Specific energy consumption of membrane bioreactor (MBR) for sewage treatment.

  title={Specific energy consumption of membrane bioreactor (MBR) for sewage treatment.},
  author={Pawel Krzeminski and Jaap H. J. M. van der Graaf and Jules B van Lier},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={65 2},
This paper provides an overview of current electric energy consumption of full-scale municipal MBR installations based on literature review and case studies. Energy requirements of several MBRs were linked to operational parameters and reactor performance. Total and specific energy consumption data were analysed on a long-term basis with special attention given to treated flow, design capacity, membrane area and effluent quality. The specific energy consumption of an MBR system is dependent on… CONTINUE READING