News | November 7, 2013

World Water Works Announces IDEAL Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors

MBBR 3-D Graphic Layout

IDEAL MBBR Systems offer many advantages for municipal facilities

World Water Works, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment solutions, announces their IDEAL Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBRs) for BOD removal, nitrification, and denitrification at municipal treatment plants. This state-of-the-art wastewater solution provides numerous benefits over traditional activated sludge treatmentand, in addition, World Water Works’ MBBR systems are lower cost than Membrane Bio Reactors (MBRs) while still providing high quality purification. Thus, MBBR systems have become the preferred treatment option for many wastewater flows.

The Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor is atank, or series of tanks as required for a plant’s specific needs, with free-floating plastic media on which a thin specialized biofilm grows. This thin, 50-300 micron, highly active “biofilm” performs the treatment – consuming organic materials or converting ammonia to nitrate or nitrate to nitrogen gas. The large surface area of the biofilm makes the processes very efficient, and the system design requires no complicated sludge recycling.

In addition, World Water Works’ reactors are compact -- reducing the required facility footprint to abouttwenty percent of what is required for a traditional activated sludge process; are flexible-- providing BOD removal, nitrification, or denitrification; and, most importantly, are very robust. World Water Works’ expertise in controls, combined with the MBBR’s design allows the system to handle variable wastewater conditions and to provide consistent results.

This combination of benefits makes an MBBR system low maintenance and nearly worry-free. Existing municipal plants can be easily upgraded to include a new reactor, and new MBBR reactors can also be easily upgraded to handle higher loads at little costvs having to build new basins and infrastructure. Many proven World Water Works installations are already functioning for municipal facilities around the globe.

About World Water Works, Inc.
World Water Works is a leading manufacturer of specialized process and wastewater treatment technologies. With a focus on cost effective performance, flexibility, and durability, the company works alongside clients to create the most appropriate treatment solutions. Since its founding in 1998, the company’s technology has cleaned more than 12 trillion gallons of water, facilitated the reuse of more than 1.8 trillion gallons and recovered millions of pounds of resources. For more information, visit

SOURCE: World Water Works, Inc.

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