Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR)

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Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR)


Classic waste water treatment systems rely on sedimentation as a technique to separate biological sludge from the treated waste water. Fluctuations in flow or disturbances in the biology may cause sludge release with the effluent, causing severe impact on the final effluent quality.

Novotec’s MBR reactor solve this problem. By installing membrane-units who filter the water/sludge mixture on molecular level. The membranes allow water to pass, but withhold larger molecules such as sludge particles or suspended solids. As these substances simply can’t pass the membrane, the effluent quality is guaranteed at any time.

New waste water treatment systems can be engineered using this technique, allowing them to run at far higher sludge concentration. This way, the size of the needed biological reactor can be reduced significantly. The result is a high performance, compact treatment system.

Existing biological treatment plants can be fitted with an additional membrane reactor to solve sludge release problems, ensure a higher effluent quality or run reactors at a higher sludge concentration.      


  • High effluent quality
  • High operational reliability
  • Allows biological reactors to run at higher sludge concentration
  • Reduced surface requirement
  • ….


Biological waste water treatment

Industrial applications: Food & Beverage, Chemical, Textile, Slaughterhouses, Fish and Meat, Dairy, Vegetable industry, Recycling industry, Tank cleaning, Municipal waste water treatment, …