The FAST system uses naturally occurring bacteria (biomass) to treat sewage for dispersal into the environment. In the FAST process, the biomass is provided with food (waste) and air by means of a treatment module and a blower. The blower provides air to the system via an air supply pipe. The air supply pipe and draft tube create an air lift, which mixes oxygen and waste throughout the organic liquid (media) inside the tank. Bacteria grows on the media and digests the waste. A vent pipe expels harmless vapors created by the process, and the dead bacteria and non-biodegradable waste settle and accumulate in the bottom of the tank for periodic removal. The homeowner can help the system do its job by having the system pumped out regularly and following the recommendations on the “Dos and Don’ts” brochure.
Aerobic treatment is the simple science behind the latest advances in wastewater disposal. At the forefront of green technology, the “FAST” (Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment) system, invented by Bio-Microbics, Inc., of Kansas, meets the highest industry standards. Based on environmentally sound scientific principles, the FAST process helps protect clean water for future generations.