Certified MBR Selected for WateReuse Research Foundation Study
The MeurerMBR is certified for California Title 22
MeurerMBR, the only back-pulsable flexible flat-sheet membrane bioreactor available, has been certified to produce effluent suitable for reuse in compliance with the California Water Recycling Criteria Title 22. Certification was completed under the product's original name, MRI BIO-Cel MBR.
Equipped with the new chemical-free mechanical cleaning process (MCP), the bioreactor outperformed Title 22 requirements in all areas with excellent filtrate turbidity not exceeding 0.1 NTU and a 4-log removal of virus at 50th percentile.
Engineering firm MWH conducted Title 22 certification testing and subsequently selected the bioreactor and the optional granular-bead MCP for a WateReuse Research Foundation study. The study is designed to develop new disinfection guidelines for satellite MBR water recycling facilities and seeks to develop more stringent guidelines attainable with the higher-quality effluent produced by MBRs.
In January 2011, Muerer Research Inc. (MRI) developed and adopted a new name and logo for their energy efficient MBR, changing the name from MRI BIO-Cel MBR to MeurerMBR.
Several patented advances enable the bioreactor's exceptional effluent quality, including the mechanical cleaning process, BIO-Cel -MCP, which removes membrane deposits without using toxic chemicals and maintains membrane permeability. Also, flexible flat-sheet membranes with .04-micron pores provide true ultra-filtration.
Membranes are made with a unique, full-sheet permeable bond that retains flexibility and makes them strong enough to withstand back-flushing without damage, unlike hollow fiber or other flat-plate MBRs.