|Fixing a Failed Field with Nayadic|
In a study conducted at Purdue University, three options for reducing the organic loading on a failed or failing field were offered:
The Problem: Dissolved compounds and suspended particulate matter in septic tank effluent promote the growth of anaerobic (without oxygen) organisms. In time, the anaerobic bacterial community forms a biomat, a black, jelly-like substance that can reduce soil permeability by 99%. Effluent surfaces or backs up into one’s house as it can no longer seep into soil.
The Solution: Install a Nayadic advanced secondary treatment plant between the septic tank and the field. It is often a more efficient way to restore a failed septic field than replacing a field with a new one or moving out of your home for 6 months to a year.
The Mechanisms: Conceptually when a plant grows it takes in water, minerals and carbon dioxide. To break the plant material down again to water, minerals, and carbon dioxide the oxygen given off must be returned. Nayadic does that using an air compressor. Wastewater is broken down in the treatment plant thus denying the anaerobes food. Also with the very high rate of oxygen transfer inherent with Nayadic, the discharge is a highly oxygenated. Oxygen allows aerobic organisms, which are inherently much more efficient than anaerobes, to grow feeding on the biomat, thus restoring soil permeability.Note: there are a couple of other simple steps that must be taken with the Nayadic addition. Your Nayadic installer has been trained to know what to do.
Failed Three Times: The field in the picture below has failed three times, with all three times being restored by a Nayadic.
Biomat surfacing in a raised sand mound
Same spot three months later
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