Monday, March 9, 2009

The First Problem Component for "Stuff"

I would really like to be able to use another expression for waste but it isn't allowed and can't be used in polite company. I get tired of using waste, organic material or mass load etc so if you'll allow me a little lee way, I'd like to use "stuff" for awhile to describe the unmentionable we all know what I'm discussing. Thanks. Without a little humor, this business would really be....oh, I can't use more expressive words. Sorry.

What the component that makes our septic systems so problematic, with so little stuff going into it every day, is the septic tank. By accident, as a septic tank wasn't some brilliant idea by some inspired designer a hundred years ago or so, but the adaption to a problem called a cesspool because we use water to take our stuff out of our houses and business by gravity. I'll get into that later. Just realize that the modern concept of a septic system went through a lot of changes to problems that cropped up until we've found ourselves in our current situation.

The septic tank inadvertently became a collector of solid stuff by separation of solids that allowed sinkable stuff to settle out and this allowed light floatable stuff to do just that, float. The two types of solid stuff became known as sludge (on the bottom) and scum (floating on the top). This separation occurs because the intestinal bacteria that enter the septic tank every day in that cup or less of stuff concentrates until the septic tank is "matured". I love the words that are used and makes me think of my maturity...? This concentrated community attacks the solids with enzymes and other proteins that break the solids up into the above mentioned two types. Not complicated but not normally considered by homeowners. But the concentration of these bacteria bode ill for the disposal field.

If we were to deal with this less than a cup of stuff each day, we wouldn't have the problem of a highly concentrated problem bacteria that has a such a drastic affect on the disposal field. They wouldn't leave the septic tank every day in concentrations that gives them more potential for clogging disposal field soils. This concentrating of these problematic bacteria reaching the soil each day, adds additional masses of new members of their problematic group to guarantee that they will be able to set up "house keeping" in the soil and start their clogging process with vigor. We need to remove these problem bacteria from the effluent leaving the septic tank and the place to do that is, yep you're right, in the septic tank. We do that with the Pirana System technology.

I've said enough for today. I'll be back in a couple of days with another bit of information. Can't have too much information on stuff put into our heads at one time.

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