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MBBR / IFAS WASTEWATER TREATMENT

MBBR / IFAS WASTEWATER TREATMENT

How Does It Work?


Headworks BIO Incs ActiveCell Media Retention Screen Aeration Grid
process is a highly effective Stainless steel wedge A stainless steel coarse bubble
fixed film wastewater treatment wire screens retain the aeration system is employed to
process (MBBR/IFAS) that is cultivated biofilm / media mix the suspended media evenly
in a process-designated throughout the reactor while providing
designed for municipal and
reactor while allowing the mixing energy required to slough
industrial wastewater treatment
the treated wastewater old biofilm from the internal surface
applications that need to and sloughed biofilm to area of the media and maintain the
consistently meet stringent BNR flow through to the next dissolved oxygen required to support
discharge requirements. treatment phase. the biological treatment process.

The ActiveCell process offers ActiveCell Media


many advantages and can Media provides two
be applied to meet effluent important functions: The
discharge levels for: protected internal surface
area allows biofilm to attach
BOD / COD Reduction while supporting either the
Nitrification heterotroph / autotroph
bacteria. Second, the
Total Nitrogen Removal millions of pieces of media
Phosphorus Removal act as a shearing device
on the course air bubble to
maximize oxygen transfer.
Where Have We Done It?
Municipal
Industrial
Marine
Food & Beverage
Pulp & Paper

With Headworks BIO, you


get more than just plastic:
15+ Years of R&D
Installations Operating
Successfully Since 1999
100+ Years of Experience In-House
Customizable Solutions
Superior Media Design
ActiveCell Advantage
With a variety of surface areas available, ActiveCell media offers
the ultimate flexibility for application customization and effluent
quality control.

AC450 AC515 AC920

Virgin Polyethylene media is a necessary component of any moving


bed biofilm reactor, but extensive knowledge and understanding of ActiveCell Advantages
microbiology, engineering, and process design is the key to make
any MBBR/IFAS installation a success. Single-pass biological
process (MBBR)
Plastic profiles are easy to produce, but process knowledge makes Operator friendly
it work. Partner with the process experts at Headworks BIO Inc. Small footprint
Low lifecycle
treatment costs
Expandable
Double Capacity & Improve Performance in the Same Footprint
The ActiveCell process is customizable, making it an ideal solution for
new plants or the retrofit of existing facilities. Below is an example of
how an existing 2.64 MGD BOD treatment facility can be retrofitted If your facility has
to meet <_ 2 mg/l ammonia nitrogen within the same footprint while operational challenges,
increasing the treatment capacity to 3.96 MGD. the ActiveCell fixed-film
process is for you!
EXISTING ACTIVATED SLUDGE PLANT
2.64 MGD
10,000 M3/DAY
BOD<_ 20 mg/l
TSS<20 mg/l
52,800 GALLONS
200 M3

6 MGD / 23,000 m3/day


AERATION BASIN CLARIFICATION Install date: 2003
HRT = 4.8 HOURS | MLSS = 2,000 - 2,500 mg/l
Since commencing operation
eight years ago, our MBBR
ACTIVATED SLUDGE PLANT CONVERTED TO IFAS [ActiveCell Process] has
3.96 MGD proven to require minimal
15,500 M3/DAY BOD<_ 10 mg/l
TSS<20 mg/l
operator attention and
NH3-N <
_ 2 mg/l
effectively nitrifies and adapts
to fluctuations in loading.

- Andy Bradshaw
BOD OXIDATION NITRIFICATION CLARIFICATION Utilities Engineer for
HRT = 3.2 HOURS | MLSS EQUIVALENT = 8,000 mg/l the City of Moorhead
Treatment Comparisons for
Municipal Wastewater
Treatment Comparisons Chart
Effluent < 10 mg TN/L 5000
Effluent < 10 mg TN/L
120

4500
Defined Design Conditions: 11.4 MGD or 100

Investment Costs, Relative to MBR, %


4000
43,000 m3/day wet weather design flow,
3500
80
15 C design temperature

Footprint, m2
3000

2500 60

2000
40
1500

1000
20
Note: Calculations of the footprint for each process 500

combination does not include pre-treatment, nor does 0 0


MBBR MBBR IFAS Activated MBR
it include any kind of sludge handling facilities. The Pre-DN Combined DN Sludge
footprints shown only include the area occupied by
different process reactors and tanks, and it is assumed Footprint, m2 Investment Costs, Relative to MBR, %

that these reactors and tanks are rectangular and that


they share walls whenever possible.

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