Biofilm Enhanced Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors for More Sustainable Domestic Wastewater Treatment
Utilities are seeking options to reduce energy consumption and residuals production in domestic wastewater treatment without compromising effluent quality. Anaerobic treatment produces a renewable energy source and does not require energy intensive aeration. It also produces a fraction of the residuals produced in aerobic treatment, eliminating the need for biosolids stabilization that in turn results in expense savings. Membrane bioreactors (MBR), on the other hand, provide superior effluent quality, playing a crucial role in water reuse. Anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR) combine the benefits of the two treatment technologies. Previous AnMBR designs have faced significant challenges that this web seminar will highlight, including how Water Research Foundation (WRF)-funded projects are helping to address them.