Dec 17, 2015

Largest Membrane Bioreactor System in Europe Begins Operation

System will treat up to 25.5 million gal per day for the Versailles Region of France

Koch Membrane System membrane bioreactor MBR Versailles France

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) announced that the largest membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant in Europe is now fully operational, treating 100% of its incoming capacity with KMS Puron MBR modules.

The wastewater treatment system was upgraded to an MBR system with 10 trains of Puron membrane modules to process up to 25.5 million gal of effluent per day. The MBR technology modernizes the plant so it will meet future effluent quality and legal requirements of the European Community.

The MBR System was constructed at the Carré de Reunion wastewater treatment plant adjacent to the Palace of Versailles gardens. The wastewater treated at the facility will discharge into the small Ru de Gally stream, a side arm of the river Seine, which has its source in the palace gardens. It is owned by Le Syndicat Mixte d’Assainissement de la Région Ouest de Versailles (SMAROV).

“We had very limited space and the reduced footprint of the Puron MBR modules from KMS was the clear choice. They reduced our space requirements by 1/3 when compared to adding standard basins for purification,” said Jérôme Colin, director, process of the project for Véolia. “We got reliable products and great service and support from the KMS team.”

“It was great to partner with Véolia on a project of this magnitude,” said Jack Noble, EMEA commercial director for KMS. “Increasing the capacity and efficiency of the plant with our Puron MBR modules will improve the water quality of the Seine River and provide long-term environmental benefits for the Versailles Region of France.”