Reed Bed Solutions and Technology
Our treatment systems harness the power of these microbes, ensuring water can be treated in an efficient and controlled manner.
football pitches worth of reedbeds built
million reeds planted
million litres of water treated daily (that’s 143 Olympic swimming pools!)
Combining Heavy Metal and Sewage Filtration
In this project, we demonstrate how soil based reed beds are very versatile and can be used to treat very different types of water in a combined system.
We developed this reed bed in 2003 and 15 years on, it is still successfully treating water.
4 Reed Beds to Treat Former Pesticide Facility
An old industrial site, used for pesticide research was converted with 4 reed beds.
Contaminated groundwater was cleaned over a 20 year period, securing the safety of rivers and sensitive areas nearby.
Award Winning Mixed Effluent Treatment
Billingham reed beds were designed and built to treat mixed waste waters from ICI, formerly the largest chemical facility of its type in Europe.
The site has since changed hands and continues to be used to treat tankered liquid waste, and has also won 2 prestigious awards.
Full Scale Oil-Field Water Treatment
Oceans-ESU Ltd have designed and operated full scale reed bed systems for the treatment of produced water at 12 oil fields in Africa.
These systems have the combined capacity to treat 340,000 tonnes of water every day!
Enhanced Reed Bed (ERT) Technology
Benefits of ERT Technology® include a greater treatment capacity, greater diversity of contaminants which can be degraded and reduced establishment times.
Reed beds provide a green feature and benefit wildlife in a world where natural wetlands are becoming scarce
Soil based reed beds are cheap to operate and maintain
ERT Technology® cleans polluted waters by harnessing the natural power of nature
ERT Technology® offers enhanced treatment capabilities compared to standard constructed wetlands
Bacteria found in soil based reed beds are capable of breaking down many persistent organic pollutants
Soil based reed beds are a versatile technology with applications in many different industries including treatment of sewage and grey water, agricultural run off, landfill & composting leachates, airport run offs, oil fields, steel works, petrochemcials, contaminated groundwater, land and flood remediation.
Oceans-ESU Ltd is a highly respected technical consultancy specialising in providing sustainable and integrated environmental solutions for a wide variety of industrial, retail and municipal applications.