Cumberland, RI February 13, 2012 -- Problems with RBC (Rotating Biological Contactors) are commonplace in today’s wastewater treatment market. Often the RBC has to be totally replaced by a new system. In the case of Elverom RA municipality, the existing RBC’s were foul smelling, noisy and inefficient. A lot of maintenance was required to keep them operational.
Biowater’s Complete Mix Fixed Film (CMFF®)system was chosen to replace Elverom’s plant. It was determined to be the best choice for the retrofit. Since an RBC’s walls slope inward, a standard aeration system could not be used. Biowater has created a two (2) level aeration system specifically made to retrofit an RBC which distributes air evenly throughout the wastewater. Combined with Biowater biomedia, blower and sieves the system runs as a well-oiled machine, requires little to no maintenance and lasts for a lifetime.
The basis of our Biowater CMFF® biofilm technology is the biological growth on polyethylene pieces called biofilm carriers. The biofilm carriers provide a protective surface area for the biology to grow. Biofilms can handle extremely high loading conditions without any problems with clogging or shock.