BioCompact® systems have been in residential and commercial use in Europe since the late 1970’s. Many systems went into former East Germany to serve as municipal systems after the re-unification of the country. German authorities have tested our systems time and time again, confirming their continuous efficiency and durability. One system has been monitored continuously, confirming that the operation efficiency is constantly around 98% in removing BOD and COD load from residential wastewater. This track record coincides with the very first USA installation in 1999.

Household Waste

The first land installation of a BioCompact® in the United States was in a lakeshore community in time for the July 4th weekend.  During that time, there was an extraordinary production of sewage. Despite a massive load of sewage upon start-up, the values for nitrogen and for suspended solids stayed well within regulatory limits.

Household effluent can be quite alkaline due to the use of detergents. An efficient biological treatment system will neutralize alkalinity and decrease pH to about 7.2. Despite extreme alkaline values in the influent, BioCompact® systems can decrease pH quite well, as the effluent’s pH value will show.

Unit Design

The design of BioCompact® units is based on the strict German environmental standard ATV – A122. The quality of effluent from BioCompact® units is comparable to effluent from state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plants.