The Schreiber Continuously Sequencing Reactor, or CSR, is a Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) system contained in a Single Basin. It sequences through the 3 process phases required for BNR – Oxic, Anoxic and Anaerobic – in one basin. The 3 phases do not occur at the same time in the basin. They occur sequentially – one after the other, repetitively, over time. During the Oxic phase, the entire basin is Oxic (i.e. aerobic). When the air is turned off, the entire basin becomes anoxic and then ultimately anaerobic. After the anaerobic phase is completed, the air is turned back on and the cycle repeats –over and over - i.e. a Continuously Sequencing Reactor.
For the CSR, the secret to this “phase sequence-ability” lies in its unique design for complete separation of aeration and mixing. It has a 100% aeration turndown capability! This important feature allows the aeration to be turned completely off while the CSR applies its low energy mixing without aeration. Through the use of Schreiber FlexControls, the CSR process can be advanced to meet the most stringent of requirements for today and the future.