Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News

Residential Wastewater Treatment CAN be Environmentally Friendly

posted by Wendy Stott
Published: July 05, 2011

Unlike its namesake that’s both rare and costly, Anua’s new Platinum wastewater treatment system is anything but. Key product benefits include: minimal power consumption, reduced maintenance needs, lower costs and environmentally sensitive installation in residential, small neighborhood and commercial applications.

The Platinum system for individual residential use is approximately five feet by seven feet by five feet and comes fully assembled for immediate below ground installation by certified installers. The odorless system is highly efficient and virtually silent—the only moving part is a small air-delivery system—and its minimal maintenance and power consumption needs mean low total costs for homeowners. It also features a single or two-stage primary settlement tank, rare in a plant this size.

Platinum’s unique design and three-step treatment system feature a submerged aerated filter (SAF) that reduces the level of biological oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS) in the effluent to <25:30 mg/I BOD:TSS. Coupled with a peat fiber biofilter, the treatment will achieve a 5:5 mg/I BOD:TSS standard and significant pathogen reduction.

The Platinum wastewater treatment system for small community and commercial use offers numerous options for larger populations, and it’s perfect for small housing developments, apartments, restaurants and hotels, RV and mobile home parks, schools or nursing homes.

Below-ground installation does not take up valuable yard space or leave unsightly equipment exposed, so there is nominal visual impact on the surrounding area.

With the same cost, maintenance and installation benefits as the residential system, Platinum for small communities and commercial use can be modified to conform to strict regulatory standards for enhanced BOD and TSS removal, nutrient and pathogen reduction.

The Platinum wastewater treatment system is the newest product from Anua, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of wastewater treatment systems in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Anua also manufactures a full line of water reuse, rainwater harvesting and odor control equipment for residential, commercial, municipal and industrial applications.

For more information on the Platinum wastewater treatment system or any of Anua’s products, visit the company’s website at or contact your local Anua distributor.