The raw wastewater from a home or business first enters a septic tank where pre-treatment of the wastewater occurs. The partially treated septic tank effluent flows to the Peat Moss Biofilter through gravity flow or a small effluent dosing pump.
A predetermined amount of sphagnum peat moss is placed within the proprietary module on the job site. This amount was determined through extensive research and development of the system and is controlled by the use of pre-packaged peat "pillows". The pillows are mesh, polypropylene, non-degradable bags filled with sphagnum peat moss. The pillows are filled to the appropriate amount at the Planet Care manufacturing facility.
Each High Density Polyethlene module contains forty one (41) pillows. Properly placed, the pillows will fit together with minimal void space. The pillows are placed in two rows, perpendicular to each other, one on top of the other. In order to fill in the voids, the placement of ten (10) bales of loose peat moss is required. The peat moss pillows and bags are placed on a pallet and shrink wrapped for easy shipment and transport. One module contains one pallet of peat. Properly operated and maintained the peat moss should last over 10 years.
Our sphagnum peat moss provides an excellent environment for naturally occurring organisms that provide a high level of wastewater treatment. The treatment occurs by a combination of physical, biological and chemical processes. Due to the unique process, The 300 Series Peat Moss Biofilter is patented. The dimensions of the HDPE module are 7 feet wide x 10 feet long x 4 feet high.
Each module is a capable of treating peak flows of up to 600 gallons of wastewater per day depending on the waste strength.The wastewater enters the Peat Moss Biofilter at the top of the module divided flow inlet structure and is evenly distributed over the sphagnum peat moss bed through wicking action of the Sphagnum Peat Moss. The treated effluent is collected at the bottom of the module in a 4" diameter collection pipe. This 4" pipe sits in the channels manufactured in each module. The treated effluent is discharged at the bottom of the module to the recieving enviroment. This may be subsufrace of surface discharge.
• Can cost 30% less than other treatment systems • The system can be completely passive • No Electricity Needed for System • No Moving Parts in Treatment System • No Dosing Pumps Needed • Ease of Installation • Lowest Cost of Operation • No Costly Blowers to Run or Replace • No Excess Sludge Removal • Low Cost of Maintenance • Can discharge into the following: • Pad / mound system • Gravity leach field • Pressure dosed leach field • Drip Irrigation System • Surface or water body • Check regulations for requirements • Low profile, great for high water table • Will not float • Great For Seasonal Use Homes • No ramp up time • No "shut-down" procedures