There is much to do in order to treat the dirty wastewater that takes over so many of our community systems. Whether this is from weather, construction, or from another event, there is much to be done in order to clean water with a number of different systems.
What is a Moving Bed Biological Reactor?
The moving bed biofilm reactor or moving bed biological reactor (MBBR) are types of wastewater treatment process that was first invented in the late 1980s. There are over 700 wastewater treatment systems (both municipal and industrial) installed in over 50 countries. Currently, there are various suppliers of MBBR systems.
What Does the Moving Bed Biological Reactor Do?
The MBBR system consists of an aeration tank similar to an activated sludge tank with special plastic carriers that provide a surface where a biofilm can grow. These contain a material with a density close to the density of water (1 g/cm3). The carriers will be mixed in the tank by the aeration system and thus will have good contact between the substrate in the influent wastewater and the biomass on the carriers. To prevent the plastic carriers from escaping the aeration it is necessary to have a sieve on the outlet of the tank. MBBR systems don’t need a recycling of the sludge, which is the case with activated sludge systems. Some other advantages compared to activated sludge systems are as follows:
- Higher effective sludge retention time (SRT) which is favorable for nitrification
- Responds to load fluctuations without operator intervention
- Lower sludge production
- Less area required
- Resilient to toxic shock
- Process performance independent of secondary clarifier because there is no sludge return line
Other Systems Serve the Same Needs as the Moving Bed Biological Reactor
A number of other systems are able to help with the cleaning of our water from all corners. Many different systems and parts are able to help with the increasingly clean water that helps with the health of all people in many ways. Some of these systems include the following:
There is much more to find in the reparation of dirty water of all densities. Whether it is sludge that needs dewatering or other filtering needed, there is much more to be had. In any case, whether it is a residential or commercial location, clean water is the best thing for all of us to have when keeping a healthy location. Luckily, there is the ability of the moving bed biological reactor and other systems to clean so many of our water systems in all locations.