MBBR Wastewater Treatment System

53 Ft, Dual Clarifier MBBR

Industry Applications

MBBR systems are the preferred solution for removal of biological, chemical and physical contaminants from industrial or municipal wastewater. A typical MBBR system can treat large volumes of industrial wastewater using a relatively small footprint (as compared to competing technologies).


  • Oil & Gas
  • Dairy
  • Food & Beverage
  • Bakeries

Pollutant Removal

  • BOD, COD Removal
  • Nitrification
  • Ammonia Removal
  • Total Nitrogen Removal

Typical Expected Removal Rates

Pollutant Removal Rate Typical Municipal Discharge Limits
TSS 80% Lower than permissible limit
TDS 60% Lower than permissible limit
COD 80% Lower than permissible limit
BOD 90% Lower than permissible limit
FOG (Oil & Grease) 90% Lower than permissible limit
NO3-N 85%  
PO4- 90%  

MBBR Advantages

MBBR systems possess distinct advantages over traditional activated sludge systems including:

  • Smaller footprint required (due to larger surface area provided by biofilm media)
  • Higher effective sludge retention time (SRT) which is favorable for nitrification
  • Lower sludge production
  • Bakeries improved settling characteristics
  • Operation at higher suspended biomass
  • Ability to respond to load fluctuations
  • Simple operation and maintenance
  • Durable and stable
  • No need for periodic backwashing
  • Easily expanded as requirements change