Compact Wastewater Treatment – HIT Systems


The MBBR/IFAS technology experts at Headworks have developed a more thoughtful way to treat wastewater for reuse. The result is the Headworks Integrated Treatment (HIT) System: a modular, compact wastewater treatment plant that uses proven moving bed biofilm technology to generate reuse quality water.

The HIT System (package plant) provides a complete solution – screening, grit removal, MBBR or IFAS treatment, clarification, tertiary filtration, and disinfection – all with low capital investment and operational costs.

A single train can treat flows up to 230,000 GPD (870 m3/day), but many trains can be added to the system as needed to treat higher flow rates. For example, if you need to treat 500,000 GPD (2,000 m3/day) we can design a system of three trains, each rated at 170,000 GPD (700 m3/day). Headworks designs systems to meet a variety of effluent quality requirements. At any given time, the compact wastewater treatment system can be expanded to meet new discharge requirements or increased flow rates.

HIT Systems offer many advantages, one of the most important being its ease of operation due to the fixed film MBBR process. Unlike conventional package plant solutions, the self-regulating biofilm HIT System does not require a high level of operator intervention to maintain the process balance.

Our team will work with you to develop a design that suits the process needs as well as the site needs.  We have designed and provided everything from completely skid-mounted systems suitable for truck transport to units that employ field-erected bolted tanks.  We recognize each application and each location is unique and will provide a tailored HIT System solution that suits the needs.


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  • Small Footprint
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  • Rapidly Deployed
  • Modular
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  • Expandable
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  • Compact Version
    • Capacity: 30 – 100 m3/d (8,000 – 30,000 gpd)
    • Influent 500 mg/l TSS and BOD, effluent 10mg/l TSS and BOD.  NH3 < 5mg/l.
    • Fits inside a 40ft container for transportation
  • Skid-Mounted Version
    • Capacity: 30 – 200 m3/d (8,000 – 60,000 gpd)
    • Influent 500 mg/l TSS and BOD, effluent 10mg/l TSS and BOD.  NH3 < 5mg/l
    • Skid-mounted for easy transport on trailers
  • Field-Erected Tanks
    • Capacity: 250 – 2000 m3/d (65,000 – 800 000 gpd
    • Influent 500 mg/l TSS and BOD, effluent 10mg/l TSS and BOD.  NH3 < 1mg/l
  • Frac Tank-Based System
    • Capacity: Up to 500 m3/d (130,000 gpd or 3,150 bpd)
    • Uses readily available Frac Tanks (Volume = 20,000 gal)
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