Potable Water Sludge

Reedbed Technology’s potable water sludge treatment reedcells process and dewater sludge in a passive system which is easy to operate, employs natural processes, uses no energy, and is completely odour-free.

Reedbed Technology’s sludge treatment reedcells are utilised to manage all types and consistencies of sludge, even very dilute or dispersive materials. Our highly experienced design engineers and scientists carefully consider the properties of the sludge, as well as local factors such as climate, government regulations, and landscape integration. We take all of this key information into account when designing our treatment systems to ensure that the end results are a high quality biosolids product suitable for agricultural reuse and a stream of clean filtered water that is suitable for environmental disposal or resuse.

Benefits of Using Reedcells to Manage Potable Water Sludge

Our potable water sludge treatment reedcells treat dilute sludge, yet they do not require the addition of a thickener, or other high energy demand dewatering devices such as belt-press filters or centrifuges. Where possible, our reedcells employ gravity, syphons or solar energy, which means no power is drawn from the grid.
As our reedcells are zero energy treatment systems, with no need for chemical, flocculant, or polymer additions, our solutions are easier to manage, better for the environment, and much cheaper to operate. Our vegetated reedbed systems promote drainage and evaporation, which more than halves the footprint required compared with drying pans.
Reedbed Technology's self-sustaining potable water sludge treatment reedcells will operate continuously with no limit to the life of the system or deterioration in performance. The treatment systems are decanted every 10-15 years with no disruption to the system’s operation or replanting required.

Our potable water sludge reedcells:
• Require no energy and very little maintenance to operate
• Promote drainage and evaporation - which more than halves the footprint required
• Are highly cost-effective compared to energy intensive and mechanically driven alternatives such as belt-press filters and centrifuges
• Are 100% odour-free systems
• Provide a sustainable, long-term potable water sludge treatment solution

Applications of Potable Water Sludge Reedcells

Our potable water sludge treatment reedbed systems can be sized to suit any application. Designs range from smaller systems which may suit rural communities or city apartment towers right through to municipal systems which have the capacity to manage the requirements of entire townships or suburbs. All of our reedbed systems can be expanded in a modular fashion, meaning they can be adapted to meet increasing demand or development which is staged over time.