Total capital costs – are reduced by eliminating settling tanks and sludge recirculation equipment together with a reduction in sludge handling facilities.
Plant reliability – offers great flexibility and reliability in operation.
Operational control – the system completely eliminates the operating problems and housekeeping requirements associated with the day-to-day control of activated sludge plants, e.g. sludge bulking, sludge recirculation, wash down of clarifiers.
Plant performance – is not sensitive to large or daily fluctuations in organic and hydraulic loads supplied to the plant thus producing a consistent high quality effluent.
Waste excess sludge – the total volume of sludge produced is reduced due to longer average sludge age and higher recommended operating levels of the mixed liquor suspended solids.
Labour / maintenance – is greatly reduced due to the plant’s automatic mode of operation and the simplicity of the plant’s construction.
Plant extensions – batch plants are constructed in modular fashion hence extensions are simple to implement and extremely cost effective
Environmentally friendly – the total oxidation process eliminates the formation of obnoxious odours thus enabling batch reactors to become more environmentally acceptable. The longer average sludge age also minimises fly and odour nuisances.