick and the liquid is then poured into the Pit Latrine.
  • What happens next is the Microbes spore or generate
  • The enzymes digest the human solid waste and as they ‘feed’, they generate more and more Enzymes (at a rate of 10 to the power of 6 every 24 hours), so that the breakdown of the human solid waste occurs at a faster and faster rate.
  • The waste is digested by the enzymes leaving behind a combination of water and a small biomass, while allowing carbon dioxide to escape into the atmosphere.

 

 

Septic Tanks.

  • BioTreat Powder should ideally be mixed with warm water (not hot), left to stand for a few hours (2-12 hours), and then either flushed down the toilet or poured directly into the tank.
  • The mixture of powder to water should be around 100g powder to roughly 2 litres of water.

 

Results

 

  • Results will depend on prevailing conditions, but we have observed a 50% reduction in 23 days as well as a reduction from 2metres deep to 200mm in 7 weeks at rural schools.
  • There is a reduction in smell within 36 hours and a noticeable lack of flies and cockroaches in 48 hours.
  • The toilets should be treated every 4-6 weeks as the levels reduce.
  • Users of the toilets should avoid throwing non organic substances into the toilet as well as harsh solvents and cleaners as this will have a negative effect on the microbes
  • Our experience shows that while this is obviously a far cheaper and less labour intensive exercise than either digging a new pit or mechanically emptying the existing pit, the biggest reward for the owners of these toilets is the improvement in smell (almost no smell) and the lack of flies and cockroaches.
  • The improvement in living conditions that these two factors bring is remarkable.
  • Very good results with substantial savings have been had at mass sewerage plants where we have been instrumental in unblocking entire systems and contributed dramatically to the smooth running of these facilities.