AQUAmax®

The most sold SBR small wastewater treatment plant – for single or multiple dwelling units from 1 to 50 inhabitants, for new construction or retrofitting

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You live in the countryside, are not connected to a municipal sewer network and are responsible yourself for the treatment of your wastewater?

No problem – with the AQUAmax® an own small wastewater treatment plant is simpler than you think ...!

All you need are an invisible tank embedded in the garden, with three chambers separated from each other, an AQUAmax® mounted in one of these, a wastewater feed pipe from the house into the wastewater treatment plant as well as a discharge of the treated water in the open - finished. All other matters are taken care of for you, fully automatically by the AQUAmax®. Guaranteed!

The AQUAmax® treats inflowing wastewater in three cycles daily, each with a duration of eight hours. – Initially the wastewater reaches the preliminary settling stage, then follows the 4-phase cycle:

1. Charging phase
The water collected in the preliminary settling stage is fed into the treatment tank.

2. Treatment phase
The wastewater is treated during the six hour treatment phase. With this, agitation, aeration and pause periods alternate.

3. Settling phase
Activated sludge settles on the bottom during the settling phase.

4. Removal phase
In the removal phase the now cleaner water is pumped out of the plant.

AQUAmax® BASIC

The convenient solution for up to 16 PT* or 2.4 m3 of wastewater per day!

Submersible motor aerator for fine bubble aeration and gentle agitation in the treatment tank – specially developed for employment in small wastewater treatment plants.

Using a patented flushing surge, pump and pipe system are cleaned of residual sludge before the pumping-out process. This protects the environment and preserves the available percolation. German Patent: DE 100 57 378

Frame made from recyclable plastic – stable, maintenance-friendly and light. 10 years guarantee!

Due to a special valve, newly developed by ATB, the submergible pump meets three requirements:

  • filling operation of the SBR chamber according to the suction principle (German Patent: DE 199 07 980)
  •  sludge return feed
  •  clarified water discharge

One pump less!

Less electrical connections, less units, more security!

Control centre aControl

Even less energy consumption through optimised process times, summer/winter operation as well as sludge removal operation!

Secure and quiet

All units are located in the tank and not in the house.

Durable

A special architecture makes the AQUAmax® BASIC particularly durable.

Future-secured

Always at the latest status through the AQUAmax® modular system.

Low maintenance/spare part costs

Now only two maintenance sessions per year, no wear-intensive blower.

First-class discharge values

Undercuts the required discharge values significantly!

Certified

National General Technical Approval and safety tested by the TÜV [German Technical Inspection Authority].

Experience

Most sold SBR small wastewater treatment plant in Germany.

Comprehensive parts guarantee

10 years on the frame, 24 months on all electrical and mechanical parts.

Safety and service

Countrywide service network in Germany.

Sicherheit & Service

Flächendeckendes Servicenetz in Deutschland.


Only two units!

Fewer electrical connections, more security! Due to the patented ball technology the AQUAmax® BASIC requires one pump and one solenoid valve fewer than normal SBR plants. Which means fewer electrical connections, less risk of breakdown, more security. The principle: if the one pump starts up, water gets into the charging pipe via a robust special valve. This changes – depending on the duration of pumping – between filling/sludge removal and pumping-out. Short pumping: introduces the filling phase of the SBR tank. Long pumping: the special ball closes the charging or filling pipe completely after a few seconds, the water now gets into the clarified water outlet. Thus a large, heavy pump – that is one electrical unit – replaced completely by a small sphere!

European Patent: 04 010 152.9

Special level switch

The unique, special level switch AQUAswitch©, integrated in the AQUAmax® pipe system, operates practically wear-free, is self-cleaning and switches with millimetre precision.

German Patent: DE 10 2005 028 764.6

*) Daily wastewater volume per PT and day: 150 litres with max. 60 g BOD and 120 g COD.

AQUAmax® CLASSIC

The flexible solution for up to 50 PT* or 7.5 m3 of wastewater per day!

Frame made from recycable plastic – stable, maintenance-friendly and light. 10 years guarantee!

Using a patented flushing surge, pump and pipe system are cleaned of residual sludge before the pumping-out process. This protects the environment and preserves the available percolation. German Patent: DE 100 57 378

Submersible motor aerator for fine bubble aeration and gentle agitation in the treatment tank – specially developed for employment in small wastewater treatment plants.

Upgradeable!

The AQUAmax® CLASSIC can be extended individually through the unique module system.

One pump less!

Less electrical connections, less units, more security!

Control centre aControl

Even less energy consumption through optimised process times, summer/winter operation as well as sludge removal operation!

Secure and quiet

All units are located in the tank and not in the house.

Durable

A special architecture makes the AQUAmax® CLASSIC particularly durable.

Future-secured

Always at the latest status through the AQUAmax® modular system.

Low maintenance/spare part costs

Now only two maintenance sessions per year, no wear-intensive blower.

First-class discharge values

Undercuts the required discharge values significantly!

Certified

National General Technical Approval and safety tested by the TÜV [German Technical Inspection Authority]

Experience

Most sold SBR small wastewater treatment plant in Germany.

Comprehensive parts guarantee

10 years on the frame, 24 months on all electrical and mechanical parts.

Safety and service

Countrywide service network in Germany.


Flexibel

The AQUAmax® CLASSIC can be obtained both as M-variant for attachment to the tank dividing wall and also as Z-variant for suspension in the tank and is therefore very flexible.

UV disinfection

The AQUAmax® CLASSIC models can be expanded using the UV disinfection module AQUAmax® BLUE. The AQUAmax® BLUE UV disinfection operates according to the example of natural sunlight and deactivates pathogenic micro-organisms in seconds - completely without health and environment hazarding chemical substances such as chlorine, chlorine dioxide and hypochloride or expensive membrane technology. Even against chlorine-resistant bacteria AQUAmax® BLUE kills reliably and safely. The result: process water in bathing water quality with small investment, low operating costs and minimum maintenance expenditure.

Special level switch

The unique, special level switch AQUAswitch©, integrated in the AQUAmax® pipe system, operates practically wear-free, is self-cleaning and switches with millimeter precision.

German Patent: 
DE 10 2005 028 764.6

No! Many people are still of the opinion that pumps and electrical components placed in wastewater are often liable to breakdown. ATB uses only tested long-life appliances. Pumps are designed especially for use in aggressive water. Furthermore, pumps and submerged aerators work very efficiently. In the AQUAmax® moreover, all units are suspended in the area of clarified, solids-free water which prevents premature wear. More than 85,000 plants, installed nationally and internationally, speak for themselves!

With the AQUAmax® all units are arranged within the plant, outside the building. With small wastewater treatment plants installed in the house you should be aware that you will have a source of noise which can be very disturbing, particularly during the night.

The AQUAmax® is particularly good for impact loaded. As the AQUAmax® SBR plants have a sufficiently large buffer, over the short-term an additional amount of daily water can flow in without causing disruptions to operation.

Following a power failure the AQUAmax® runs normally. Posssibly backed-up water can be treated within 24 hours.

The AQUAmax® is a fully biological wastewater treatment plant according to DIN EN 12566 Part 3. Therefore it must be maintained twice a year by a specialist firm. This, however, varies according to your local regulations and you should contact your responsible authority for guidance. ATB and its distribution partners offer maintenance contracts to cover this maintenance.

The AQUAmax® has automatic vacation operation. It switches automatically into an energy saving mode. When the plant is used fully following absence it switches automatically back into normal operation.

Some manufacturers of small wastewater treatment plants point out the risk of the formation of explosive gas mixtures. We naturally have also checked this risk together with the TÜV. With correctly installed AQUAmax® there is no hazard!