AGAMA Biogas Digesters And Septic Tanks

The best time to install an AGAMA BiogasPro is when a septic tank is being considered as the waste water treatment solution.

The installation of a septic tank and an AGAMA biogas digester is almost identical, and the benefits of using the biogas digester are far superior to any extra associated costs.

Septic tanks are common in rural South Africa. They are fed black waste from toilets ( water containing human faeces, animal bloods and fats are considered black water), and in the process generate biogas which is wasted to the atmosphere. The water may be allowed to go to a soakaway, reed bed or it may need to be retained in a conservancy tank to be pumped out.

Septic tanks do not need grey water. AGAMA BiogasPro do not need grey water. BUT AGAMA BiogasPro can take dishwashing water that still contains food scraps and nutritional value. This nutrition is converted to biogas and the biogas is used.

Septic tanks do not get fed wet kitchen waste. AGAMA Biogas digesters LOVE wet kitchen waste.

Septic tanks and biogas digesters can have the same problems of poisoning, overloading and soakaway blockages.

For further expert information on septic tanks, please follow the link to Biossystems-SA.

 

  Septic Tank AGAMA BiogasPro
Installation The installation of a septic tank and an AGAMA biogas digester is almost identical, and the benefits of using the biogas digester are far superior to any extra associated costs.
  Septic tanks are common in rural South Africa.  Rare in South Africa
Input - sewerage water Septic tanks are fed black waste from toilets ( water containing human faeces, animal bloods and fats are considered black water), and in the process generate biogas which is wasted to the atmosphere.  AGAMA BiogasPro are fed black waste from toilets ( water containing human faeces, animal bloods and fats are considered black water), and in the process generate biogas which is burned as cooking gas.
Input - wet kitchen waste Septic tanks do not get fed wet kitchen waste.  AGAMA Biogas digesters LOVE wet kitchen waste.
Input - dishwashing water   AGAMA BiogasPro can take dishwashing water that still contains food scraps and nutritional value. 
Input - Grey water Septic tanks do not need grey water.  AGAMA BiogasPro do not need grey water.
Inputs to be avoided Septic tanks and biogas digesters can have the same problems of poisoning, overloading and soakaway blockages.
Output Biogas Biogas is wasted to the atmosphere.  Biogas is used as cooking gas.
Output waste water The water may be allowed to go to a soakaway, reed bed or it may need to be retained in a conservancy tank to be pumped out. The water may be allowed to go to a soakaway, reed bed or it may need to be retained in a conservancy tank to be pumped out.
Inputs to be avoided Septic tanks and biogas digesters can have the same problems of poisoning, overloading and soakaway blockages.