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WEHRLE Umwelt GmbHsupplier website

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Based in Emmendingen, Germany | Operates worldwide
Offers Multitube/Multichannel (MT/MC) MBR membrane configuration

Proprietary MBR products and systems:

  • MBR
  • NF
  • RO

About WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH

Since 1982, WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, a subsidiary of 1860-founded WEHRLE WERK AG in Emmendingen/Germany, has specialised in the treatment of complex wastewaters.

Treated effluents are landfill leachate up to industrial waste waters, for instance from food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and, finally, manure and digestate. The focus is not only the cleaning of wastewater, but also product re-use (e.g. for petrochemical industry), water recycling and heat recovery (e.g. for laundries) or energy generation (e.g. animal rendering, slaughterhouse). For this, WEHRLE delivers part or turn-key plant along with supporting service like lab testing, piloting, engineering, commissioning and plant optimizing even of plants of third-party suppliers.

Customers are not only local counties and companies, but also international customers like Unilever, Mondelez, Novartis etc. Up to now, the company has built 300 reference plants worldwide.

WEHRLE is pioneer for several innovative processes, for instance, the first industrial-size membrane bioreactor (MBR), the first Nanofiltration (NF), the first Low-Energy MBR. The plants differ from most other industrial WWTPs by exceptionally high reliability, flexibility, very simple operation and maintenance and the most compact design possible with MBRs using external membranes all important criteria for industrial production plants in various climate regions and changing production waste water.

Areas of expertise:

  • membrane bioreactors
  • landfill leachate treatment
  • industrial wastewater treatment.

MBR technology & applications

Proprietary MBR products and systems:

  • MBR
  • NF
  • RO

Market applications:

  • Industrial small-scale, Industrial large-scale, Municipal small-scale, Municipal large-scale
  • Shipboard applications, Off-grid solutions, Bespoke solutions, Landfill leachate
  • Food, beverage and dairy, Heavy industry (oil&gas, automotive), Fine chemical and pharmaceutical, Animal waste

WEHRLE MBRs with external cross-flow tubular membranes are ideally suited for the treatment of complex waste waters or landfill leachates. The design allows for a very high load flexibility within very compact bioreactors. Simple operation and maintenance makes the WEHRLE MBRs an ideal solution for industrial purposes.

Company summary

Head office in Emmendingen, Germany
Operates in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East | Operates worldwide
Offers Multitube/Multichannel (MT/MC) MBR membrane configuration | Sidestream technology configuration
300 commissioned plants | Total installed capacity of 140 MLD

Supplementary services offered by WEHRLE:

  • Project management, Process design, Pilot testing
  • Build and install, Start-up services and commissioning, On-going support and monitoring services
  • Build Own Operate services, Retrofitting
  • Operator training, Trouble-shooting, Partnering
  • Lab-testing Industrial wwtp optimization, also of 3rd party installations

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This page was last updated on 05 May 2022


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