Solids Separation – Once the used water is collected, any solid matter settles in the bottom of a series of tanks. These solids can then be collected and removed.
Aeration – The used water enters the aeration tank where oxygen is infused into it. This infusion causes the naturally occurring microbes to switch from their anaerobic to aerobic state. In their aerobic state, these microbes give off odorless carbon monoxide (CO2) gas.
Cyclonic Separation – The used water is then pumped into a series of cyclones that separate out any remaining solids larger than 5 micron (approximately the size of one human blood cell).
Biological Consumption – Once cyclonic separation is complete, the used water enter the bio tank where the naturally occurring microbes consume the car wash soaps.
Clarification – Now that the soaps are removed, the water enter the clarifier tank. At this point, dead microbes settle to the bottom of the tank where they are pumped out daily.
Clean Water Repressurization – The clean water then overflows into the clean water tank where it is stored until used. On demand, the water is repressurized and sent back to the wash for use.