bioreactor aeration Articles

  • Experimental evaluation of intermittent aeration of a hollow fibre membrane bioreactor

    Intermittent membrane aeration provides a substantially improved energy efficiency in hollow fibre-based immersed membrane bioreactors (HF iMBRs). The benefits of intermittent aeration have been assessed with respect to sustaining a target flux and/or limiting the fouling rate to a sustainable level based on a small plant using full-scale HF modules. Results show that for the same specific ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Slot Injector™ Aeration System for Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plants

    KLa Systems has recently completed our 23rd MBR aeration system project using our Slot Injector™ aeration technology. These plants are for industrial customers and although predominantly in the food & beverage sector, we have also supplied MBR aeration systems for leachate treatment, chemical and petrochemical processing effluent. Slot Injector™ aeration technology is ideal for ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactor for National Park

    The problem: Assateague Island is a barrier island that stretches from the Eastern shore of Maryland down Atlantic coast to Virginia. The island is a National Park, administered by the National Park Service, under the National Seashore division. Assateague Island is a vital resting and feeding area for birds and also is home to more than 300 wild ponies. The park receives about 1 ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Automobile Manufacturer

    Dynatec provided a system to treat wastewater from Ford's automotive assembly plant. The Problem The existing batch chemical treatment system for oil and metals removal was unable to meet the new standards for discharge to local POTW. The new requirements called for lower BOD and total Nitrogen and there was no way to make the existing system able to meet the standards. ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Sanitary Landfill

    The Problem The county of Warren NJ owns and operates a sanitary landfill in Oxford Twp, NJ. The facility generates an average of 50,000 gallons per day of leachate, with peaks to 100,000 gallons per day. The facility was discharging to a local POTW from their lagoon, but they were facing requirements for nitrogen removal from the POTW and needed a new system to provide ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactors for RO Pretreatment

    ABSTRACTCurrently, treated municipal wastewater is typically discharged to the environment in most parts of the world. It is, however, a potential water resource from which high quality water for reuse can be produced. Reuse applications include both non-potable applications such as irrigation and production of industrial process water, and indirect potable reuse including aquifer recharge. For ...

  • Partially aerated submerged fixed-film bioreactor for simultaneous removal of carbon and nutrients from high-strength nitrogen wastewaters: effect of aeration rate and C:N:P ratio

    Influence of aeration rate and COD:N:P (C:N:P) ratio on the performance of an upflow partially aerated submerged fixed film (UP/ASFF) bioreactor for simultaneous carbon and nutrient removal from high-strength nitrogen wastewater was investigated during 6 months. Airflow rates at three levels of 1.5, 3, and 4.5 L/min and C:N:P ratios at four levels of 450:300:10, 450:150:10, 450:100:10, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Airlift bioreactors: Application to wastewater treatment

    After an introductory review, this paper presents a three-phase reactor fluid dynamic model that is used in the development of a generic process for upgrading existing wastewater treatment plants (WWT). The aim is to incorporate nitrification and de-nitrification without additional reactor volume. The core of the process consists of an attached growth airlift reactor (AGAR) in which a biomass ...

  • Comparison of Biofouling Control in a Membrane Bioreactor Via Two Coarse Bubble Aeration Cycles

    In the membrane bioreactor (MBR) process, coarse bubble aeration is used to scour the surface of the membranes to help control biofouling. Energy required for coarse bubble aeration represents a significant fraction of the total power demand for these systems. To reduce this demand, MBR systems manufactured by Zenon Environmental Inc. operate with cyclic aeration, using a cycle of 10 seconds on ...

  • Evaluation of Novel Operational Strategies for Submerged Membrane Bioreactors

    MBR technology is still expensive to operate when compared to more traditional alternatives. The cost of the membrane and its operation is a significant variable in the overall capital and operational costs of an MBR. A novel dynamic scouring aeration control for membrane bioreactors is proposed in this contribution in order to minimize internal fouling of the membrane and increase the maximum ...

  • Membrane Bioreactors – Enviroquip MBR Systems (Retrofit)

    The Leoni Township’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serves thirteen communities across three counties including the Michigan Speedway complex. A moratorium on growth was put in place until capacity and treatment issues with an aging aerated lagoon system could be addressed. In June of this year, construction of a new membrane bioreactor (MBR) ...

  • Chemical wastewater treatment applying a membrane bioreactor (MBR)

    IntroductionAt the current time Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) are the primary focus of wastewater treatment technologies. MBR is a combination of biological activated sludge process for the removal of nutrients and a membrane filtration for separation of biomass and treated water. In industrial wastewater treatment MBRs have proven to be a particularly reliable technique [Cornel et al., 2006]. The ...


    By MICRODYN-NADIR

  • A Submerged Attached Growth Bioreactor for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

    ABSTRACTThe Amphidrome® process is a submerged attached growth bioreactor (SAGB) that has been used in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey for decentralized wastewater treatment systems ranging in size from 440 gpd to 150,000 gpd. The two primary advantages of a SAGB are the small volume requirement and the elimination of downstream clarification. Five years of data from four ...

  • Specific energy consumption of membrane bioreactor (MBR) for sewage treatment

    This paper provides an overview of current electric energy consumption of full-scale municipal MBR installations based on literature review and case studies. Energy requirements of several MBRs were linked to operational parameters and reactor performance. Total and specific energy consumption data were analysed on a long-term basis with special attention given to treated flow, design capacity, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater treatment using bioreactor with dual functional ceramic membrane

    A novel bioreactor including a group of dual functional ceramic membranes was developed and used for wastewater treatment. The ceramic membranes could be used for both aeration and filtration alternately, so fouling to ceramic membrane would be palliated effectively as its dual functions. For 100 days operation, COD removal ratio was 88∼97% for influent COD of 154∼1389 mg/L, and NH4+-N removal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of Operating Conditions on Fouling Behavior in Wastewater Membrane Bioreactor Process

    ABSTRACTMembrane fouling was studied using three pilot-scale submerged membrane bioreactors operated at a series of permeation and aeration conditions to treat municipal wastewater. The transmembrane pressure increases were used to calculate the fouling ratios to compare the relative fouling rates. The results showed that the trends of fouling resistances differed greatly, depending on the ...

  • Modular operation of membrane bioreactors for higher hydraulic capacity utilisation

    Using data from 6 full-scale municipal membrane bioreactors (MBR) in Germany the hydraulic capacity utilisation and specific energy consumption were studied and their connexion shown. The average hydraulic capacity utilisation lies between 14% and 45%. These low values are justified by the necessity to deal with intense rain events and cater for future flow increases. However, this low hydraulic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Brightwater: The Design Challenges of a 39 mgd (150 MLD) Membrane Bioreactor

    Many Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) facilities have been constructed in North America, however to date the largest operating MBR facility in Traverse City MI has had a maximum month capacity of 8.5 mgd (32 MLD). The Brightwater MBR plant, now under construction in King County, Washington, is designed to have a maximum continuous capacity of 39 mgd (148 MLD), with a peak MBR treatment capacity of 57 ...

  • A venturi device reduces membrane fouling in a submerged membrane bioreactor

    In this study, for the first time, a venturi device was integrated into a submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) to improve membrane surface cleaning and bioreactor oxygenation. The performances of a blower and the venturi device were compared in terms of membrane fouling and bioreactor oxygenation. Upon comparing membrane fouling, the performances were similar for a low operation flux (18 ...


    By IWA Publishing

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