Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2016, Volume 19, Issue 2

Membrane Bioreactor (MR) Technology- A New and Effective Treatment of Wastewater

Ramona Ionela Zgavarogea 1 , Cristina Covaliu 2 , Violeta Niculescu 1* , Marius Miricioiu 1 , Nadia Paun 1 , Andreea Iordache 1 , Marin Neacşa 3

1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Biotechnical Systems Engineering, 313 Splaiul Independentei, sector 6, Bucuresti, postal code 060042, D 103 Building
3 Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, 313 Splaiul Independentei, sector 6, postal code 060042, CD 003 Building, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author: Violeta Niculescu, E-mail:

Published: October 2016


Due to the decrease of fresh water resources, water recovery, reuse, and recycling have gained more interest, requiring an extension of conventional wastewater treatment technologies. This study aims to outline the membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology for wastewater treatment and, also, its advantages and disadvantages over conventional suspended growth-based biotreatment. There are presented key process design and operating parameters, highlighting their significance. Although this technology penetrated on the market, there still is a lack of understanding of the key process constraints, including membrane channel clogging or membrane cleaning.


Environment, membrane bioreactors (MBR), wastewater treatment.

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