Modular wastewater treatment system

  • US 6,132,614 A
  • Filed: 10/08/1998
  • Issued: 10/17/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of treating wastewater comprising:

  • providing plural tanks;

    erecting a temporary wall in one of the tanks to divide the tank into a disinfection tank and a digester tank;

    designing at least one of the other tanks to be a first reactor tank;

    directing wastewater to the reactor tank for processing of the wastewater;

    directing processed water from the reactor tank to the disinfection tank to disinfect the processed water;

    directing sludge from the reactor tank to the digester tank to further process the sludge;

    as the demand for treated water increases, removing the temporary wall and converting the tank into a second reactor tank;

    providing additional tanks, including at least one digester tank;

    directing wastewater to at least one of the first and second reactor tanks to process the wastewater; and

    directing sludge from the respective reactor tanks to the digester tank to further process the sludge.

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