Dialing in a Membrane Bioreactor for Nutrient Removal

Held Mar. 20 2020

The Butte wastewater treatment plant was upgraded in 2017 with advanced nutrient removal capabilities. Their plant uses a membrane bioreactor (MBR) with chemical addition to achieve very low effluent nutrient concentrations. This webinar presented results for optimizing nutrient removal, examining effectiveness of biological treatment alone and in combination with chemical addition. The MBR’s capabilities for metals removal was also discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about biological nutrient removal.
  • Understand how to achieve advanced nutrient removal with chemical addition.
  • Learn how to optimize biological processes and chemical addition for nutrient removal.
  • Examine the effectiveness for metals removal by an activated sludge process followed by ultrafiltration.