Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR)

MBBRs are commonly used for industrial wastewater pretreatment applications. These systems combine our specialties of wastewater systems, biology, and controls to reduce COD and BOD in your water for safe reuse and disposal.


What is an MBBR?

Moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR) are wastewater treatment systems. These systems use an efficient biological technology to treat various waste streams. MBBRs are suitable for industrial, and municipal wastewater treatment applications. This type of wastewater system removes BOD (biological oxygen demand), COD (chemical oxygen demand), total nitrogen, and phosphorus from our clients' wastewater. Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors are a great system choice as they are effective and profitable.


About MBBR Systems

MBBR systems contain biofilm media carriers that provide a protected surface area for the acclimation of bacteria. The bacteria that grow on the media help break down varying elements of the wastewater. Made of high-density polyethylene, our media carriers have an effective life of over fifteen years. The microorganisms break down the wastewater, leading to a more effective filtration process. These microorganisms are then sloughed off of the media and are discharged with the treated water. MBBR systems are ideal for the pretreatment of wastewater streams that contain different levels of organics.

bioprocessH2O's MBBR wastewater technology provides a cost-effective and easy to operate solution for wastewater issues. Our systems are durable against toxic shock loads, compact, and require minimal maintenance. The systems are custom-built, cost-saving, and environmentally friendly. This leads to safe discharge, or reuse. We build and design for municipal and industrial applications. We also offer top-class biofilm carriers which are perfect for attached growth. Check out our case study library to see how our wastewater treatment plants have helped our clients get the most out of their water!



  • Efficient Reduction of COD (chemical oxygen demand)
  • Efficient Reduction of BOD (biological oxygen demand)
  • Nitrification of Ammonia/Denitrification
  • IFAS (Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge)
  • Single-pass Biofilm treatment process
  • Load Responsive
  • Ideal for High Loads
  • Robust Biofilm Process
  • Resilient to Toxic Shock


  • Cost Effective
  • Compact Footprint
  • Easy to Operate
  • Easily Expandable
  • Reduce Energy Costs
  • Modular Design
  • Minimal Operator Attention
  • Minimal Maintenance
  • Long Life Expectancy of System
  • Long lasting high quality Biofilm Media Carriers


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bioFAS™ MBBR - Three Systems across the USA reducing BOD down to Regulatory Standards. We help our clients save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and keep their wastewater clean.



  bioFAS™ MBBR System effectively removes BOD by >90% and easily meets the discharge permit requirements. The existing DAF was not providing adequate pretreatment prior to discharge to the local municipality. Two of our systems paired with an MBBR fixed the problem.




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