13 Jul How does an effluent pond work?
Posted at 16:01h in Digest It
A correctly functioning effluent pond should contain high levels of oxygen and therefore aerobic bacteria that digest organic material, thereby:
- Reducing organic matter and nutrient levels
- Removing suspended solids and salts
- Creating an acceptable pH (6.8–7.5)
- Reducing odour
This process is assisted via a complex interaction of sedimentation, precipitation and mineralisation.