Wastewater System Provides Simple, Reliable Solution
The Soyo Municipal Hospital in Soyo, Angola, needed expansion and renovation, including a sustainable, easy-to-maintain sewage treatment and disposal system. The hospital is surrounded by houses; fine, sandy soil; and a high water table. Consequently, a standard septic tank and leach field were not appropriate. The proposed design for a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) was impractical, given the remote location, difficulty in acquiring the required chemicals, and lack of skilled personnel to operate and perform routine repairs. Furthermore, the hospital needed a wastewater technology that did not require the addition of chemicals and could operate well despite unscheduled and frequent interruptions to the electricity supply.
Project managers decided that the best option for the Soyo Municipal Hospital was an Orenco AdvanTex® AX-Max™ wastewater treatment system, permanently installed at the hospital facility. In addition to meeting all the design requirements, Orenco was able to satisfy the many obligations required for exporting equipment to Angola and deliver the AdvanTex AX-Max treatment system to the Port of Soyo in 80 days after receipt of the equipment purchase order.