Septic System Installation

ECOPOD Series waste water disposal installation

The ECOPOD-Series is the clear choice for an on-site waste water disposal system where nitrogen reduction is required. It was tested under NSF/ANSI 40 and 245 with an average nitrogen reduction of greater than 50% and met and exceeded Class 1 requirements with an average effluent quality of 9 mg/L BOD5 and 8 mg/L TSS.

The ECOPOD Advanced Waste Water Treatment System is Delta’s patented FFBR (fixed film bioreactor) system. Five models are available to accommodate daily flows ranging from 500 to 1,500 GPD, with customizable options available for commercial applications. The ECOPOD is ideal for individual residential installations, cluster designs, and small-to-medium commercial waste water treatment applications, and intermittent use applications.

Waste water enters a pretreatment tank where debris and settleable solids settle to the bottom and are decomposed by anaerobic bacteria. The effluent enters the ECOPOD from the primary tank where it is introduced into an oxygen rich environment. Air is provided by an external air compressor. Biomass develops which is capable of digesting biodegradable waste into carbon dioxide and water.

The ECOPOD houses an engineered plastic media specifically designed to treat domestic waste water. It is submerged in a tank of liquid, which works as a dilution zone. There are no moving mechanical parts or filters in the ECOPOD. In this system, conditions are favorable only to attached growth bacteria, meaning common disadvantages such as rising sludge, floating sludge or washouts are eliminated. In addition to CBOD and TSS reduction, ammonia nitrogen is reduced as nitrification of the ammonia and denitrification of nitrates occurs within the single reactor tank. There are no moving mechanical parts, inner tank filters, screens or diffusers to service in the ECOPOD. And because it operates as a true attached growth system, there is no mixed liquor. A 60%+ removal rate of total nitrogen is common without any type of recirculation or cycling of the blower. The result of this process is a clear discharge with no offensive odors that meets or exceeds state water quality standards.

ECOPOD for specific uses

ECOPOD units are manufactured to specifications according to wastewater flow requirements. Units are available in the following sizes:

  • Model E50 treating 500 gallons per day
  • Model E60 treating 600 gallons per day
  • Model E75 treating 750 gallons per day
  • Model E100 treating 1000 gallons per day
  • Model E150 treating 1500 gallons per day
ECOPOD ISO waste water treatment system

Features and benefits

ECOPOD units are manufactured to specifications according to wastewater flow requirements. Units are available in the following sizes:

  • Built with technology which meets NSF/ANSI 40 and 245
  • Quiet, efficient and effective
  • FHA and VA acceptable
  • Simply designed and self-contained
  • Simple to operate
  • Simple to maintain
  • Minimum sludge production reduces pump-out costs
  • True attached growth process – no mixed liquor
  • No mixed liquor suspended solids, eliminates washouts
  • Long intervals between pump outs
  • Quiet operation – external aerator
  • Suitable for intermittent usage
  • Completely submerged reactor disposes of waste water quietly, efficiently and with no offensive odor 
  • Remote monitoring system available
  • 2/5/10 year limited warranty
  • Modular design
  • No moving parts below grade
  • Patented non-clogging air delivery system 
  • Self cleaning media requires no service
  • Media lasts the lifetime of the system
ECOPOD compressor side view

Manufactured according to need

Two choices of fabrication are offered, consistent with your preference or regulatory requirements:

  • Fiberglass construction
  • Concrete construction
  • Round or rectangular
Component specificationsECOPOD Model E50
Treatment capacity500 GPD
Volumetric capacity500/700 gallons
Electrical requirement115/1/60
Aerator compressorEF50

Click here to download a PDF of typical set up for an ECOPOD 600 GPD system using concrete tanks. Please call B & J Wakefield Services, Inc. at 972-938-3355 for more information.