Radial Flow Splitter
This unique and patented device is a new concept for effluent distribution for your septic tank.
Gravity fed effluent distribution has been an underdeveloped area for many years with many problems and complaints as a result.
The invention of the Radial Flow Splitter was followed by extensive research and testing in collaboration with IT Sligo. A thesis was dedicated to the subject: ‘Review of the Effectiveness of Gravity Effluent Distribution Devices Used in Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems’..
Improved Effluent Distribution
- Even distribution via up to 12 outlets per unit, unaffected by off-level installation or soil settlement.
- Improved treatment, reduced risk to ponding, pollution and odours.
- For use of standard 1.5” pipes on the outlets.
- No clogging as with perforated 4” percolation pipes.
- Designed and tested for dealing with dirty water and bio-film.
- No moving parts and easy to inspect.
- The system makes it easy for you to multiply discharge points by interconnecting a few splitters, e.g. for larger areas.
- The outlet pipes do not require exact sloping as with perforated pipes.
- Installation on slopes is now a lot easier also. Pipes can run very shallow or even above the surface, as long as the effluent exits at the set depth. This enables alternative layout options e.g. allocating different areas on the site with the most favorable conditions.
Also important to know: The effluent coming from the tank can either be driven by gravity or by a pump into the flow splitter. Any percolation area however requires constant as possible conditions for treatment to be effective. A constant drip therefor is preferable to i.e. an intermittent flush coming directly from a large pump. To improve this is to use simply an additional tank, pond or otherwise, to attenuate the flow coming directly from a pump before it enters the percolation area.