The major input for the Biopot development was made by Prof. Petter Jenssen of Norvegian University of Life Sciences.
Due to heavy insulation it is able to perform its functions in every climate including very cold conditions maintaining steady temperature inside to support bacterial and earth worms population and run the water treatment biological processes.
The biopot is usually installed as a secondary treatment step after septic tanks to work as a single pass or recirculation media filter. With some design modifications biopot can also be used as a primary filter without presettling.
The filtering substrate – biochar (charcoal) is periodically replaced in biopot. The extracted biochar charged with nutrients and beneficial organisms then applied as soil amendment and fertilizer.
Biopots are followed by next treatment steps, usually constructed wetlands or ground infiltration systems . Due to biopot treatment their size can be significantly reduced.
The biopots can be used in sequence potentially treating waste water to a very high degree.
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