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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Bioreactors, and the work that they do on marine vessels.

What is biological waste water treatment?

Biological waste water treatment is a process that uses microorganisms to remove contaminants from waste water. This type of treatment is widely used in marine, offshore , municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants to purify water before it is discharged into the environment.

Read more about biological waste water treatmenthere.

What is the process of biological waste water treatment?

The process of biological waste water treatment typically involves several stages. The process of biological waste water treatment involves macerating the waste water, using microorganisms to break down organic matter, and clarifying the treated water.

Learn more about the importance and benefits of this process in our blogpost on biological waste water treatment.

Why use biological waste water treatment?

Biological waste water treatment is an effective, efficient, low-cost, and environmentally friendly way to remove contaminants from waste water.

For more information on the process of biological waste water treatment, check out our blog post on the importance of biological waste water treatment.

What is grey and black waste water

Grey water and black water are two types of waste water that are generated in households and other buildings or vessels such as ships, offshore sites etc. Grey water comes from non-toilet plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, showers, and washing machines etc. Black water comes from toilets and  contains human waste and is therefore unsafe.

Learn more about the importance of grey water and black water treatment here.

What else can be removed in a treatment process?

Grease and oil from kitchen Galley drains can be removed proactively before treatment to protect pipes from blocking and to optimise the biological treatment process. Other components of wastewater that can be removed are dissolved nutrients and microplastics. Nutrients include Phosphorous and Nitrogen, which can cause eutrophication in natural water in too high concentrations, and microplastics can cause harmful effects in marine ecosystems.

However, these nutrients can be reduced using G&O advanced treatment systems, as well as screening microplastics. There are many components of wastewater, and additional steps can be added to treatment processes to further polish the treated water for even better water quality.

Learn more here.

How do you treat black water waste?

Black water treatment typically involves different selections of treatment philosophy, including the use of physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove solids, organic matter, and pathogens from the wastewater.

We at G&O Bioreactors believe that the best, most efficient and eco-friendly way to treat waste water is through biological means. After treatment, the water can then be disinfected and discharged into the environment, or it can be further treated to produce reclaimed water for non-potable uses.

Read more about the treatment of black water here.

Why is it important to treat wastewater before it is released back into the ecosystem?

1. To protect human health by removing harmful contaminants and reducing the risk of waterborne illnesses. 

2. To protect life below water by reducing negative impacts on marine ecosystems

3. To conserve water resources by treating waste water for reuse
To comply with regulations to avoid fines and legal action
Overall, it’s important to properly manage waste water treatment systems to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and environmental responsibility. 

Learn more about the importance of waste water treatment in our blog post The importance of biological water treatment

Our approach to R&D

In Gertsen & Olufsen, we have a long history of developing high quality solutions for the maritime industry.

Building on our heritage and inhouse competencies, we are continuously innovating with new product developments while adapting to the green transition.

We develop and improve products based on four principles

We strive to reduce the carbon footprint of the product throughout its life cycle

With our products, we want to contribute to actively reducing our customers’ carbon footprints

Our products should be easy to operate and maintain

Our products can be produced and delivered while reducing most possible time, material, cost and emissions

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