Kubota Membrane USA provides a world-class membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment system based on the innovative Kubota flat sheet membrane. There are over 4,500 installations of the Kubota system worldwide. That unparalleled experience has provided the Kubota Corporation the knowledge to engineer the system to meet nearly any configuration and application.
What is a Membrane Bioreactor?
A membrane bioreactor (MBR) integrates a membrane process, like microfiltration or ultrafiltration, with a biological process, a suspended growth bioreactor.
The membrane is simply a two-dimensional material that serves as a filter, separating the solids on the basis of their size or electrical charge. The bioreactor is a system contained within a vessel that supports a biologically active environment. The biological process first creates the solids, which are then filtered by the membrane resulting in a clarified and disinfected effluent. The membranes can either be submerged within the bioreactor or housed externally to the reactor.
What are the benefits of the Kubota Submerged MBR?
The process is similar to the conventional activated sludge system, but an MBR differs in that it uses a membrane rather than a secondary clarifier or settlement tank for solid separation. The MBR provides a number of advantages relating to process control and product water quality.
Source: THE MBR SITE; http://www.thembrsite.com/about-mbrs/what-are-mbrs/