The BioGill technology offers many advantages over existing wastewater treatment processes:
BioGills are an above ground solution, so oxygen is freely available for the microorganisms to grow. No need for expensive aeration.
Low operating costs
Very low energy consumption with minimal maintenance requirements.
Reliable and durable
Long system life. BioGills operate under atmospheric pressure and are constructed from highly durable materials.
A BioGill system can deliver savings of +40% on the overall build, energy use savings of +50%, as well as maintenance and repair savings of +50%. ROI on a BioGill system depends on discharge rates applicable to each water control jurisdiction. In high cost areas, an expected payback can be between 18-24 months.
Produces little or no sludge
BioGills can be configured where most, if not all the sludge, is cannibalised. Mostly, the sludge produced is predominately carbohydrate and biodegradable creating a highly effective fertiliser.
No aerosols and quiet
Pumps can be submerged to reduce noise. BioGills do not produce aerosols, so exclusion zone requirements are greatly reduced.
Older biomass sloughs off the gills and is replaced by healthy new biomass every few days.
BioGill treatment cores contain no filters which foul easily and are expensive to replace.
No chemicals are required in most applications when treating to an irrigation or environmental discharge standard.