Why choose Smart Storm for your effluent treatment plant

No two effluent streams are the same; from food and drink to abattoirs and chemical industries. They all have different requirements for their effluent management in their effluent plants. With over 25 years of experience in effluent management, Smart Storm understands effluent and effluent plants. We work with companies to design and install cost-effective solutions and provide ongoing environmental partnerships. Payback on effluent plants is often achieved within 12 to 18 months, and Smart Storm can offer lease finance packages to spread the cost.

Industries We Serve

  • Food and Drink
  • Abattoirs
  • Dairy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical
  • Textiles
  • Agriculture and Aquaculture
  • Aerospace
  • Metal Processors
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Construction

 Why do I need an Effluent Treatment Plant?

All industries require consent to discharge their wastewater to sewer by Water Companies. In the case of discharge to land, river or sea this consent is governed by the Environment Agency in England, Natural Resources Wales or SEPA, Scotland.

These consents will set the limits on a number of toxic parameters that your effluent must not exceed and failure to control your discharge can lead to fines or even factory closure. However, the installation of an effluent treatment plant will often lead to reduced water bills. Your consents will always set limits on:

COD – pH – Suspended and settleable solids and depending on the industry type other parameters like metals, chemicals such as Nitrates, Ammonia, Lead Sulphates etc.

Smart Storm Total Solutions

Smart Storm specialises in Industrial wastewater solutions and offers a one-stop-shop for Treatment plants including:

Type of Plant we Supply

Biological Treatment Plants

Smart Storm specialise in bioaugmentation treatment plants which are similar to SAFF plants but use targeted bacterial strain to enhance the efficacy of the plant.

We carefully select powerful natural biological products that target bacteria and enzymes to break down organic compounds in the effluent treatment process – usually in a large aerated retention tank as part of the effluent treatment plant.

Petroleum, food and drink, agriculture, and hazardous waste industries have high organic loads which are easily digested by our powerful bacteria to reduce COD, suspended solids and target substances such as fats, phenols, sulphates, etc in the effluent treatment process. The 100% natural products we use in our bioreactors are also extremely efficient at reducing unpleasant odours in effluent treatment plants.

Using our bioreactor in your effluent treatment plant saves you money, improves the environment and reduces your carbon footprint.

Dissolved Aeration Flotation (DAF) Plants

DAF plants use chemicals, aeration and mechanical scrappers to remove dissolved and suspended solids and oils and grease from wastewater streams. They can be up to 90% efficient but are unsuitable for liquid only applications.

The feed wastewater to the DAF float tank is often (but not always) dosed with a coagulant (such as ferric chloride or aluminium sulphate) to coagulate the colloidal particles and/or a flocculant to conglomerate the particles into bigger clusters.

The wastewater is then fed into a floatation tank where white water (pressurised aerated water) consisting of microbubbles attaches to the solids in the effluent stream which float to the surface which is then removed by a skimmer.

Wedge Wire Screens

Wedge wire or run-down screens are ideal for pre-screening out solids before they reach the treatment plant. They have no moving parts and self-clean and require little or no maintenance.

Fats, Oil and Grease Removal

Smart storm GreaseBuster removes fats, oils and grease and is unique in removing fats and oils embedded in fog solid waste. Click here to see our FOG remediation page.

Addition Treatment Plant We Provide

Often it is necessary to install additional plant to successfully treat the effluent in order to meet the consent parameters.

pH Balancing

Often and particularly in high organic carbon industries such as food and drink it is necessary to pH balance the effluent stream to pH 7 before the treatment plant in order for the treatment plant to work effectively. Click here to see our Industrial pH balancing section on the home page.



Lamella Clarifiers are a form of settlement tank used in industrial wastewater treatment.

Unlike conventional clarifiers, they use a series of inclined plates. These inclined plates provide a large effective settling area for a small footprint. The inlet stream is stilled upon entry into the clarifier. Solid particles begin to settle on the plates and begin to accumulate in collection hoppers at the bottom of the clarifier unit. The sludge is drawn off at the bottom of the hoppers and the clarified liquid exits the unit at the top over a weir.

Lamella clarifiers are used in pre and post-treatment and have the advantage of no moving parts ad no chemical requirements.


Watch our industrial pH balancing video below

Intuitive Monitoring

In our installations we use our range of monitoring instruments. They utilise the latest technologies. Therefore offering a truly user friendly experience for effluent management and monitoring in your effluent plant.

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