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Future Perspectives for MBR Applications at the Erftverband

  • C. Brepols
  • K. Drensla
  • A. Janot
  • L. Beyerle
  • H. Schäfer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 4)

Abstract

The river water association Erftverband looks back on two decades of experience in Membrane bioreactor (MBR) operations in the Erft river catchment in Germany. MBR operations have been monitored scientifically during that period and process optimisations have taken place leading to new key figures for MBR operations. Membrane lifetime and energy consumption of the treatment process are cornerstones of MBRs economic feasibility. In both fields the Erftverband has demonstrated that initial expectations are exceeded. With that background Erftverband sees a promising potential for MBR in the future development of wastewater treatment in the Erft river catchment.

Keywords

Membrane bioreactor Energy Micropollutants 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Energy reductions carried out at Nordkanal MBR have been funded by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The pilot study on micropollutant removal at Glessen MBR is funded by Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKULNV). The current refurbishment of Nordkanal MBR is jointly funded by BMUB and MKULNV.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Brepols
    • 1
  • K. Drensla
    • 1
  • A. Janot
    • 1
  • L. Beyerle
    • 1
  • H. Schäfer
    • 1
  1. 1.ErftverbandBergheimGermany

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