Oxidation Ditch

Greg WillsonLess than 1 minute

An Oxidation Ditch (OD) is a type of wastewater and sewage treatment process that uses a continuous flow of wastewater or sewage through a circular or oval-shaped basin. The wastewater is mixed and aerated by mechanical means, and the oxygen in the air supports the growth of microorganisms, which remove the organic pollutants and convert them into biomass, carbon dioxide, and other byproducts.

Oxidation Ditches are widely used for the treatment of wastewater and sewage in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Municipal wastewater treatment: Oxidation Ditches are often used in municipal wastewater treatment plants to treat the wastewater generated by homes and businesses.

  • Industrial wastewater treatment: Oxidation Ditches are also used to treat industrial wastewater generated by factories, refineries, and other industries.

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

Oxidation Ditches are an effective and efficient method for the treatment of wastewater and sewage, as they provide a large surface area for the growth of microorganisms and support a high-density population of bacteria. Additionally, Oxidation Ditches are relatively low in cost and require minimal maintenance, making them a popular choice for treatment facilities in a variety of settings. Oxidation Ditches are also simple to operate and can be adapted to a wide range of flow rates, making them a flexible solution for different types of wastewater and sewage treatment applications.