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MABR taking Center Stage at WEFTEC 2019

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MABR taking Center Stage at WEFTEC 2019

 

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference took place in Chicago on the 21st -25th September 2019.

It is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

MABR (Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor) technology was well represented at this year's event, with more than a dozen papers being presented by industry leading wastewater experts from across the globe. A full day of dedicated to engineering papers highlights the current trend, where system adoption and success stories are increasing year on year. The technology is quickly becoming an easy, viable solution to today wastewater challenges.  

MABR provides owners and operators of treatment plants with the opportunity to both defer capital projects and simply intensify their existing processes, and offers the smallest footprint, lowest energy sustainable treatment plants when considering new builds. The latest technology offers several advantages over conventional methods of expansion:-

  • Low energy consumption (high efficiency)
  • Less waste sludge produced due to longer sludge age
  • No increase in footprint requirement for existing plant upgrades
  • fast and easy deployment on site, without draining tanks

John Koch

It’s an intensification process, it’s a very simple drop-in solution. It is very energy efficient as far as oxygen delivery and it can be used to implement activated sludge to improve capacity. It also supports ammonia removal -John Koch DuPont

 

 

 

At this year's event more than a dozen technical papers were presented from wastewater process experts such as John Koch, Dupont and Tim Constantine, Jacobs. Below is some of the great MABR content from the event. Please click the links to access abstracts in full

WEFTEC Conference Optimized Substrate Removal and Energy Consumption in Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor with Intelligent Biofilm Thickness Measurement and Control

Author
John Koch, DuPont

Co-Author(s)
Mark Gehring, DuPont Water Solutions
Guillem Gilabert-Oriol, DuPont
Barry Heffernan, OxyMem
Gerard Massons, Dupont
Andras Nemeth, OxyMem
Chengfeng Wang, Dupont

Speaker
John Koch, DuPont

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013471


Going Bubbleless: Design and Start-Up of the Full-Scale MABR Demonstration at the Ejby Mølle WRRF

Author
Tim Constantine, Jacobs

Co-Author(s)
Per Nielsen, VCS Denmark
Julian Sandino, Jacobs Engineering
Nerea Uri Carreño, VCS Denmark
Adrienne Willoughby, Jacobs

Speaker
Tim Constantine, Jacobs

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013128


MABR: A New Choice for Resilient Wastewater Treatment

Author
Andrew Shaw, Black & Veatch

Co-Author(s)
Dylan Christenson, Black & Veatch
Dwight Houweling, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Jeff Peeters, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Lauren Stadler, Lauren Stadler

Speaker
Andrew Shaw, Black & Veatch

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013442


Do You Really Need Five Days for Nutrient Removal? Intensifying BNR Using a MABR

 

Author
Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Black & Veatch

Co-Author(s)
Samik Bagchi, Digested Organics
Daniel Coutts, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Kelly Gordon, Black & Veatch
Dwight Houweling, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Yueyun Tse, Black and Veatch

Speaker
Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Black & Veatch

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013048


Molecular Tools for Optimization of Mainstream Nitrogen Removal with . Anammox-Selecting Membrane Bioreactors

Late Breaking Research Author
Anndee Huff, University of Minnesota

Late Breaking Research Co-Author
Paige Novak, University of Minnesota

Speaker
Anndee Huff, University of Minnesota

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013898


Enhancing Nitrification Fluxes in MABRS: Modeling and Experimental Approaches

Author
Patricia Perez, University of Notre Dame

Co-Author
Robert Nerenberg, University of Notre Dame

Speaker
Patricia Perez, University of Notre Dame

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013579


Coupled Anoxic Suspended Growth and Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Process Options

Author
Glen Daigger, University of Michigan

Co-Author(s)
Xianghao Chen, University of Michigan
Bruce Johnson, Jacobs
Avery Carlson, University of Michigan

Speaker
Glen Daigger, University of Michigan

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19012508


Evaluating the Impact of Biofilm Scouring Intensity and Organic Carbon on Mainstream Nitrite Shunt Process: MABR Pilot Study

Author
Sadaf Mehrabi, Western University

Co-Author(s)
Martha Dagnew, University of Western Ontario
Dwight Houweling, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Speaker
Sadaf Mehrabi, Western University

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013595


Comparative Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Different Degrees of Distribution for Wastewater Treatment Using Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactors

Author
Ronen Shechter, Fluence

Co-Author
Liron Friedman, Fluence

Speaker
Ronen Shechter, Fluence

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19012920


Predation Promotes Biofilm Detachment in Membrane-Aerated Biofilm Reactors

Author
Bumkyu Kim, University of Notre Dame

Co-Author
Robert Nerenberg, University of Notre Dame

Speaker
Bumkyu Kim, University of Notre Dame

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013245


 

505 We Don't Need No Stinking Bubbles! Advancements in MABR Technologies

Vanessa Borkowski, Stantec

Joseph Rohrbacher, Hazen and Sawyer

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=Session&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19012483


 

604 We Don't Need No Stinking Bubbles, Too! Modeling MABR Technologies

Dylan Christenson, Black & Veatch

Yvonne Lefler, MWRD

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=Session&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19012986


535 Mobile Session: FUNdamentals - ABCs of BNR - From Conventional to the Next Frontier

Erika Bailey,City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department

Dylan Christenson,Black & Veatch

Kristen Waksman,Hillsborough County

https://eventpilotadmin.com/web/page.php?page=Session&project=WEFTEC19&id=wef19013536


 

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