Tips to help optimize process performance. Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are a viable treatment alternative when a wastewater utility has footprint constraints, a market for reclaimed water, or needs to produce a high-quality effluent. Because MBRs can handle higher mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS)concentrations and don't need secondary clarifiers, their footprint is much smaller than that of a conventional activated sludge process. MBRs can produce effluent with biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids levels of 2 mg/L or less. They also can provide biological nutrient removal.
So, You Decided to Build an MBR? Tips to help optimize process performance.
Authors: Merlo, Rion; John Bratby, John Holland, Henryk Melcer, Denny Parker, Eric Wahlberg
2006 Water Environment & Technology magazine, Vol. 18, No. 11, pp. 48-52