Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR)

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors are commonly used for industrial wastewater treatment applications. MBBR's provide pretreatment by utilizing biological treatment methods. These wastewater systems can be integrated with industrial and municipal treatment systems for BOD removal, nitrification, and denitrification.

MBBR systems consist of biofilm media carriers that provide a protected surface area for the acclimation process of bacteria. The carriers are constructed of high-density polyethylene and have an effective life of over fifteen years. The microorganisms are continuously sloughed off of the carriers and discharged with the treated water, making MBBR systems ideal for the pretreatment of wastewater streams that contain organics.

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Our MBBR Technology 

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Industrial Wastewater System



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                                  bioFAS™ B-3500 bioChipMedia              bioFAS™ B-460 Media     


bioFAS™ B-585 Media         bioFAS™ B-700 Media  

Filtration Media

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  • Efficient Reduction of BOD
  • 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

Process Benefits

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


Our bioFAS™ MBBR wastewater technology provides a cost-effective, easy to operate solution that is durable against toxic shock loads, is compact, and requires minimal maintenance. Our wastewater systems are customizable, cost-saving, and environmentally friendly. These factors make our systems perfect for municipal and industrial applications. Check out our case study library to see how our wastewater treatment plants have helped our clients!

Filling MBBR with Media

Past Project: MBBR Removes More Than 90% of the BOD at Food & Beverage Facility



Project: bioFAS™ MBBR System for Potato Production Plant

Industry: Food & Beverage


  • Reduce Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)

Application Parameters:

PPI Design Criteria Table

Problem:  Potato Products of Idaho needed a robust wastewater treatment system to maintain compliance with the new discharge permit regulations. 

Solution:  bioprocessH2O supplied a bioFAS™ MBBR Equipment Package sized and designed for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) removal to offset organic loading to the municipal wastewater treatment plant. 

Status/Results:  The bioFAS™ MBBR Treatment System effectively reduces the BOD concentration to meet the effluent discharge requirements.