BOD, TSS, & TKN Levels Reduced for Water Reuse & to Meet Discharge Requirements 

Tim Burns February 02 , 2018

Have you ever crossed the boarder of United States and Mexico on Interstate 5? Well if you have, do you know that there is a bioprocessH2O wastewater treatment system located underground at the United States Land Port Entry? 

bioprocessH2O installed a wastewater treatment plant to reduce the BOD, TSS, & TKN in the wastewater for water reuse and to meet effluent discharge requirements.

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Problem:  The United States Land Port Entry was experiencing high concentrations of BOD, TSS, and TKN in the wastewater. The effluent discharge generated by the wastewater were not meeting the requirements from the permits. 

Solution: bioprocessH2O installed a bioPULSE™ Airlift Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) biological wastewater treatment system. The MBR consists of an activated sludge process and an external membrane filtration system. These systems together provide many advantages for the plant including ease of operation and high performance as well as meeting the effluent discharge requirements set forth by the Title 22 Standards. 

Status/Results: bioprocessH2O's bioPULSE™ Airlift MBR System lowers the BOD, TSS, and TKN levels to meet the effluent discharge requirements. Additionally, the treated wastewater is reused for flush water, watering plants, and truck washing at the facilities. 

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bioPULSE™ Airlift MBR System Process Benefits


Fully automated

Minimal maintenance

Easy to operate

Compact footprint


Water Reuse


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