New membrane bioreactor technology from GE is based on hollow-fiber membranes to treat wastewater
GE has introduced a next-generation membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment technology called LEAPmbr, which addresses pressing water quality and operational cost issues faced by owners of municipal, industrial and residential water and wastewater treatment facilities worldwide.
The result of a four-year development effort, the new LEAPmbr system offers the low lifecycle costs, while also being cost-competitive with conventional treatment.
These cost savings, along with operational simplicity and a compact footprint, derive from innovations to the GE ZeeWeed 500 MBR product line, which uses reinforced hollow-fiber ultrafiltration technology.
The cost and efficiency savings of the system compared to existing GE MBR technologies include: