The MBR process is the most advanced waste water treatment process currently available. The submerged BIO-CEL® membrane modules replace space-intensive secondary clarifiers and safely separate the purified waste water from the biomass. MBR systems offer many advantages over conventional systems, namely the excellent effluent quality and minimal footprint.
Besides the process-integrated aeration (cross-flow along the membranes) and periodic back flushing/relaxation phases, regular chemical cleaning may also be used to reduce the fouling layer. The chemicals effectively clean the membrane surface, thereby restoring its original permeability and enabling stable and reliable process operation.