Developed for wastewater treatment, Airlift MBR applies the proven X-Flow tubular membranes. The membranes are placed in skids outside of the bioreactor, making the process clean and easy to operate. Airlift MBR is suitable for projects with a small to medium sized capacities.
Airlift MBR is now equipped with the Helix technology, which is tested on large scale in a live environment. This brings the following advantages (depending on the feedwater quality):
In a municipal wastewater testcase we had a 17% higher performance, 17% less energy consumption and 17% less footprint.
The need for reusing wastewater, both industrial and municipal, requires top quality membranes which provide directly reuseable water. The ultrafiltration membranes applied can be compared to those used in drinking water plants. Energy consumption is at the level of submerged membrane systems or lower, due to the efficient use of process conditions for flux enhancement.
Another major advantage of the Airlift MBR technology is that the membrane modules are placed outside the bioreactor in a clean and dry setup. The wastewater itself is inside the membranes rather than outside, thus eliminating the problem of maintaining modules submerged in activated sludge. The membranes are easily accessible and cleaned.
For capacities >7,5 MLD the application of our Airlift MBR Megablock can be of interest.