BioSphere® MBBR / IFAS Biological Treatment System

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MBBR is a proven fixed-film technology, ideal for industrial applications and a complimentary biological process with other treatment technologies such as Dissolved Air Flotation solutions

  • Cost effective – Design and implementation efficiencies ensure lower capital and operation costs than conventional alternatives.
  • Reduced maintenance – Elimination of plugging
  • Nitrogen removal without increased hydraulic retention time
  • Fixed-film biomass is attached to carriers designed to remain in the aeration basin even under hydraulic upset conditions. Due to biofilm layers on the media, toxic upsets typically do not affect all active biomass and recovery is much quicker than with suspended growth systems.
  • Expandable - Simple media addition allows for easy plant expansion to accommodate population growth or other needs for capacity.
  • Reliable media retention - Efficient use of non-clogging wedge wire screens ensures reliable retention of the biomass carriers in the bioreactor
  • Durable - Heavy duty carriers can exceed 20-year life expectancy, even under intense bioreactor mixing conditions.
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MBBR is a proven fixed-film technology, ideal for industrial applications and a complimentary biological process with other treatment technologies such as Dissolved Air Flotation solutions

  • Cost effective – Design and implementation efficiencies ensure lower capital and operation costs than conventional alternatives.
  • Reduced maintenance – Elimination of plugging
  • Nitrogen removal without increased hydraulic retention time
  • Fixed-film biomass is attached to carriers designed to remain in the aeration basin even under hydraulic upset conditions. Due to biofilm layers on the media, toxic upsets typically do not affect all active biomass and recovery is much quicker than with suspended growth systems.
  • Expandable - Simple media addition allows for easy plant expansion to accommodate population growth or other needs for capacity.
  • Reliable media retention - Efficient use of non-clogging wedge wire screens ensures reliable retention of the biomass carriers in the bioreactor
  • Durable - Heavy duty carriers can exceed 20-year life expectancy, even under intense bioreactor mixing conditions.
Discontinued product
BioSphere® MBBR / IFAS Biological Treatment System

Description

The BioSphere®​ system incorporates a biomass carrier into a moving bed fixed-film process that provides a protected, extremely high surface area environment for biofilm growth. The system increases capacity by 200% or more and ensures compliance with ever-tightening permit limits—all within the existing plant footprint.

The BioSphere system can be used as an IFAS system or as a MBBR system. It provides complete bioreactor mixing with enhanced oxygen transfer capabilities.

Features

Features

  • Small footprint – The system can successfully achieve BOD to < 5.0 mg/L, and enhanced nutrient removal performance, including total nitrogen (TN) < 3 mg/L without adding tanks to an existing plant. The high-rate treatment allows for a smaller footprint than conventional processes.
  • Flexible design - The treatment system integrates into most activated sludge bioreactors. It can also be applied as a roughing filter for pretreatment or as a post-treatment polishing bioreactor.
  • Expandable - Simple media additionally allows for easy plant expansion to accommodate population growth or other needs for capacity.
    Stable operation - Toxic upsets and hydraulic "wash out" events do not affect the entire microbial population in the biofilm, ensuring smooth, and rapid system recovery.
  • Intensive and low-temperature nitrification - A separate microbial population held on the biomass carriers enables quantitative nitrification even at a low sludge age. An autotroph-rich biofilm allows stable nitrification, even at low temperatures.

Applications

  • The BioSphere® MBBR biological System is ideal for plant upgrades, retrofits, or to supplement other wastewater treatment processes in industrial wastewater treatment applications. The flexibility and efficiency of the system also makes it a cost-effective solution to complement other treatment technologies such as Dissolved Air Flotation systems.
  • The BioSphere System in an IFAS configuration combines biofilm and activated sludge systems for retrofitting existing plants for biological (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) removal.
  • Ideal for increasing plant capacity and improving effluent quality
    Used to upgrade existing lagoon systems
  • Provides BOD removal with a very short hydraulic retention time (HRT)
    Can be applied as a roughing filter for pretreatment or as a post-treatment polishing bioreactor

Specs

Aerobic Treatment System Type
  • Fixed Film, Separation/Clarification