Tricel Novo Maintenance 

wastewater treatment plants

What is a Tricel Novo and how does it work?

Tricel Novo Wastewater Treatment Plant


The Tricel Novo is a unique wastewater treatment plant as it combines a number of technological features such as a fixed bed technology and a three-stage purification process, which have proven to be the most efficient on the market. The chambers are dimensioned around the customer’s needs, with each step of the water treatment having its own area in the plant. The Tricel Novo plants provide a simple, cost-effective solution for high-quality wastewater treatment while ensuring compliance with environmental protection regulations. We cover a range of projects from 1 to 50 PE, for both household and commercial use. Have a look at the treatment process below.

Stage 1: The Primary Settlement Chamber

The effluent enters the primary settlement chamber. Settlement then occurs when the heavier solids drop out of the wastewater and settle at the bottom of the tank, creating sludge. The lighter solids float at the top of the water and create a scum. This top layer acts as a seal to stop odours from escaping. The chamber separates up to 70% of the solids.

Stage 2: The Aeration Chamber

Inside the aeration chamber, masses of naturally occurring bacteria inhabit specially designed plastic filter media. The bacteria feed on the waste, removing it from the liquid. A continuous air supply from low pressure, high volume compressor in the top section of the unit sustains the bacteria. The wastewater passes through the filter media over and over, ensuring a very high treatment efficiency

Stage 3: Final Settlement Chamber

Any remaining minute bacterial particles separate from the liquid within this chamber before discharge from the plant. The process slows the velocity of the liquid, allowing for any final trace impurities to settle to the bottom of the tank section. A sludge return system then returns these impurities back to the primary settlement chamber. The remaining treated liquid now meets the required standard and is safely passed out of the Tricel Novo plant system. The treated effluent is now ready for discharge to a suitably designed discharge area as required by the relevant local authority.

Find out more about the Tricel Novo here.

Tricel Novo maintenance

It is important that you look after and maintain your Novo. Have a look at Novo troubleshooting and do’s and don’ts below.

Regular Maintenance by Homeowner

  1. The vent around the base of the blower housing guarantees a fresh supply of air to the air blower. All vents should be checked to make sure they are not blocked or obscured.
  2. The vent under the desludging cover allows gas to escape and stops the tank from becoming pressurized.
  3. Ensure the air blowers are working by listening for a gentle hum when standing beside the plant.
  4. The inlet and outlet should be inspected and rodded to remove any blockages if necessary.

Annual Maintenance by Tricel

The Tricel Novo will require a full service (available from your supplier) every year to guarantee the efficiency of the plant gets maintained. Service personnel must get accommodated with unobstructed access to the tank.

The checks performed

The air-diffuser is monitored to check for sufficient dispersion of air.

The sludge return system is functioning correctly.

The cover and locks are in place and good condition.

General appearance and condition of the treatment plant are good.

The condition of the media is inspected.

The system is inspected for any apparent non-wastewater infiltration into any compartment (at the time of inspection).

The effluent filter in the septic tank is checked and cleared of any blockages if required (only applies to a secondary system).

General appearance and condition of the treatment system and the surrounding ground area are good.


Test the blower.

Replace the blower filter.

Test the plant alarm.

Test the pump and float-switch (If applicable).

Clear the vents of any blockages.

The sludge level in the primary chamber is measured.

The diffuser manifold is adjusted if required (If applicable).

Interact with the Tricel Novo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Click on the numbers to see the annotations.
  • You can also switch between the treatment process stages (yellow circle at the bottom left-hand corner) and the anatomy of the Novo (green circle at the bottom left-hand corner).
  • To view in Virtual Reality (VR), click the square at the top right-hand corner and simply scan the QR code with your phone.
  • To check the dimensions, click on the spanner icon.
  • To download an image of the Novo, click on the camera icon (top right-hand corner)


Finally, you can also visit THE LAB by Tricel to view the Novo in a Virtual Showroom, interact with 3D models, view images and product videos.

Why choose Tricel and their service partners

Fast delivery

Fast delivery and rapid response to all of our customers. Average response time of 12 minutes on weekdays.

Partner network

Combined knowledge of service partner network throughout Europe

Technical expertise

Unrivalled technical expertise in the installion, commissioning and maintenance of WWT solutions

Get in touch

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    Tricel (Killarney) Unlimited Company
    Ballyspillane Industrial Estate, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 X253, Ireland
    Tel: 64 663 2421