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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 simon@juddwater.com.

Which MBR?

The choice of MBR technologies is, it would appear, a series of dilemmas: anaerobic vs aerobic, immersed vs sidestream, ceramic vs polymeric, flat sheet vs hollow fibre (for immersed), pumped vs. air-lift (for sidestream). You could just flip a coin...

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The future for membrane bioreactor technologies

It's inevitable that anyone choosing to write a reference text book about MBRs is going to learn a lot. Perhaps the most obvious learning point, though, is the development of MBR membrane technologies themselves: the module and process configuration.

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Recalcitrant micropollutants and MBRs

Unless they’ve spent the last 10−15 years living in a cupboard, pretty much anyone working in municipal wastewater will at least be aware of the issue of micropollutants: trace quantities of anthropogenic materials which are onerous to the environment.

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MBRs − towards zero energy and zero waste

A long-standing notion regarding wastewater is its potential to provide a useful resource, rather than being viewed as a waste. This is not completely far-fetched. Wastewaters high in readily biodegradable organic carbon can be anaerobically treated to provide methane.

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