What does MBBR stand for?
MBBR technology uses bacterial supports, called MBBR media, which are like buildings for bacteria. These “buildings” move through the water to be purified, to bring the greatest number of bacteria into contact with the greatest amount of pollution. This is summed up with the acronym MBBR: “Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor” or in French “réacteur à lit fluidisé”.
How does MBBR work?
Like any other water treatment technology, except that this technology can treat much more pollution in the same volume. Indeed, to treat water, 4 components are needed:
- space for bacteria to grow
- bacteria to “eat” pollution
- air for them to breathe (like us in fact)
- and a method of transport. In purification, it is about agitation.