Soil Aquifer Treatment

Greg WillsonLess than 1 minute

Soil Aquifer Treatment (SAT) is a type of wastewater and sewage treatment process that involves using the soil and underlying groundwater as a natural filter to remove pollutants from the wastewater. In SAT, the wastewater is injected into the ground through injection wells, and it travels through the soil and underlying aquifer, where it is naturally treated by physical, chemical, and biological processes. As the wastewater moves through the soil and aquifer, pollutants are removed and the water is purified.

SAT is used in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Municipal wastewater treatment: SAT is often used in municipal wastewater treatment plants to treat the wastewater generated by homes and businesses.

  • Industrial wastewater treatment: SAT is also used to treat industrial wastewater generated by factories, refineries, and other industries.

  • Agricultural wastewater treatment: SAT can be used to treat agricultural wastewater generated from livestock operations and other agricultural activities.

  • Groundwater recharge: SAT can also be used to recharge groundwater aquifers, by injecting purified wastewater into the ground to replenish the aquifer.

SAT is an effective and sustainable method for the treatment of wastewater and sewage, as it takes advantage of natural processes to remove pollutants and purify the water. Additionally, SAT can help to reduce the amount of water that is withdrawn from surface water sources and groundwater aquifers, as it provides an alternative source of water that can be used for various purposes. SAT is also a relatively low-cost and low-maintenance option for wastewater and sewage treatment, making it a popular choice for treatment facilities in a variety of settings.