Overview

At Reedbed Technology, we specialise in the design and installation of turnkey solutions for sustainable water, wastewater and sludge treatment.

We offer a range of customisable reed bed systems which can be used to treat domestic wastewater, wastewater sludge, industrial wastes, contaminated wastes, and mine waters. Our reedcells successfully transform and remove a range of different contaminants from these wastes, including organic loads (BOD), petrochemicals and solvents, suspended solids and sediments, metals, and nutrients.

Our complete treatment water and wastewater management solutions comprise design, installation and maintenance.

Our innovative technologies are specifically designed to address the harsh climatic conditions typically found in Australia and are constructed to integrate seamlessly with your chosen environment.

By implementing Reedbed Technology’s passive water and wastewater treatment systems you stand to reduce your operating costs by more than 80%, and reduce your carbon emissions by 90%, compared with mechanical treatment systems.

What are Reed Beds?

Reed beds (vertical flow subsurface constructed wetlands) are the most significant advance in water and sludge treatment since the activated sludge process was first used over a century ago. The activated sludge process represents the single most important innovation in wastewater treatment since 1914. At the time, this mechanically-driven process was a breakthrough in public health and became the principle wastewater treatment method around the world.
Significant progress has been made in the field of water treatment across Europe and the U.S. since then, with more environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions emerging such as the use of large-scale wetland systems to treat domestic wastewater, water treatment sludges, leachate and contaminated groundwater, and mining and industrial process water.

What makes our Reedcells a better way to manage wastewater?

To the untrained eye, reed beds appear to be lush swathes of reeds swaying in the wind, but below the surface exists a complex environment designed to ensure optimum conditions for the active microbe population. Both reed beds and the activated sludge process rely on biological processing of contaminants to treat water to a quality suitable for environmental disposal or reuse. However, unlike activated sludge, reed beds:
• consume no energy
• require no chemicals – no chemical dosing, chemical handling or storage
• have no moving parts – minimises mechanical equipment, repairs, and maintenance
• carbon neutral – low carbon footprint