For Single Dwellings
KPC Biofilter Treatment plant is a biological treatment unit, requiring the growth of aerobic bacteria i.e. bacteria that lives with oxygen, for this air is continuously blown into the B.A.F Filter in the aeration chamber.
As seen in the drawings, primary chamber manhole has air vent cast into lid. This acts as air vent plus lifting slot. De-sludging is carried out through this manhole only. Manhole lids should never be left off. This manhole should not be covered at any time. The unit should be positioned, or marked, or protected, to prevent superimposed loading or accidental impact by vehicles.
The air compressor is housed in a green box, sitting within the lid of the tank.
This green box should never be covered, as air vents for the compressor are located on both sides underneath the lid. The plastic lid should never be left off the blower box.
N.B. All the rest of the lid can be covered.
Kilkenny Pre-Cast Biofilter is constructed of high strength fibre reinforced concrete. With an overall capacity of 5350 litres. As a result it requires minimal desludging. Treats domestic wastewater from dwellings with population a equivalent to 8 persons.
Unlike some plastic sytems the concrete tank will not rise or crush when groundwater rises and clay expands during inclement weather. Furthermore, there is no requirement for concrete backfilling around our tanks – simply backfill with clay – a considerable saving.
Normal use of detergents will not affect the bacteria. However, in line with E.P.A. recommendations the use of phosphates in washing powders should be discontinued in favour of Zeolite. So look for the eco-label or check the contents of your washing powder and help the environment by cutting down on the use of phosphates. Do not allow rain water or surface water enter the plant.
Do not allow large quantities of water softener regenerate:
Do not allow disposal of non bio-degradable or bulk materials such as:
The primary chamber will eventually build up a high sludge level, and our maintenance personnel will advise you when desludging is required – every 2 to 3 years.
Check that the vent is clear on desludging manhole also air vents under green box lid are clear.
Check if periods of very wet weather that surface water is not collecting in the area of the treatment plant if so this must be diverted away from both the plant and percolation area.
Underground armoured cables take power from your houses to the treatment plant.
ELC B circuit breaker may trip due to power cut or lightening interference, so check panel from time to time.
Faults and what you can do:
Buzzer will sound only in the case of pumped discharged plants.
Every care has been taken in the design and manufacture of your treatment plant.
Electricially the unit and the controller have been designed to comply with E.T.C.I. rules and it has its own earth leakage devices plus circuit breakers.
Kilkenny Precast Concrete offer a maintenance contract, which we strongly recommend to avail of. Maintenance will ensure proper function and long life span of all mechanical components.
K.P.C. offer a maintenance contract, which we strongly recommend to avail of. Maintenance will ensure proper function and long life span of all mechanical components.