Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) systems offer several operational and economic advantages compared to conventional wastewater treatment plants. By incorporating flat sheet/hollo fiber membrane technology, McEnvirotech's MBR eliminate the need for secondary clarifiers and tertiary treatment. This allows for increased performance with a smaller footprint.
McE's Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) process is a combination of biological wastewater treatment and membrane filtration. Biodegradable pollution is reduced using bacteria and microorganisms. Following biological treatment, the activated-sludge is separated from the treated water by a microfiltration membrane.
The MBR process involves a suspended growth activated sludge system that incorporates microporous flat sheet/hollo fiber membranes in modules for solid/liquid separation. The flat sheet/hollo fiber membranes are mounted vertically in modules and are submerged into the activated sludge tank. Vacuum is applied to the permeate manifold and this draws water from the reactor-side to the inside of the flat sheet/hollo fiber membranes and out of the system. The MBR process eliminates the need for secondary clarifiers.