Membrane Biofilm Reactor

Dorr-Oliver Inc.

Membrane Biofilm Reactors (MBR) are wastewater treatment systems which combine the membrane process of microfiltration with biological activated sludge process.

Product description Brand name and product description

Membrane Biofilm Reactors (MBR) are wastewater treatment systems that combine a semi-permeable membrane with biological treatment processes. The membrane enables microfiltration while a suspended growth bioreactor enables biological decomposition. This type of wastewater treatment is commonly used by municipalities and industrial treatment.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The MBR has been implemented by Weise Water GmbHFluenceMartin Membrane SystemsTriqua International bv and Ovivo.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The costs of MBR are dependant on the size of the system.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor and Sequence Batch Reactor.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Municipalities, local governments, industries that produce contaminated wastewater

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