The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of the municipality of Manacor, in its configuration is the result of the work defined in the "Modified project for the execution of the extension and improvements to the Manacor (Mallorca) Wastewater Treatment Plant", from 1996. The works were executed between the years 1998 and 1999, so that the effective consumed life of the WWTP is 18 years.
Among the treatment processes of the WWTP of Manacor is the biological treatment, consisting of a 5.000m³ capacity looped carousel type tank, with surface aeration and agitation to degrade the carbonate matter and to biologically eliminate the nitrogen.
Here 4 Passavant® mammoth rotors MR 1000-7.5 and one submersible mixer are installed. The WWTP was designed for 5,000 m³/d (25,000 PE). If either the design flow rate has not been exceeded (in dry time), the actual current load is close to 30,000 PE in some months of the year. The consequences are increased energy consumption, the formation of bulking sludge and, at certain points, non-compliance with limit values of e. g. suspended solids.
This circumstance causes the authority and operator SAM Manacor to take action and modernise the plant.