Sludge Reed Bed Systems

Question 1:
How is the dewatered sewage sludge practically being removed from the reed bed sludge systems after 10 years? See answer

Question 2:
What are the time periods for loading and clearing of the sludge reed beds? See answer

Question 3:
Do sludge drying reed beds with marsh plants work also for anaerobic faecal sludge management (FSM) from septic tanks? See answer

 


Answer to question 1

How is the dewatered sewage sludge practically being removed from the reed bed sludge systems after 10 years?

For example by longarm excavators:

 

 


 

Answer to question 2

What are the time periods for loading and clearing of the sludge reed beds?

 

 


 

Answer to question 3

Do sludge drying reed beds with marsh plants work also for anaerobic faecal sludge management (FSM) from septic tanks?

Yes! An example from Germany is the faecal sludge drying reed bed plant for the villages of Offensen-Schwachhausen-Nordburg in the municipality Flotwedel.


An example from India is given here.