Mobile Wastewater Treatment Systems

Field Tested:

The EcoNomadTM self contained, transportable utility technology was developed in 1999. Our containerized wastewater management systems have been manufactured since 2000, and provide an environmentally friendly solution to temporary and permanent installations requiring superior quality, treated effluent.

In 2003, the technology was first introduced to the western Canadian oil field servicing industry. Presently, there are on average 80 treatment units under lease to such companies as: EnCana Corporation, Apache Corporation, Fairborn Energy Trust, and others.

Our aim is to provide turnkey solutions for your remote facilities and transitional infrastructure needs. We are your one-stop wastewater management solution, with a small footprint both in the size of our units, and in the overall environmental impact.

Proven Technology:

Dual chamber septic tanks (including aeration and fixed film media) are securely installed in the insulated trailer unit. The pre-treated wastewater is dosed over a proven, extremely lightweight treatment medium and the treated effluent is collected for recirculation or for final discharge. Following ultra-violet light treatment and disinfection (depending on the authority having jurisdiction) the effluent is usually discharged directly above ground.

Treatment results depend on incoming sewage quality. On average, the treatment should result in the following discharge quality:

  • BOD: below 10 mg/l
  • TSS: below 10 mg/l
  • Coliform: 99% removal of fecal coliform

The trailer is extremely robust - a welded steel structure w. 14 ga. walls with 3/16" heavy wall at floor area, 14 ga. roof; torsion ride 7000 lbs axles and 16" 10 ply tires; epoxy undercoating inside and outside, urethane paint on all metal surfaces; 1/8" aluminum checkered plate rock guard; fully insulated to average R18 and designed for continuous 4-season-operation; convenient through-wall connections for dual raw sewage inlets, single outlet and hook-up for external power supply. 110 or 240 VAC power supply is required to operate the unit; NEMA 4 housing for control panel. The PWTS 1500 system has an integrated 4' x 6'6" workshop or storage area in the back of the trailer unit. With this extra workshop area the trailer can be considered an on-site servicing unit for flexible use in such applications as onsite potable water treatment, washroom, or electric generator, or alternatively this extra room allows for convenient transport of all equipment and supplies required for site installation.

Standard MWTS Units:

Our mobile wastewater infrastructure units are housed inside 12' (double axle) and 20' (triple axel) trailers, and have a service capacity of between three and 93 persons (depending on site details, use, and regional codes or regulations).

Series Applications * Estimated
Capacity **
Trailer Dimension Sepetic Tank Capactiy Power Requirement
MWTS 750 Full Facilities 3 to 4 Person Dual Axle 7' Wide X 12' Long w. No Storage Ares 1,500 Liter (396 Gallon) 110 or 220 Vac
Office Facilities 8 to 10 Person
Bathroom Facilities 28 to 35 Person
MWTS 1500 Full Facilities 6 to 8 Person Triple Axle 7' Wide X 20' Long 4' X 6' Storage Area 3,000 Liter (792 Gallon) 110 or 220 VAC
Office Facilities 16 to 20 Person
Bathroom Facilities 56 to 70 Person
MWTS 2000 Full Facilities 8 to 11 Person Triple Axle 7' Wide X 20' Long w. No Storage Area 4,000 Liter (1,056 Gallon) 110 or 220 VAC
Office Facilities 21 to 27 Person
Bathroom Facilities 75 to 93 Person
Full Facilities (Kitchen, Toilet, Shower, Personal), Office Facilities (Toilet, Shower, Personal), Bathroom Facilities (Toilet, Personal)
Capacity calculations are based on generic daily potable water consumption calculations. These amounts will vary depending on site specific details, use of the occupants, and the regional water usage codes or regulations.

The wastewater treatment unit operates in two modes:

  • Stationary mode: The treated effluent is discharged above or below ground.
  • Transit mode: In preparation for transit, no sewage or only a part of the sewage in the tanks has to be removed.

The unit is fully self-contained and fully operational in transit. The raw sewage will be re-circulated and treated even during transport, allowing for a very high quality of treated effluent once discharged. The in-transit re-circulation option of the sewage is Patent Protected in the US and Canada and only ACPI is the license holder of this specific treatment technology.

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Ptarmigan Lane
Commercial Outfitters
Denver, Colorado
Complete Power, Water and Heat
Deployable Infrastructure Systems