ABOUT ROOTZONE AUSTRALIA
"An Australian company dedicated to the use of Green Technology to improve the Australian environment."
Constructed wetlands, reed bed filters, subsurface
wetlands (all different terminologies for types of artificial wetlands)
have been used for water treatment in many applications world wide for
decades. They have been used for applications as diverse as sewage
treatment, storm water remediation, oil contaminated water treatment,
heavy metal and phosphorus reduction in all types of wastewater and for
reduction of industrial sludge wastes.
Rootzone technology has widespread applications
wherever a lowtech low maintenance approach is desirable to pollution
problems. It has applications in small communities where the high
capital and operating costs of conventional sewage treatment plants
make it an unviable proposition.
Newly developed processes and media developed by
Rootzone Australia allow the treatment of municipal and domestic wastes
to tertiary treatment standards and significantly reduce the area
requirement and hence cost of new facilities for water treatment as
compared with the previous generation of constructed wetlands.
The process is essentially a non user of energy
relying on natural photosynthesis and biological degradation to achieve
ROOTZONE AUSTRALIA PERSONNEL
|Tony Towndrow || Principal (Bsc Eng Glasgow University)
|David Towndrow||Construction Manager|
Tony carried out
his training in wetland theory and practice in Denmark (1999) under Jorgen
Logstrup (an early pioneer in the early 1980s in the field of subsurface flow
soil based wetlands). Since then Tony has been directing his efforts in the
development of the necessary improvements in the process required to treat
sewage (and other waste waters) to tertiary treated water standards with
considerable success. A selection of Rootzone wastewater treatment facilities
are featured in this website.