The MBR Book

Principles and Applications of Membrane Bioreactors for Water and Wastewater Treatment


  • Simon Judd, Research Coordinator and Professor of Membrane Technology, Cranfield University, UK

The MBR Book covers all essential aspects of membrane bioreactors in water and wastewater treatment, including the working principles of MBR technologies. The book aims to separate science from engineering, in an attempt to avoid confusion and to help readers understand the ideas of MBR. The text is divided into five chapters; the membrane and biological aspects are discussed in chapter 2 along with scientific studies. The third chapter covers the design, operation, and maintenance of MBR, including cost modeling and cost benefit analysis. Chapters 4 and 5 cover the commercial MBR products and their applications for water and wastewater treatment, respectively. The text features industrial case studies, along with useful appendices of commercial and international membrane organizations. The book serves as a a primary reference for chemical, environmental, and process engineers, as well as environmental researchers, natural resources researchers, filtration specialists, water company managers, and consultants.
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Chemical and process engineers; environmental engineers; filtration specialists; water and waste companies; consultants


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096682-3

Table of Contents


About the Editors


1. Introduction

2. Fundamentals

3. Design, Operation and Maintenance

4. Commercial Technologies

5. Case Studies


Appendix A Conversion Factors

Appendix B MBR Biotreatment Base Parameter Values

Appendix C Membrane Products



Glossary of Terms