CST Wastewater Solutions has introduced a new MBR wastewater treatment system designed for simple installation, low maintenance and environmentally-effective operation.
Designed for remote resources, construction projects and tourism sites, the latest Smith & Loveless MBR (membrane biological reactor) wastewater treatment system, the TITAN MBR QUBE comes complete in a standard HC container, completely factory pre-assembled, packaged and delivered.
Describing the system as a plug-and-play unit, CST Wastewater Solutions’ Managing Director Mr Mike Bambridge observes that the TITAN MBR QUBE is a robust and efficient low maintenance system proven in diverse industrial and municipal applications where strong environmental performance is mandatory.
The pre-engineered Titan MBR QUBE combines Smith & Loveless’ 65+ years of wastewater treatment engineering expertise with submerged flat-plate membrane technology that ensures high permeability and flux rates. This combination yields a dynamic MBR system that provides end-users with high quality treatment performance coupled with minimal operational requirements for applications involving flows in the range of 25-100m³/day.
Mr Bambridge explains that the technology is custom-engineered for situations such as those encountered by mining, oil and gas and remote infrastructure construction sites, which require strong ongoing protection of shared community water resources through a standalone system that doesn’t demand complicated ongoing operating skills and knowledge. TITAN MBR QUBE units incorporate all wiring, piping, valves, CIP (cleaning in place) equipment, screening, air conditioning and remote view PLC operation.
The TITAN MBR QUBE system uses gravity pressure to drive water flow through its membranes. Clean water discharges into a clear well, while blocked solids remain suspended in the aeration zone. Diffusers beneath the module scour the membranes while also providing an air supply to the bacteria.
The highly durable membrane is composed of PVDF and non-woven polyester fabric with vertical membrane surfaces never in contact during operation. TITAN MBR provides effluent quality of < 3 mg/L BOD and < 1 mg/L TSS. Turbidity is < 2 NTU while TKN is < 2 mg/L and NH3 is < 1 mg/L.
Key benefits of TITAN MBR QUBE wastewater treatment system:
- Flat-plate membrane design results in less wear and tear than hollow-fibre types
- Flat surfaces facilitate air scouring in the aeration zone
- Air scouring prevents fouling and eliminates the need for back-pulsing pumping equipment
- Membranes eliminate clogging problems experienced in hollow-fibre designs
- Smooth, continuous membrane surfaces prevent build-up of solids
- Membranes maintain high permeability and flux rates even at peak-day rates
- Chemical cleaning occurs efficiently in place with simple chemical injection