News | July 20, 2015

World Water Works Announces IDEAL MBBR Retrofit Systems

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors can improve many industrial wastewater treatment systems

World Water Works, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment solutions, announces their IDEAL MBBR ‐ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) for upgrading existing industrial wastewater treatment facilities for overloaded, non‐performing, and undersized systems.

The IDEAL MBBR can enhance existing performance and increase capacity of existing treatment plants by being installed in a small footprint reactor(s) upstream of the existing biological system. The IDEAL MBBR acts as a roughing reactor, unloading the existing system by 60 to 80 percent. Sloughing bacteria from the IDEAL MBBR pass on to serve to bioaugment and stabilize the existing system.

In effect, the IDEAL MBBR unloads the organic load on the existing biological process and continuously seeds it with new bacteria. The performance of the existing system accelerates yielding much more consistently and lowers impurity concentrations. More advanced bacterial cultures thrive which digest the solids further resulting in far better performance of the clarifier and an overall reduction of solids generated.

In the IDEAL MBBR, a thin film of bacteria grows on the free‐floating proprietary plastic media. This thin, 50‐300 micron, highly active “biofilm” is much more tolerant of toxic events and other variables as it consumes the organic material in the wastewater. The IDEAL MBBR media is 100 percent recycled providing a model of sustainability.

The plant upgrade can be achieved with no disruption in facility manufacturing or wastewater system performance. World Water Works offers a special PAYS program, which allows this upgrade to be paid overtime. The program also includes the World Water Works world class extended service program and industry leading warranties.

This combination of benefits makes an IDEAL MBBR system low maintenance and nearly worry‐free. Join the many satisfied clients that have already undertaken this upgrade, enhancing performance, reducing upsets, lowering OPEX and achieving more treatment capacity. These IDEAL MBBR systems have been used with great success in the following industries: food and beverage plants, steel mills, oil refineries, petrochemicals, chemical plants, paper mills, and more. Site visits can be arranged.

About World Water Works
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 13 trillion gallons of water, facilitated the reuse of more than 2 trillion gallons and recovered millions of pounds of resources. For more information, visit

Source: World Water Works, Inc.