Compact, automated MBR brings performance and reliability to mobile home park
A compact, containerized membrane bioreactor (MBR) system anchors the recently installed Clearford One system at the Fetherston Mobile Home Park, near Kemptville, Ontario. The selection of MBR technology for the ClearRecover step not only provides the community with a robust treatment process to meet stringent discharge requirements, it also offers simple, automated operation that meets budget considerations for the project.
The Clearford One system was installed under a Clearford Pay-for-Performance (P4P) agreement that includes installation and operation of all underground infrastructure, the MBR treatment plant and water services.
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“Advances in membrane technology have contributed to significant reductions in capital and operating costs of MBR systems,” says Wilf Stefan, Chief Technology Officer and Vice-president of Engineering for Clearford. “This MBR system, supplied by Koester Canada, also incorporates new Fibracast FibrePlate next generation membrane technology, which helps reduce costs through higher flux rates, lower energy consumption and optimized cleanings that require less chemical use.” According to Koester President, Richard Nie, the MBR plant is among the most energy efficient that the company has ever made and requires only about 50 amps of power to operate.
Koester worked closely with Clearford and Fibracast to design and manufacture a robust, fully automated MBR system that considers the full lifecycle costs. Since Koester will also operate the plant as part of the Clearford 30-year P4P contract, the company is careful to select components that not only offer capital cost savings, but also facilitate efficient construction and reliable, long-term operation.
Their efforts paid off. In just seven weeks, Koester manufactured and installed the ClearRecover MBR system at Fetherston. Once fully commissioned later this month, the Clearford One system will provide the 41 homes in Fetherston with industry-leading infrastructure and long-term maintenance and operations at an affordable monthly fee for each connection.
The MBR system is currently capable of treating an average flow of 30 m3/day. As the community grows, the modular system can easily be expanded, within the existing sea container, to accommodate increased flows or more stringent discharge standards. Treated effluent from the plant will be released to a dry ditch and will meet or exceed the following discharge objectives:
- CBOD5: 5 mg/L
- TSS: 5 mg/L
- Total ammonia nitrogen: 4 mg/L winter, 2 mg/L summer
- Total phosphorus: 0.1 mg/L
- E. coli: 80 cfu/100 mL
Learn more about Clearford One and how the P4P financing model can bring new, state-of-the-art wastewater infrastructure to your community without any risk or investment.
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Learn more about Koester capabilities for design, manufacturing and operation of municipal and industrial water and wastewater infrastructure.
Learn more about the performance advantages of Fibracast hybrid membrane technologies for MBR systems.
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