Low energy advanced wastewater treatment
Modular wastewater solutions for applications ranging from 1,000 GPD (4 m /d) to 100,000 GPD (400 m /d).
Low energy/ OPEX
Fast reduction of TSS, COD/ BOD and micro pollutant levels
Simple & easy to use
Compact / small footprint
Pictured Above: nrPUR UF Membrane Filtration Module
The nrPUR Membrane platform is a low-energy, self-cleaning ultrafiltration (UF) system for the treatment of low- to high-strength wastewater to high-quality discharge or reuse standards. The technology is highly flexible and suitable for both domestic and industrial wastewater, from a wide range of applications that include hotels & resorts, small communities, craft breweries, wineries, dairy and other wastewater. Configured around a series of modular process building blocks, nrPUR platform offers unparalleled flexibility and reliability for wastewater treatment on wastewater streams from 300 mg/L to 10,000 mg/L, producing effective TSS & BOD5 reduction of >95%, safe, reuse-quality water. When combined with our advanced polishing technologies the nrPUR system can treat trace micro pollutants (e.g. Phosphorus, Ammonia, etc) to safe discharge levels.
The nrPUR UF membrane racks are submerged in the water to be treated and connected to the permeate extraction system. All suspended solids and micro-organisms larger than the membrane pore size, typically less than 0.1 µm in size, will be rejected by the membranes and only clean, solids-free water will be discharged as permeate. The permeate can then be discharged, or sent for reuse or further polishing steps.
On a continuous basis, air is bubbled from a grid of diffusers installed at the base of the nrPUR racks, acting as a scouring mechanism to reduce the potential for biofouling on the surface of the membrane and to enhance the mixing of the biomass within the membrane tank.
A fully automated system, the nrPUR platform is designed to provide many years of reliable, effective and affordable treatment of water & wastewater.
The nrPUR MBR Process
Wastewater is collected in an Equalization (EQ) tank where non-biodegradable solids are removed and where variations in flow and concentration are moderated. An integrated pH adjustment module monitors the influent wastewater and doses reagents as necessary to reach the desire range for biological treatment. The pre-treated and balanced wastewater is then transferred from the EQ tank to the BioReactor Module, a complete-mix reactor designed to ensure effective biological digestion of the organic materials in the aeration step of the well-proven Activated Sludge (AS) process. Wastewater is recirculated continuously between the BioReactor Module and the Membrane Module.
The Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids (MLSS) concentration, at 10-15 g/L, enhances the ability of the biomass to handle
highly variable and higher strength wastewater influent.
The ultrafiltration (UF) membrane is an absolute barrier to any particulate matter larger than the membrane pore size,
typically <0.1 µm in size. Typically, final effluent quality is suitable for many non potable reuse applications with TSS <<5 mg/L and BOD reduced by 98% or more.
The AS process converts the soluble organic material present in the wastewater into CO2, H2O and biological cell mass, while an aeration system provides the oxygen required for this process. The liquid phase of the mixed liquor (Permeate) is pulled through the membranes at a predetermined rate, or flux, established for each specific application and discharged to a clean water storage tank. The mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) are rejected and moved away from the membrane by an air scour and hydraulic action. Surplus biomass generated by the conversion of BOD into cell mass is wasted periodically from the system, on an as-needed basis, as Waste Activated Sludge (WAS), for off-site disposal or for further processing.
nrPUR Membrane BioReactors (MBR) offers reliable reuse quality effluent
Aerobic digestion in a high-strength (10-15 g/L) Mixed Liquor environment
Equalization/Settling & Screening to remove solids and substances that can be detrimental to the membranes and digestion process
nrPUR Membrane Filtration Module
Dead-end membrane filtration of the Mixed Liquor recycle stream
Pictured Above: nrPUR Membrane BioReactor (MBR) with inground tankage
Typical System Results:
BOD5: < 5 mg/l
TSS: < 5 mg/l
TN: < 5 mg/l
TP: < 0.5 mg/l
Treated water suitable for reuse or discharge
Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes act as a physical barrier to suspended solids and micro-organisms
Pictured Above: nrPUR UF Membrane Rack
nrPUR Pre & Post Treatment Solutions
In addition to our Submerged UF Membrane solutions for wastewater treatment, Enereau also has wide range of options for both pre- & post-treatment. These solutions include pH adjustment, pre-screening (fine screen, floatation, etc) to final polishing of reuse water with UV disinfection, carbon filtration, etc. Whether deployed as stand-alone units to achieve municipal discharge targets or as a complete treatment platform to achieve onsite reuse our smart modular technologies can help your site achieve its wastewater and water reuse objectives.