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Simon Judd

Professor Simon Judd has over 20 years’ experience in teaching the fundamentals of water and wastewater technologies and is author of The MBR Book, Watermaths, and Industrial MBRs. Contact Simon at

MBR CAPEX costs – large versus small

A very recent analysis courtesy of Ecologix in Taiwan deconstructed the MBR technology of a small-scale plant into its constituent parts. When the components of MBR technology were considered, it is the membrane which makes up the lion’s share of the capital cost.

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Innovation, irritation, indignation

There doesn't appear to be a single aspect or component of MBR technology that has not been declared innovative by someone: the membrane material, membrane module, membrane aeration, frame, overall design − you name it, somebody somewhere has innovated it.

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MBR operators converge on Texas

I was privileged to be invited to the 10th Annual Ovivo MBR Operator’s Workshop in Austin TX last week (May 2015). Last year, I was only able to present via Webex from Doha and it meant I didn't get to see the other presentations. This year, I realised what I'd missed.

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MBR global capacity

Of all the questions that crop up about MBR technology, perhaps the most frequent is, 'What is the global capacity of MBR treatment technology?' Of course, as with most questions of this nature, the honest answer is, 'I don’t know'.

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