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published on 22 September 2020

The availability of water and the efficient management of resources is becoming more impactful in both the municipal and industrial sectors.

In this field, key technologies and expertise of Alsys are domestic and industrial sewage BioReactor and Membrane.

 

Do you know what the optimal Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids (MLSS) concentration is for your Membrane BioReactor (MBR) system?

How high of a MLSS concentration can you go?

Here is a great article that provides a concise review (7 min read) of MLSS concentration and impacts. https://lnkd.in/e96XZ7T

 

It is a good reminder of key potential impacts:

  • Channel clogging
  • Sludge volume
  • Foulant concentration as related to solids
  • Oxygen Transfer efficiency and resulting aeration energy
  • On-site sludge processing ability vs. haul away

 

What is really interesting is the relation drawn to membrane thickeners and its operating characteristics, particularly shear rate from air scour versus sludge viscosity, that leave you wondering what the ceiling on MLSS concentration is.

If you want to know more about MBR systems and different membranes or feel you have a potential MBR application, please contact us to speak to one of our specialists.