Synopses & Reviews
A Membrane BioReactor (MBR) is the combination of a membrane process (e.g. microfiltration/ ultrafiltration) with a suspended growth bioreactor. When used with domestic wastewater, MBR processes can produce effluent of high enough quality to be discharged to waterways, or to be reclaimed for urban irrigation. Other advantages of MBRs over conventional processes include small footprint, easy retrofit and upgrade of old wastewater treatment plants.
The MBR Book covers all important aspects of Membrane BioReactors in water and waste water treatment, from the fundamentals of the processes via design principles to MBR technologies. Industrial case studies help interpret actual results and give pointers for best practice. Useful appendices provide data on commercial membranes and international membrane organizations.
The MBR book enables readers to:
- Understand the fundamental processes involved in membrane and biotreatment technologies
- Compare and contrast design options and work through sample calculations
- Review commercial MBR systems in terms of specific applications
- Learn from case studies involving domestic and industrial effluent treatment and recycling
- Analyze process design, operation, performance and maintenance to draw conclusions appropriate to their requirements
New to the second edition:
45% more content than the first edition.
Membrane Bioreactors are a major growth area in the water and waste water treatment industriesInternationally-known author, one of the leading senior experts in MBR researchPrinciples and practice, backed by industrial case studies
- Over 120 contributors from the academic research and municipal/industrial practitioner communities.
- Review of MBR status in ten countries.
- Expanded section on anaerobic MBRs, micropollutant fate and hybrid systems.
- Simplified design methodology, with biokinetics for dynamic modelling and cost benefit analysis.
- Expanded operation and maintenance section, informed by expert panel of practitioners offering more than 40 years combined experience.
- Over 40 MBR membrane products described, with most of the technical specifications provided.
- Over 50 case studies provided, including key design, performance, and operation and maintenance data in almost all cases.
About the Author
Professor Simon Judd has been a member of staff at Cranfield since August 1992, and has managed and/or procured most of the biomass separation MBR programmes conducted within the Centre since that time. He has been principal or co-investigator on three major UK research council-sponsored programmes dedicated to MBRs with respect to in-building water recycling, sewage treatment and contaminated groundwaters/landfill leachate, as well as two EU-sponsored MBR programmes (EUROMBRA and MBRTRAIN). He has also managed projects in membranes for potable and industrial water treatment, as well as in water recycling. As well as publishing extensively in the research literature, Simon has co-authored three textbooks in membrane and MBR technology. Invited presentations at international membrane conferences have included five keynote papers. He has also provided consultancy to clients based in Denmark, Finland, Japan, Korea, North America, Switzerland and the UK, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Research Coordinator and Professor of Membrane Technology, Cranfield University, UK
Table of Contents
Introduction; Fundamentals; Design, Operation and Maintenance; Commercial Technologies; Case Studies; Appendices: Conversions; MBR biotreatment base parameter values; Membrane products;