Packaged Wastewater Systems

  • RBC
  • MABR
  • MBE

PlanetTeck's RBC

Emefcy's Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR)

Ideal for samll wastewater treatment plants, the Emefcy MABR is a spirally-wound sleeve with an internal air-side spacer, through which low pressure air is blown, and an external water side spacer between wraps of the spiral. The spiral is submerged in a tank to which wastewater is fed continuously and effluent is discharged by overflow. This solution saves energy by eliminating the need to blow compressed air into the depth of the water for aeration, through the implementation of Emefcy's patented passive aeration process. This leads to 90% less aeration energy than conventional system. Furthermore, the biofilm created on the surface of the membrane allows for simultaneous nitrification and de-nitrification.

World Water WorksWorld Water Works' BIOCOS

The BIOCOS® (Biological Combined System) process represents a cyclic activated sludge system that has been developed at the University of Innsbruck (Prof. Ingerle) throughout the last 15 years. The BIOCOS® main focus is to improve the conventional activated sludge process and the Sequestered Batch Reactor process in a continuousprocess that has two alternating sludge recycling and settling tanks without the need for any electro-mechanical equipment.

World Water WorksWorld Water Works' MBBR-DAF

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor technology

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) processes improve reliability, simplify operation, and require less space than traditional wastewater treatment systems.

MBBR technology employs thousands of polyethylene biofilm carriers operating in mixed motion within an aerated wastewater treatment basin. Each individual biocarrier increases productivity through providing protected surface area to support the growth of heterotrophic and autotrophic bacteria within its cells. It is this high-density population of bacteria that achieves high-rate biodegradation within the system, while also offering process reliability and ease of operation.

This technology provides cost-effective treatment with minimal maintenance since MBBR processes self-maintain an optimum level of productive biofilm. Additionally, the biofilm attached to the mobile biocarriers within the system automatically responds to load fluctuations.

Process BenefitsMedia

Compact Design 
A fraction of the size of conventional systems

Capacity can be easily upgraded by simply increasing the fill fraction of biofilm carriers

Single Pass Process
No return activated sludge stream required

Load Responsive
Actively sloughed biofilm automatically responds to load fluctuations 
Minimal Maintenance
No F/M ratios or MLSS levels to maintain

MBBR processes are an excellent solution for common wastewater applications including:

  • BOD Reduction
  • Nitrification
  • Total Nitrogen Removal


Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor systems deliver a flexible, cost-effective, and easy-to-operate means to address current wastewater requirements and the expandability to meet future loads or more stringent discharge requirements within a compact design.

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Newterra's MicroClear MBE