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How does a BioDisc work?

The Klargester BioDisc uses a unique and highly efficient Rotating Biological Contractor, rather than air flow, which comprises of media discs onto which aerobic micro-organisms, naturally found in sewage, become established. Natural breakdown of sewage can then occur via the 'breakdown process'.

 

1

Wastewater and sewage flows into the primary settlement zone where solids are settled out and retained. (This accumulated sludge should be drawn out periodically.)

2

Partially-clarified liquor containing fine suspended solids flows upwards into the first stage Biozone for breaking down by micro-organisms on the Rotating Biological Contractor.

3

Suspended solids return to the primary settlement zone and the liquor is transferred to the second stage Biozone for further treatment.

4

Any solids remaining are settled out in the final settlement tank. The resulting very high quality effluent can be discharged to a watercourse.

Does a BioDisc need emptying?

Yes. All Klargester BioDisc sewage treatment systems require the sludge which builds up in the primary settlement zone to be taken out by a registered waste carrier. You must keep a record of your waste transfer note as proof that the sludge was legally removed and taken to an appropriate waste facility. If your BioDisc is not emptied for extended periods of time you may be at risk of polluting the environment with untreated sewage.

How often do you empty a Klargester BioDisc?

Klargester suggest the following emptying intervals for BioDisc Systems. For systems with valid warranty you must provide proof that the system has been emptied at the required intervals to make a claim. 


Let us schedule your empties. By entering into an agreement with us you can have total peace of mind that we will arrange your empty when you need it by an experienced and registered waste carrier. Call 01388 537 050 or email sales@direct-drainage.co.uk

  • BA BioDisc
  • BB BioDisc
  • BC BioDisc
  • BB BioDisc
  • BE BioDisc
  • BF BioDisc
  • BG BioDisc

Annually

The BA BioDisc should be emptied every 12 months. 

Annually

The BB BioDisc should be emptied every 12 months.

Annually

The BC BioDisc should be emptied every 12 months.

6 Months

The BD BioDisc should be emptied every 6 months.

Annually

The BE BioDisc should be emptied every 6 months.

6 Months

The BB BioDisc should be emptied every 6 months.

3 Months

The BG BioDisc should be emptied every 3 months.


How often should a Klargester BioDisc be serviced?

Klargester suggest the following servicing intervals for BioDisc Systems. For systems with valid warranty you must provide proof that the system has been serviced by a Klargester accredited engineer at the required intervals.


Let us service your Klargester BioDisc at the required intervals. By entering into an agreement with us you can have total peace of mind that we will arrange and carry out your service when you need it by an experienced and registered Klargester accredited engineer. Call 01388 537 050 or email sales@direct-drainage.co.uk

  • BA BioDisc
  • BB BioDisc
  • BC BioDisc
  • BB BioDisc
  • BE BioDisc
  • BF BioDisc
  • BG BioDisc

Annually

The BA BioDisc should be serviced every 12 months. 

Annually

The BB BioDisc should be serviced every 12 months.

Annually

The BC BioDisc should be emptied every 12 months.

6 Months

The BD BioDisc should be emptied every 6 months.

Annually

The BE BioDisc should be serviced every 6 months.

6 Months

The BB BioDisc should be serviced every 6 months.

3 Months

The BG BioDisc should be serviced every 3 months.


How do I know when my Klargester BioDisc needs emptying?

If you notice any of the below signs it may be an indication your BioDisc needs to be emptied. Give us a call to arrange on 01388 537 050 or email sales@direct-drainage.co.uk


Sewage smells

Thick and heavy sludge stuck to the discs

Discs white with chemicals

If it is overdue an empty (see above intervals)


Is a Klargester BioDisc a septic tank?

No. A Klargester BioDisc is a sewage treatment system. In terms of the biological process, the key difference between a septic tank and a sewage treatment plant is that a sewage treatment plant removes harmful bacteria in the effluent before it is released, meaning that it can be released into streams without the need for further filtering.  


Who makes Klargester BioDisc?

In 2005, the Klargester BioDisc went through 40 weeks of rigorous testing to evaluate its treatment efficiency as part of Kingspan's dedication to satisfy the new European Standard for small treatment plants.


After delivering remarkably high levels of pollution elimination (95%) under varying loads and conditions, the Klargester BioDisc was awarded its Performance Certificate. 


The Klargester BioDisc has been comprehensively designed by Kingspan Klargester to cater to homes without access to mains drainage. With 65 years' of expertise behind the engineering of this range, Klargester have created a unit that offers optimal performance at a low running cost, whilst still complying to the highest environmental standards. 


You can rest easy knowing your off-mains drainage is made by the industries leading manufacturers.