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Containerized Membrane BioReactor Wastewater Treatment System (MBR-C)

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Product Description

MBR-C Process Description

MBR-C is a containerized MBR which utilizes hollow fiber (HF) ultrafiltration (UF) membranes with nominal pore size of 0.04 µm. In a typical MBR-C system, feed water passes through a drum screen to mitigate suspended solids and protect membranes’ surface. Water is then transferred to a bioreactor where microorganisms decompose organic content to mineral constituents of CO2, H2O, and inorganic nitrogen products at ambient temperature. Thereafter, water overflows to membrane tank(s), where UF membranes achieve complete retention of bacterial flocs, suspended solids, small colloids, and viruses.

Submerged HF Membrane Technology

MBR-C utilizes submerged membrane module (SMM) products featuring the best-in-class thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF), innovative modules, and skid designs to provide the most compact, simple, and reliable solution. SMM products are typically implemented in MBR applications treating municipal and industrial wastewaters. They are designed to effectively meet the needs of customers designing a new facility or replacing existing skids of any other manufacturer. 

Containerized Membrane Bioreactor (MBR-C) Process Flow Diagram

membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment system mbr process flow diagram

Advantages of MBR-C

MBR-C provides numerous advantages over all known biological treatment processes presently in use:

   Enhanced Membrane Technology

  • TIPS spinning method → high tensile strength and long lifetime
  • PVDF membrane material → higher chlorine tolerance compared to other membrane materials (e.g., PES)
  • High packing density → fewer skids, smaller footprint, and higher productivity
  • Patented air scouring technologies → low energy consumption
  • Extreme caustic and oxidant tolerance → suitable for challenging applications
  • Dense crystalline and monolithic structure → direct integrity testing capability


  • Integration of bio-treatment and membrane filtration eliminates the need for sedimentation tank and allows for compact design and installation.
  • Minimal pumping requirements reduces equipment and operational costs.
  • Lower sludge production rate, due to higher sludge age (i.e., SRT), compared to conventional activated sludge processes results in savings on disposal expenses.

    Smaller Aeration Tank and Footprint

  • High mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) concentration and volumetric loading rate translate into compact footprint.

   Water of superior quality

  • Membranes are capable of retaining activated sludge at high MLSS concentrations, leading to more effective BOD and nitrogen removal.
  • UF membranes are capable of removing small colloids and viruses in addition to suspended solids and bacterial flocs.

   Ease of operation and maintenance

  • MBR-C can operate largely unattended with the exception of occasional routine performance checks and maintenance of mechanical components.
  • Segregated bioreactor and membrane tanks will allow for easy operation and maintenance.

Typical performance for sewage wastewater applications


Feed Water Quality

Expected Permeate Quality*


6.5-7.5 S.U.

6.5-7.5 S.U.

Alkalinity (as CaCO3)

125 mg/L

≥100 mg/L

Temperature Range





<5 mg/L

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)


< 10 mg/L

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)


<50 mg/L

Ammonium-Nitrogen (NH4)


<2 mg/L

*Values presented here do not represent guarantees.



Module #

Flow Rate

Approximate Population (50 gpd per Capita)


Skid Material

# of Containers



# of Skids

# of Modules








 1 × 20'








1 × 40'








1 × 40'








1 × 40'



Standard Features

  • 40’ and 20’ high cube (HC) containers depending on capacity
  • Insulated container walls
  • Zero water leakage
  • Enhanced container structure
  • Seaworthy container
  • Pre-treatment using drum screen (1.5 mm perforation)
  • Aeration tank with fine bubble diffusers for biomass growth
  • Submerged HF membrane modules equipped with coarse bubble diffusers
  • Built-in membrane cleaning and air scoring system

Operating conditions

  • Electrical supply: 460V/3Ph/60Hz
  • Operating temperature range: 68-86°F (20-30°C)
  • Design temperature: 68°F (20°C)

Available Options

  • Anoxic zone to achieve denitrification (NO3 removal)
  • Additional pre and/or post-treatment processes to meet effluent quality requirements
  • Standby pumps for redundancy
  • Remote monitoring
  • Feed water pump



  • Municipal wastewater Treatment
  • Residential and commercial wastewater treatment (e.g., camps, hospitals, office complexes, golf courses, restaurants, and car washes)
  • Water reclamation (e.g., irrigation of gardens or agricultural fields)
  • Pre-treatment for Reverse Osmosis (RO) system
  • Industrial wastewater treatment



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  1. Great system

    Posted by Shane Z.

    It solved our wastewater treatment problem efficiently. Thanks!

  2. Very supportive

    Posted by Robert W.

    It took us sometime to figure out what system do we need to solve our sewage treatment problem, but Pure Aqua engineers are very helpful and supportive. they made it easy on us. The system is running now for over a month with no issues at all. Thanks!

  3. Competitive price!

    Posted by Mike. O.

    We recommend contacting Pure Aqua if you are still shopping around for the best price...Pure Aqua offers reasonable pricing even with complicated systems like this.

  4. Problem solved!

    Posted by Adofo B.

    Your system solved our water treatment problem here in our city. Thanks!

  5. Very energy efficient system!

    Posted by Ed. T.

    It was hard for us to find a manufacturer that can engineer one like this to run on a solar power. Pure Aqua systems' engineering is very efficient.

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