Resources for Planning Sustainable WWTP Expansions or Upgrades with MABR

Find data on how MABR can help you plan a sustainable biological wastewater treatment system including previous examples of applications.


IWT - Off-grid containerized MABR

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client: RedMed Group
  • Location: Algeria
  • Wastewater type: Municipal
  • Existing WWT: None
  • Solution type: Off-grid contene
  • OxyMem MABR: 2-Module Package Plant
  • Data acquisition time: 6 weeks

Sabesp - Lagoon WWTP Upgrade

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client: Sabesp
  • Location: Brazil
  • Wastewater type: Municipal
  • Existing WWT: Lagoon
  • Upgrade type: Stand Alone
  • OxyMem MABR: 3-Module Package Plant
  • Data acquisition time: 200 Days

The World’s First Mini-MABR Install

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client: Wessex Water
  • Location: UK
  • Wastewater type: Municipal
  • Existing WWT: CAS
  • Upgrade type: Drop-In
  • OxyMem MABR: OxyTube MABR

Severn Trent - MABR WWTP Expansion

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client: Severn Trent Water
  • Location: UK
  • Wastewater type: Municipal
  • Existing WWT: CAS
  • Upgrade type: Stand Alone
  • OxyMem MABR: 3-Module Package Plant
  • Data acquisition time: 12 months

Secondary WWTP Upgrade

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client: Suez
  • Location: Spain
  • Wastewater type: Municipal
  • Existing WWT: CAS
  • Upgrade type: Stand Alone
  • OxyMem MABR: 3-Module Package Plant
  • Data acquisition time: 6 months

Arthurstown Landfill - Leachate WWTP

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client:  Arthurstown Landfill
  • Location: Ireland
  • Wastewater type: Leachate
  • Existing WWT: SBR
  • Upgrade type: Stand Alone
  • OxyMem MABR: Package Plant
  • Data acquisition time: 6 months

Enisca - OxyMem Membranes incorporated in BioSettler

Case Study - Project Details:

  • Client: Roughfort WWTP
  • Location: UK
  • Wastewater type: Municipal
  • Existing WWT: CAS
  • Solution type: Off-grid
  • OxyMem MABR: Membranes
  • Data acquisition time: 12 months

Why does the MABR use less energy than bubble diffusion?


Discover why Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactors performs so much better than conventional activated sludge. You will find: 

  • Bubble Aeration Efficiency
  • Membrane Aeration Efficiency
  • How much oxygen can be delivered
  • How oxygen transfer is maintained to prevent the system turning anaerobic

Find out how the OxyMem MABR performs

Data Sheet

Download the data sheet to discover how OxyMem's MABR performs in real world circumstances.

  • Concentration rates
  • Denitrification performance
  • Oxygen Transfer rates
  • Effluent Discharge

Mass transfer in MABR biofilm layers


Discover how our MABR compares to conventional systems when looking at relative concentration to biofilm effects on:

  • Oxygen
  • Ammonia
  • COD
  • NO2 / NO3

How does the 'Airlift' work for mixing?


OxyMem has solved the common headache of mixing in wastewater tanks with its patented 'Airlift' technology that use the changing of liquid densities to circulate the tank and it comes with each Gen 4 module as standard

How OxyMem's MABR Can Transform Your Wastewater Plant


The Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor is a game changer for wastewater treatment. Understand how to apply the MABR to reduce OPEX intensive biological treatment with smarter aeration. You will learn: 

  • The Historical Context
  • Anaerobic Conversion
  • Aerobic Conversion
  • Introduction to MABR
  • The MABR Process
  • Key Benefits of MABR

MABR for Landfill Leachate


Landfill operators are experiencing unprecedented pressure to implement on site treatment for leachate discharge. This is an incredibly challenging influent to manage but the rewards of discharge security and cost saving for an effective process train are very compelling.

IFAS MABR Solutions


As plants move towards the end of their working life it often means wastewater is not being treated to the required discharge levels. These installations are operating well beyond their intended lifespan and beyond their intended capacity. These issues all contribute to an inefficient and unsustainable demand for energy. The MABR can be deployed in a matter of days to supplement the biological treatment capacity of an existing Activated Sludge process and increase the treatment capacity by 50% allowing for either treatment capacity or higher effluent quality.

Mini MABR for testing


OxyTube provides end users with an opportunity to experience advanced Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology first hand, on your own wastewater facility, with minimal investment. The robust, high quality stainless steel tube is 20cm in diameter and just 120cm in length. As a result, it can easily be dropped into a biological tank on your facility.

Wastewater Treatment


Wastewater treatment is a process used to convert wastewater into an effluent (out-flowing of water to a receiving body of water) that can then be returned to the water cycle, with minimal impact on the environment, or can be directly reused. However, a global estimate by UNDP and UN-Habitat is that 90% of all wastewater generated is released into the environment untreated. In many developing countries the bulk of domestic and industrial wastewater is discharged without any treatment or after primary treatment only. .

Who invented MABR?


We continue to be amazed by the number of companies that attempt to take credit for the invention of the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor. You would think that for something that has only recently come to market (2013) that it would be easy to confirm who was responsible, but the reality is the concept has been around for a very long time. This is also one of the reasons that MABR patents are challenging to find as most of them have expired.

Introduction to MABR (Dr. Eoin Syron)


Join Dr. Eoin Syron and delve into the very exciting world of the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor and discover how we are actively disrupting the wastewater treatment market. 

You will learn: 

  • The fundamental aspects of the MABR process and how it can be applied to your challenges

  • The key design considerations of OxyMem MABR

  • Why it's time to re-evaluate your current aeration system

Generation 4 Module (Dr. Barry Heffernan)


Barry Heffernan, the Chief Operating Officer from OxyMem outlines the key advantages arising from OxyMem MABR Generation 4,  our latest innovation.

You will learn:

  • Self contained mixing

  • Higher oxygen transfer rates

  • Optimized membrane volume

  • Simple deployment

What is MABR? Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Explained


The MABR habitat creates an ideal environment to support a very resilient biofilm that can withstand hydraulic shock loads and process upsets. The biofilm absorbs and consumes carbon and nitrogen based pollutants, but unlike conventional fixed film/biofilm systems (MBBR, RBC) it is incredibility energy efficient.

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