Principles of Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatmentdescribes the state-of-the-art of MBR technology, principles of MBR and design and operation of plants.

Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology is a wastewater treatment method combining biological pollutant treatment with physical membrane separation. It has gained increasing commercial significance over the last decade, with applications in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.

Principles of Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment

  • Is a practical handbook for Membrane Bioreactor design and operation
  • Provides an understanding of how membrane fouling and channel cleaning can impact plant operation and how to optimize operating parameter values.
  • Facilitates step-by-step learning by users with numerous case studies, worked examples and problems.

MBR technology is mostly taught as part of Biological Wastewater Treatment and Membrane Technology courses for senior undergraduates or graduates. This book can be used on these courses and also as a useful handbook for designers and operators.

This title is co-published with CRC Press


Table of Contents

Overview of Membrane Bioreactor Technology. Advent of MBR technology. Features of MBR. Application of MBR. State-of-the-art of MBR technology. Market potential. Problems. Biological Wastewater Treatment. Wastewater microbiology. Microbial stoichiometry. Microbial kinetics. Activated sludge. Wastewater treatment processes. Problems. Membranes, Modules, and Cassettes. Membrane separation theories. Membrane materials. Membrane modules. Membrane cassettes. Problems. Membrane Fouling. Fouling phenomena. Types of foulants. Factors affecting membrane fouling. Effects of membrane fouling. Fouling control. Problems. MBR operation. Operation parameters. TMP control. Aeration for bio-treatment and membrane aeration. Membrane cleaning: physical cleaning, chemical cleaning. Biological treatment. Operational cost. Problems. MBR design. Process configurations. Design parameters: pretreatment, organic loading, F/M ratio, HRT, SRT. Bioreactor design: reactor size, tank geometry, aeration amount. Membrane system design: number of modules, cleaning, operating flux. Problems. Case Studies. Commercial MBR modules. Case studies for municipal wastewater treatment. Case studies for industrial wastewater treatment


Hee-Deung Park

In-Soung Chang

Kwang-Jin Lee

The latest from @IWApublishing

Most Read in Water Reuse! "Treatment of Landfill Leachate with Different Techniques: an Overview" Open Access, an… 10 hours 43 min ago
RT : 📣CALL FOR PAPERS📣 New Special Issue in Water Science & Technology on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment Co… 10 hours 52 min ago
📣Call For Papers — Deadline Extended📣 New Special Issue in the Journal of Water & Health on Wastewater-Based Epide… 2 days 7 hours ago