We often use the word septicity to describe wastewater with malodors from hydrogen sulfide and dark color from the reaction of iron with sulfide (FeS). As with most things wastewater, it is a more complex condition than can be described by hydrogen sulfide or color.
Septic wastewater forms when you have:
When this water hits an aerobic treatment system the following happens:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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