Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR)

Optimize Your Industrial Wastewater Treatment with a MBBR: Expertly Designed Solutions for COD and BOD Reduction, Ensuring Safe Water Reuse and Disposal.

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors

How does an MBBR Work? Understanding the Basics

The Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) is a state-of-the-art solution in the field of wastewater treatment. At its core, the MBBR process utilizes the power of microorganisms to effectively treat wastewater. This section delves into the intricacies of how MBBRs function.

1. The Core Components:

Biofilm Carriers: These are small plastic elements that provide a large surface area for microorganisms to grow on.

Aeration System: Essential for supplying oxygen to the biofilm, crucial for the breakdown of pollutants.Mixing Mechanism: Ensures even distribution of wastewater across the carriers.

2. The Process:

Stage 1 – Wastewater Inflow: Wastewater enters the MBBR tank, where it comes into contact with the biofilm carriers.

Stage 2 – Biofilm Activity: Microorganisms in the biofilm start digesting the organic matter, reducing BOD, COD, nitrogen, and phosphorus levels.

Stage 3 – Aeration and Mixing: The aeration system provides oxygen, vital for microorganisms. Simultaneously, mixing mechanisms keep carriers in motion, enhancing the treatment efficiency.Stage 4 – Separation and Discharge: After treatment, the clean water is separated from the carriers and discharged.

3. Advantages of MBBR:

High Efficiency: Remarkable at removing various pollutants

Low Maintenance: The self-regulating biofilm reduces the need for frequent maintenance.

Scalability: Easily adaptable to different sizes and types of wastewater treatment needs.

4. Application in Real World:

Industrial Use: Ideal for industries with varying wastewater compositions. Industries range from landfills, food and beverage, manufacturing, pulp and paper, petrochemical, to mining.

Municipal Applications: A go-to solution for cities needing reliable wastewater management.

5. Opting for MBBR Technology

Choosing an MBBR system means investing in a robust, efficient, and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment process. It's suitable for those seeking a high-performance yet low-maintenance solution.

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

Case Studies

bioprocessH2O's MBBR systems are a cost-effective and easy-to-operate solution for wastewater treatment.

bioprocessH2O's MBBR wastewater technology is ideal for the pretreatment of wastewater streams that contain different levels of organics. Our systems are also suitable for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment applications.

Why Choose bioprocessH2O for MBBRs?

Why Choose bioprocessH2O for MBBRs?

Our systems are durable, compact, and require minimal maintenance. They are also custom-built to meet the specific needs of each client.

bioprocessH2O's MBBR systems use unique biofilm media carriers that provide a protected surface area for the acclimation of bacteria. The bacteria breaks down varying elements of the wastewater, leading to a more effective filtration process. If you are familiar with our MBR systems, the carriers are used instead of the activated sludge process. Due to this and the aeration process these systems use less energy than Membrane Bioreactors, as well. The microorganisms are then sloughed off of the media and are discharged with the treated water.


High Treatment Efficiency

Compact Design

Robust and Resilient

Low Energy Consumption

Simple Operation and Maintenance


Versatility in Applications

Reduced Sludge Production
Rapid Startup

Rapid Startup

Enhanced Biological Treatment

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Additional Benefits

  • High treatment efficiency: Our MBBRs can achieve high levels of BOD, COD, nitrogen, and phosphorus removal, even at high loading rates.
  • Compact footprint: Our MBBRs are more compact than other biological wastewater treatment systems, such as activated sludge systems.
  • Low energy consumption: Our MBBRs require less energy than other biological wastewater treatment systems.
  • Easy operation and maintenance: Our MBBRs are relatively easy to operate and maintain.
  • Custom-built: Our MBBR systems are guaranteed to meet your specifications.
  • Next generation media carriers: We use and supply unique biofilm media carriers for the most effective filtration and lifespan.

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