Title: MBBR Wastewater Treatment Basin Sizing and Aeration Calculations
Contributor: Harlan Bengtson, Ph.D., P.E. , Former Dean of Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Published Date: May/2018
Content Type: Spreadsheet
The moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) process is attractive for wastewater treatment because of its small footprint and simplicity of operation in comparison with conventional activated sludge or other attached growth processes.
This workbook includes worksheets for three MBBR configurations/functions:
1) single stage BOD removal
2) two stage BOD removal
3) single stage nitrification
Each of these worksheets calculates the required tank volume and oxygen/air/blower requirements for a coarse bubble aeration system based on user input values for wastewater characteristics, carrier characteristics, and aeration system characteristics.