Aquabio’s AMBR™ system uses high crossflow to achieve high flux rates. Plants are lower in capital cost and extremely compact with very low membrane area and hence reduced membrane replacement costs. The membrane banks are operated automatically on demand to match the plant throughput. When not required, individual membrane banks are automatically shutdown, auto-flushed to remove biomass and await re-start, thus saving energy.
The cross flow ultrafiltration (UF) membranes provide a complete barrier to suspended solids resulting in a high quality, solids free permeate which can either be sent as a low cost discharge to sewer or water course or ideally applied directly to Aquabio’s RO/UV technology to provide potable water re-use.
|Low/medium flow and low/medium strength industrial wastewaters|
|Variable wastewater flows, high peak or seasonal loads, or when electricity costs are moderate to high|
|Secondary wastewater treatment to sewer or surface water|
|Nutrient removal, nitrification and denitrification|
|Combined with Aquabio’s RO/UV water re-use technology for potable/demineralised applications|
|High biomass concentration enables a smaller plant footprint compared with other systems||High flux performance provides low membrane area and hence low CAPEX|
|Deep bioreactor tank provides higher aeration efficiency and lower energy usage for UF membranes||Compact UF membrane skid design|
|Low loading rate providing robust process and low sludge production||Low membrane replacement costs|
|Robust treatment for removing > 99 % COD and BOD||True separation of biological aeration and membrane separation functions|
|‘Out-of-tank’ and low level installation of equipment provides ease and safety of maintenance||Ideal pre-treatment for direct application to Aquabio’s RO/UV water re-use technology|
|Modular design allows for ease of expansion||Advanced pretested, standardised software and control system|
|Can be easily retrofitted to existing systems||Remote access functionality|