Municipal Containerised SAF

(5 customer reviews)

  • SAF municipal sewage treatment plant for towns and villages
  • Suitable as new installation or upgrade to an existing sewage system
  • Mobile wastewater treatment for easy onsite relocation or transfer to other site
  • Suitable for use with variable wastewater flows
  • Suitable for use with variable watewater concentrations
  • Rapid system startup
  • Modular system for easy expansion
  • Low CAPEX
  • Low OPEX
  • Available to rent or purchase
  • Independently tested and certified solutions.
  • Uses fixed bed process instead of moving bed [MBBR] process
  • Longer sludge age than MBBR
  • Lower power consumption than other SAF types
  • Contact us for information, advice or a free quotation and design proposal


Municipal SAF Wastewater Treatment Systems

Biocell Water modular SAF (submerged aerated filter) units represent a versatile method of wastewater treatment for municipal applications. The modular, containerised SAF plant is a safe and reliable wastewater treatment solution capable of dealing with high and low strength wastewaters. Our SAF plant is one of the only containerised SAF units on the market that has been independently tested on performance at PIA GmbH in Aachen Germany [an independent notified test facility]. A single compact containerised SAF module can degrade 100kg COD, 40kg BOD and 6KG NH4N per day. Higher treatment efficiencies are possible depending on feedwater characteristics. The only pre-treatment required in advance of a modular SAF is mechanical screening.  SAF modules are also suitable for use in conjunction with our other containerised wastewater treatment plant models to provide turnkey wastewater treatment solutions.

Some typical applications for our containerised SAF sewage treatment plants include;

  • Upgrade of municipal wastewater treatment plants
  • New wastewater treatment plants for towns or villages
  • Temporary wastewater treatment during main plant shutdown
  • Bypass wastewater treatment solutions
  • Capacity increase for an existing wastewater treatment plant

Why Buy a Biocell Municipal SAF Treatment Plant?

We design and manufacture our SAF wastewater treatment plants to international standards and have global reference projects for the technology we use in our containerised solutions. When it comes to the wastewater type or the target effluent quality we can achieve, there are no restrictions with our modular SAF plants. Containerised SAF plants are fixed cost, with minimal civil works or site works required and therefore represent a far more cost effective solution for county councils, water authorities and local authorities for municipal wastewater treatment. Offsite manufacturing of wastewater treatment SAF modules reduces risk of complications and is a safer solution than complex onsite wastewater and sewerage construction works. Our modular SAF units are manufactured in a controlled factory environment and undergo rigorous testing prior to dispatch to site. Rest assured that an SAF treatment module by Biocell Water is a safe, quality assured and cost effective solution for municipal wastewater treatment.

Treatment Solutions for A Range of Municipal Applications

Containerised wastewater treatment modules are a proven method of fast, reliable and effective wastewater treatment for municipal and similar type applications. They achieve a lower capex than constructing a wastewater treatment plant onsite using traditional civil engineering methods. Containerised SAF modules are flexible wastewater and sewage treatment solutions that can be applied to a number of project types.

Capacity increase at existing wastewater treatment plant – Mobile containerised SAF plants can be utilised to increase the treatment capacity of an existing wastewater treatment plant. The can also be added upstream of an existing sewage treatment plant to achieve a higher effluent standard where stricter compliance limits are being imposed. This is a fast solution that can be mobilised and installed onsite to deal with any wastewater treatment requirements.

Wastewater treatment plant upgrade – Many existing municipal wastewater treatment plants are currently overloaded and require upgrades to allow them to deal with extra hydraulic and organic loads they are receiving. The conventional upgrade route requires major civil works, large footprints and a long timeframe. In contract, the use of a  containerised SAF plant allows for the simple installation of wastewater treatment modules to increase the capacity. It is the rapid mobilisation and small footprint that make containerised wastewater treatment plants the ideal solution for municipal wastewater treatment system upgrades.

Bypass wastewater treatment – Temporary construction works on existing live sewage infrastructure can result in complications requiring the sewage and wastewater to be diverted and treated while construction work is ongoing. The use of temporary mobile SAF plants whether purchased or leased allows water utilities and contractors to provide a method of wastewater treatment while aeration basins are isolated for construction activities.

Complete wastewater treatment plant upgrade  – For remote villages and communities where there is no existing wastewater treatment infrastructure, we can supply complete packaged decentralized wastewater treatment solutions. These can be used to provide towns and villages with a complete wastewater treatment solution incorporating headworks, screening, biological treatment, denitrification, phosphorous reduction, clarification and disinfection. On a final note, we can design bespoke modular solutions to suit any volumetric flowrate or meet any effluent standard.

Advantages of Modular SAF Treatment Plants

Some distinct advantages of our containerized modular SAF units are as follows;

  • Fixed bed process used instead of moving bed [MBBR] process
  • Longer sludge age than MBBR
  • Lower power consumption than other SAF types due to the use of fixed bed media [so no high energy costs for mixing of MBBR media as with other SAF plants]
  • Suitable for use with variable wastewater flows
  • Suitable for use with variable wastewater concentrations
  • Rapid system startup
  • Modular system can easily be expanded
  • Mobile wastewater treatment – easily relocated onsite or even moved to a new site
  • Low CAPEX
  • Available to rent or purchase

How to Buy a Municipal Containerised SAF Modular Treatment System

Get in touch if you would like to know more about an SAF treatment plant for your municipality. We are happy to provide you with extra information or give a purchase price or rental price. Once we know some basic details about your requirements we can provide an instant quotation. It is helpful if you have the following information at hand:

  • Wastewater volume [m3/hr or m3/day]
  • Wastewater type
  • Required effluent standard
  • Basic information on existing wastewater infrastructure [if any]

Don’t hesitant to contact us. A member of our technical sales team will be able to answer any futher questions you may have about an SAF treatment solution for your community project or provide you with a competitive price.

5 reviews for Municipal Containerised SAF

  1. Mehmet Cengiz

    Very good range of products and solutions for our requirements.

  2. IDW Contractors

    Biocell met our expectations and were professional and thorough from the outset.

  3. Redmund Corp.

    Biocell were professional and thorough from the outset. Highly recommended.

  4. Erkhan Cengiz

    Excellence all round.

  5. Mariwan Alany

    I am planing to purchse 600 m3/day stp

    • James Clarke

      Hi Mariwan, please send all the details to for a quotation. Kind Regards, James.

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