With environmental regulators placing ever greater scrutiny upon nutrient control, many wastewater treatment facilities, both new and existing, are having to review additional processes and technologies to achieve effluent compliance. Given that effluent TSS contains both nitrogen and phosphorus, many facilities are turning to MBR technology to add a layer of compliance protection not offered by a traditional secondary clarifier. While many locales are still a few years out from applying more progressive nutrient limits, the Great Lakes watershed is leading the movement with tight nitrogen and phosphorus limits. This case study demonstrates how MBR technology is ideally suited to industrial applications like dairy wastewater, particularly in places with stringent nutrient limits and limited site footprint.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Michael E. Mecredy
- Brown and Caldwell
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Case Study, MBR, Regulatory, Dairy