Processing Magazine

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors

February 27, 2014

World Water Works IDEAL MBBR Moving Bed Biofilm ReactorsWorld Water Works, Inc.'s IDEAL MBBR™ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBRs) are for upgrading existing industrial wastewater treatment facilities with overloaded, non-performing and/or undersized systems. The IDEAL MBBR™ can enhance existing performance and increase capacity of existing treatment plants by being installed in a small footprint reactor(s) upstream of the existing biological system. The IDEAL MBBR™ acts as a roughing reactor, unloading the existing system by 60-80%.  Sloughing bacteria from the IDEAL MBBR™ pass onto serve to bioaugment and stabilize the existing system. So, in effect the IDEAL MBBR™ unloads the organic load on the existing biological process and continuously seeds it with new bacteria. The performance of the existing system accelerates yielding much more consistent and lower impurity concentrations. More advanced bacterial cultures digest the solids further resulting in far better performance of the clarifier and an overall reduction of solids generated.