Mechanical WWTP .06 MGD

Startup of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor

National Parks attract millions of visitors each year. Increasing seasonal traffic experienced by these establishments can overload the wastewater treatment infrastructure leading to treatment inefficiency and, eventually, structural replacement. When starting up a new plant, seeding with a healthy biomass is vital for instilling long-term treatment efficiency. The following case study outlines the startup of a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) with Probiotic Scrubber® II (PBII) and small amounts of activated sludge.