Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR)

A Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) is a wastewater treatment process that utilizes the principles of both biological treatment and attached growth systems. It is a type of activated sludge process where microorganisms grow on suspended plastic biofilm carriers that move freely within the reactor.

  • Compact units with small size
  • Increased treatment capacity
  • Complete solids removal
  • High Surface Area
  • Enhanced process stability
  • Compatibility with Microbial Growth
  • Suitable for various wastewater applications


MBBRs are widely used in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants as they offer an efficient and cost-effective solution for biological treatment. The specific design and operational parameters of an MBBR system can vary based on factors such as the type of wastewater, treatment goals, and the scale of the facility.

Key Advantages of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors

Advantages of MBBR technology include its compact design, high treatment efficiency, and flexibility in handling variations in wastewater characteristics. It is commonly used in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants.

High Treatment Efficiency: MBBRs are known for their high treatment efficiency in removing organic pollutants from wastewater.

Flexibility: MBBR systems are flexible and can be easily adapted or expanded to meet changing treatment requirements.

Compact Design: MBBRs generally have a smaller footprint compared to other wastewater treatment systems, making them suitable for areas with limited space.

Resilience to Shock Loads: The biofilm carriers provide a protective environment for microorganisms, making the system more resilient to changes in influent conditions or shock loads.

Premium Quality: Our MBBR media is crafted from high-grade materials, ensuring durability and long-lasting performance in the demanding conditions of wastewater treatment. We prioritize quality to guarantee that our clients receive a product that exceeds industry standards.

Environmental Responsibility: Our commitment to environmental sustainability is reflected in our products. Our MBBR media supports eco-friendly wastewater treatment processes, contributing to the preservation of natural resources and the protection of aquatic ecosystems.

How MBBR Media Works in Wastewater Treatment System

Biofilm Formation:

The MBBR system consists of aeration tanks or basins where plastic media carriers are placed. These media carriers have a large surface area and are designed to move freely within the reactor.

Microorganisms, such as bacteria, naturally attach themselves to the surface of these media carriers and form a biofilm. The biofilm is a slimy layer of microorganisms that creates an environment conducive to the biological treatment of wastewater.

Biological Treatment:

The microorganisms in the biofilm consume organic pollutants present in the wastewater as their food source. This biological treatment process results in the conversion of complex organic compounds into simpler, less harmful substances.

The MBBR system is effective in removing pollutants such as organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus from wastewater.

Effluent Clarification:

After the wastewater has passed through the MBBR process, the treated effluent typically undergoes a clarification step to separate the suspended solids and biomass from the water.

The clarified water is then discharged or subjected to further treatment processes depending on the specific requirements.

Introducing our cutting-edge MBBR Media is the heart of efficient wastewater treatment! Our MBBR media sets the standard for advanced biological treatment processes, offering a revolutionary solution for municipalities and industries seeking highly effective and space-efficient wastewater treatment systems.

Contact us for MBBR media requirements in UAE and take the first step toward a more efficient, sustainable, and environmentally responsible wastewater treatment solution. WaterBerry’s Your Partner in Wastewater Excellence in Dubai!


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