TAYA Technology


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Benefits of TAYA

The result is an operationally efficient, and cost effective intensive solution for treating high strength effluents including total nitrogen, which provides the following treatment benefits:

  • High strength treatment capability including ammonia and total N
  • Low energy requirement; only 10% of activated sludge
  • Low maintenance & labor cost
  • No secondary sludge
  • Small footprint compare to wetland

The Bottom Line

Triple-T and TAYA provide a winning solution for clients interested in effective technology and compelling economics!

TAYA Projects

TAYA has been successfully implemented in a number of municipal, agricultural and industrial systems in Israel. We are currently working to introduce TAYA to international markets in Italy & UK, to address the increase requirements imposed by the Water Framework Directive.


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The Science

TAYA is reciprocating wastewater treatment system incorporating the filling and draining of subsurface flow basins, to achieve passive aeration. TAYA’s proprietary pumping arrangement allows for intensive aeration and a complete mix of the wastewater, which provides the ability to treat high organic and ammonia loads to a tertiary levels.

The TAYA pumping system allows for aerobic and anoxic processes to occur within the same basin. This diverse environment stimulates the growth of a wide variety of bacteria, enabling both nitrification and denitrification to occur almost simultaneously. The size of each system is calculated to allow starvation of the bacteria, creating minimum secondary sludge in the process.

The Design

Every TAYA system is designed for optimal performance based on determined pollutant loads, calculated oxygen demand, retention times and sludge yield.TAYA’s pumping arrangement maximizes the use of gravity during operation to minimize power consumption without limiting the oxygen supply.The pumping design also provides flexibility to handle variable effluent and hydraulic loads.

Harmonizing Technologies

TAYA is a hybrid technology, integrating the high oxygen supply of intensive systems, with the low maintenance and operational costs associated with extensive systems. TAYA technology replaces electro-mechanical treatment systems, by attaining the same effluent quality at a significantly lower lifetime cost.

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TAYA Reciprocating Pumping System
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TAYA Pumping Chamber 1.0
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TAYA Pumping Chamber 2.0


How Does TAYA Compare?

With the standards in wastewater treatment increasing and investment capital more limited than ever, customers are looking for new cost-effective solutions to meet their highest demands. While the industry standards (activated sludge, SBR, RBC, etc.) can do the job, they are exceedingly expensive and complicated to operate. TAYA is specifically designed to attain the same treatment quality as the leading technologies, at a fraction of the operational costs. This reduction in lifetime costs is significant for the client, and can often make the difference between breaking even and turning a handsome profit.

CAPEX Comparison: TAYA vs. Activated Sludge

On average, TAYA systems cost our clients 20% less than traditional Activated Sludge WWTPs. However, it’s important to look into the breakdown of the initial investment costs, because it provides significant insight into the long-term costs benefits of TAYA.

In TAYA systems, over 80% of the initial investment is civil works, (i.e. digging, liner, gravel, etc.) all with a +30 year life span and low O&M. In Activated Sludge systems, the breakdown of costs look completely different, with 40% of the investment allocated to electro-mechanical equipment that’s expensive to maintain and replace. This equipment represents the primary cost driver in every wastewater treatment plant.


EM Equipment only makes up 8% of TAYA, compared to 40% with Activated Sludge

OPEX Comparison: TAYA vs. Activated Sludge

The secret of TAYA’s operational savings lies in the efficiency and simplicity of the system. Instead of relying on a combination of diffusers, clarifiers and recirculating pumps to do the job, TAYA achieves the same results with two propeller pumps. Instead of spending energy to force oxygen into the water, TAYA draws atmospheric oxygen into the system naturally. Instead of pumping and treating the secondary sludge separately, TAYA produces virtually none. All of these benefits lead to significant lifetime costs savings




TAYA exhibits O&M savings over Activated Sludge, in the form of labor, maintenance, replacement parts, electricity & sludge.