Utilizing MBRs in Potable Reuse – Best Practices

Utilizing MBRs in Potable Reuse – Best Practices

on-demand webinar recorded March 2023
Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) have been used since the early 2000s in North America as a conventional wastewater treatment process that combines the benefits of a secondary clarifier and a tertiary filter. More recently, MBRs have been considered for potable reuse schemes in place of a conventional secondary clarifier followed by a UF membrane system because of their advantages in footprint and efficiency. When an MBR is implemented for potable reuse, special considerations for design and operation need to be considered.

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At the conclusion of this course, the learners will be able to …

  • Understand what the advantages of MBRs are in a potable reuse train.
  • Understand how MBRs are incorporated into potable reuse schemes.
  • Understand the different regulatory frameworks under consideration for assigning Log Removal Values (LRVs) to MBR systems.
  • Understand the design considerations that need to be taken into account when designing an MBR for a potable reuse train.
  • Understand the operational concerns that need to be addressed when using MBRs for potable reuse. 

 Anthony Zamarro has worked in membrane technologies and treatment systems for more than 20 years with a focus on membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems. He has extensive experience in system design, value engineering, system startup, and process troubleshooting. He has also been involved in the application of MBR systems for advanced treatment trains, including indirect and direct potable reuse (IPR/DPR) applications.

Greg Wetterau is a senior environmental engineer who has been involved in the piloting, design and facility start-up for more than 60 membrane treatment facilities around the world, with over two decades of experience at the firm. His expertise in process and system design for desalination and advanced wastewater treatment has helped clients like the Water Replenishment District of Southern California expand and upgrade their potable reuse facility, all while complying with evolving state regulations.