Crestview Water Reclamation Facility view Toray

Toray MBR modules for water reuse in Crestview, Florida
Location: Crestview, Florida, U.S.A.
Supplied by: Toray Industries, Inc.



MBR technology/system:

Toray MBR

Flat Sheet (FS) MBR membrane configuration | Immersed technology configuration
Membrane material: Polymeric
Capacity range (MLD): 1.1 - 10.0
Owned by: Okaloosa County Water & Sewer Department
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About Crestview Water Reclamation Facility


In January 2010, Toray's flat-plate membrane bio-reactor (MBR) modules began operation at the Bob Sikes Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in Crestview, Florida. The plant is designed to treat an annual average daily flow (AADF) capacity of 1.0 MGD (3,800 m3/d).

The overall wastewater treatment system consists of the following:

Headworks with screening; Grit removal; Peak flow bypass facilities (flow splitters); Three-train MBR treatment process with anoxic and aeration basins; Chlorine disinfection; Effluent pump station; Aerobic sludge digesters; and Holding tank and pump for sludge transportation for additional treatment. Lastly, the treated effluent is pumped to an absorption field system for reuse.

Each MBR train contains two MBR tanks housing eight TMR140-100S modules totalling sixteen modules per train. The total number of MBR modules installed is forty-eight in the three-train MBR filtration system. Details of the MBR system is outlined in Table 1.

The membrane used in Toray MBR modules is a composite structure of Toray's durable PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) membrane layer as the functional membrane material on a PET (polyester) non-woven support fabric. The robust and flexible composition of the membrane structure gives Toray MBR modules high physical strength and chemical stability.

The Bob Sikes WRF facility is authorized to direct reclaimed water for reuse to an absorption field system, based on the treated water quality shown in Table 2.

The designed parameters for the MBR system, compared to actual treated water quality is shown in Table 3.


The treated water quality far exceeds the permit requirements for reuse with TSS non-detect and BOD less than 2 mg/L on average.

The successful long-term operation was possible at the Bob Sikes WRF in treating 1 MGD of mixed liquor for over ten years due to the facility's competent staff and the high physical strength and chemical stability of Toray MBR membranes.

Company summary

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Head office in Tokyo, Japan
Operates in Worldwide
Total installed capacity of 790,000 m3/day

Last updated: 22 April 2021


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