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NBS Water Remediation

OWS is a pioneer in Natural Biologic Solutions (NBS) for Water Remediation, and our team includes national leaders in water quality protection and advancements with specialties in a range of water treatment. One of our trademark products is an Eco-Machine™, which is a tank based system traditionally housed within a greenhouse or a combination of exterior constructed wetlands with Aquatic Cells inside of a greenhouse. The purpose of the Eco-Machine is to create a robust ecosystem between the plants, microbial species and distinct treatment zones to treat water as it flows through the distinct tanks and treatment zones. The system often includes an anaerobic pre-treatment component, flow equalization, aerobic tanks as the primary treatment approach followed by a final polishing step, either utilizing Ecological Fluidized Beds or a small constructed wetland. Within the Eco-Machine, all the major groups of life are represented, including microscopic algae, fungi, bacteria, protozoa, and zooplankton, on upward to snails, clams, and fishes. Higher plants, including shrubs and trees, are grown on adjustable industrial strength fiberglass racks suspended within the system. The result is an efficient and refined wastewater treatment system that is capable of achieving high quality water without the need for hazardous chemicals.

In addition, the outlet from the last tank may be equipped with an effluent filter, which will prevent the discharge of unwanted solids, to the final polishing component. At this stage nitrogen will be removed through a process called de-nitrification. This can also be recycled back to the anaerobic reactor with an ample supply of carbon to ensure that all of the nitrogen has been properly removed. Additional removal of nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients may be achieved through plant assimilation and other microorganisms.

All of the Eco-Machines are built according to the required needs of the site. The size requirements are entirely dependent on the waste flow, usually determined during our preliminary engineering phase and site visit. The Eco-Machine can be designed to function, and resemble, a baffled “river” through the creation of eddies, countercurrents, and contact zones in which a diversity of life will arise. The result is a beautiful water garden that can be designed to provide advanced treatment of water, with no harmful impacts to the environment.

All the major groups of life are represented, including microscopic algae, fungi, bacteria, protozoa, and zooplankton, on upward to snails, clams, and fishes. Higher plants, including shrubs and trees, are grown on adjustable industrial strength fiberglass racks suspended within the system. The result is an efficient and refined wastewater treatment system that is capable of achieving high quality water without the need for hazardous chemicals.

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