A review on sewage treatment and polishing using moving bed bioreactor (Mbbr)

Jamal Ali Kawan, Hassimi Abu Hasan, Fatihah Suja`, Othman Jaafar, Rakmi Abd-Rahman

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Abstract

Effluent treatment and polishing using moving bed bioreactors (MBBRs) are advanced technique in biological treatment operations become increasing widely and popular use all over the world to treat various types of effluents with very different operating status. It is a combination of two separate processes suspended and attached growth systems for the treatment in order to minimize the concentrations of the contaminated parameters at the required level for reuse or final destination. The MBBR has been proved to be effective in great removing biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) with nutrients (N and P) from the effluent stream simultaneously. It provides additional capacity of wastewater treatment technology with high treatment efficiency; low capital, operational, maintenance and replacement cost; single reliable and robust operation procedure. This process can be used for new sewage treatment works or for modifying (upgrading) existing wastewater treatment plants as it is efficient, compact and easy to operate. The efficiency of MBBR depends on the filling percent of biofilm carriers to be provided inside the tank, surface area of the biocarrier, diffused aeration supply and the organic loading. The aim of this paper is reviewing the sewage treatment and polishing using moving bed bioreactor MBB technology as an alternative and successful method. It presents the advantages of the MBBR compared to conventional waste water treatment. The review also includes many relevant researches carried out at the laboratory and pilot scales plants that could improve these systems by enhancing performance and reducing costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1098-1120
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume11
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

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Sewage treatment
Bioreactors
Polishing
Wastewater treatment
Effluents
Effluent treatment
Biochemical oxygen demand
Chemical oxygen demand
Biofilms
Water treatment
Nutrients
Costs
Wastewater

Keywords

  • Biofilm carriers
  • Effluent Polishing
  • Moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR)
  • Plastic media
  • Wastewater treatment

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  • Engineering(all)

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A review on sewage treatment and polishing using moving bed bioreactor (Mbbr). / Kawan, Jamal Ali; Abu Hasan, Hassimi; Suja`, Fatihah; Jaafar, Othman; Abd-Rahman, Rakmi.

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