Simon Judd, author of The MBR Book, Watermaths, and Industrial MBRs, offers observations on membrane technology in this occasional blog.
Professor Simon Judd lectures at Cranfield University in the UK and Qatar University in the Middle East. He has over 20 years’ experience in teaching the fundamentals of water and wastewater technologies and is an acknowledged expert in membrane bioreactor technology and produced water.
Simon has written a number of text books on water and wastewater treatment, including ‘Watermaths‘, a textbook for undergraduates and practitioners on maths for water and wastewater treatment technologies.
He continues to conduct research into wastewater technologies, specialising in membrane bioreactors and produced water, and provides consultancy on water and wastewater treatment to clients across the globe. Contact Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06 April 2012Read more
There can be few things more confounding in MBR operation and maintenance than the development of filamentous bacteria in the biotank. These are “string-like” microorganisms which can normally discerned by staring down a microscope, with different species apparently prevailing under ... Read more
08 February 2012Read more
Regardless of the manifest benefits offered by MBR technology with respect to the amazingly high water quality produced, it’s hard to get away from the not-unwarranted perception that they are too expensive to buy, use too much energy, and present a whole host of operational problems. ... Read more
17 December 2011Read more
Whilst the academic profession continues to find increasingly expensive analytical instrumentation and more protracted procedures for fractionating and identifying foulants in municipal MBRs, it’s left to the practitioners to come up with methods for tackling manifestation of fouling. ... Read more
17 September 2011Read more
I was privileged to attend a defence of a student PhD in the beautiful surroundings of Delft earlier this week. Apart from a rather bizarre protocol to which the university strictly adhered, entailing all examiners dressing as Jedi knights, it was a most agreeable experience. ... Read more