11 Treatment Of Waste Water In The Gulf Of Finland

Treatment Of Waste Water In The Gulf Of Finland

Saint-Petersburg central aeration station located near the Gulf of Finland takes in sewage wastes that come from the central part of the city. Let’s see how they process the water before it enters the Gulf.

The station is located on an artificial island Beliy (White Island). The island was created in 1966 when the area was increased from 16 to 55 hectares. The station was put into operation in 1978 whereas the second line of purification plants was launched in 1985. This aeration station processes up to 1.5 million cubic meters of wastes a day. Through 2 other largest city’s wastewater treatment plants –  the Northern aeration station and the Southwest wastewater treatment plant-  more than 800 million m3 of sewage is discharged annually, which makes two thirds of all waste waters in St. Petersburg.

First and foremost, wastes are accepted by the main pump station.


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11 Responses to “Treatment Of Waste Water In The Gulf Of Finland”

  1. Viipuri says:

    Is this the one that Finland build for Russia for free, because the Russia didn’t have any money to do it?

    • Don says:

      Where have u saw that it was built by Finland and for free?

    • OLUT says:

      +9 001 internets to you, for being Viipuri and not Vyborg!

    • Äänislinna says:

      Russia would have had the money, but obviously some other projects, like Bulava (buhahahahaha!), are more important. So it was funded by EU invesment funds, and Finland donated some $20M for the project.

      Technology comes from Finland. Russia lacks (also) that kind of technical capabilities.

  2. testicules says:

    Very disappointing that the waters are dumped int he gulf. That has to be murder on the ecosystem. In Florida much of the sewer water is purified and used for irrigation of non-farming products (like decorative landscaping). That is a much bettter way to dispose of sewer water. Of course when it is done being purified it is almost considered potable.

  3. j pigden says:

    That’s only at Disney !!!!

    • testicules says:

      Sorry to say it is almost every street now. It is a shame because your’re not supposed to water your backyard citrus with the recycled stuff.

  4. Swede says:

    Here’s a link to the economic background of this plant: http://www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?contentid=363933&lan=en

    It’s not too far fetched to say that the Finns financed it.

  5. testicules says:

    That is funny

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  7. Ohwell says:

    Funny how the comments saying that the plant was financed by Finns and the EU are hidden due to bad rating.

    It’s still the truth. But hey, this is russia. Pravda and all.

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