Novo and Sandcel installation

Sandcel case study

Case study overview

September 2014


Project Type
Decommissioning of a non-performing system 

Tricel solution
Decommissioning of a non-performing effluent treatment system and installation of Tricel Novo Wastewater treatment plant and Sandcel Sand polishing filter.

Tricel Novo
Tricel Sandcel

The challenge


This case study looks at a site where the client was looking to expand their food distribution premises but had problems with their existing wastewater solution.

Architect involved

Boyce Architectural and Engineering from Limerick

Tricel solution

The project

During the planning process for this client, issues were identified with the existing onsite wastewater treatment solution. Upon further inspection by Limerick County Council, it was discovered that the effluent treatment system was not performing and there was ponding evident on the existing soil polishing filter. This needed to be upgraded and a polishing filter designed which would be suitable for the site conditions. Boyce Architectural & Engineering were appointed to the project to specify and design a suitable system to treat and discharge the treated effluent.

Vegetation stripped back
300mm of 20mm washed gravel for base
Decommissioning of old wastewater treatment plant

The final result


“I was instructed to carry on a full site inspection and assessment. Because of the gley subsoils and the poor assimilation rate of liquid effluent through theses soils I had to propose a design to the environment section of Limerick City & County Council that would have the effluent effectively treated before it reached the gley subsoil’s. This design was approved by the council before were commenced work on the site. The system was installed in two days and was inspected and approved by Limerick County Council after the works were completed. 

“I have every confidence that we have installed an excellent system and I will continue to endorse your products as one of great design, after service and value for money”

– Pat Boyce

Installation of Tricel Novo IRL10 wastewater treatment plant
Construction of Sandcel sand polishing filter
Covering of Sandcel with Geotextile
Backfilling of Sandcel sand polishing filter
Backfilling of Tricel Novo Wastewater treatment plant
Completion of Sandcel sand polishing filter

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