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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes

By: Dr. Harlan H. Bengtson, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes

This course is intended for civil engineers, chemical engineers and environmental engineers. Topics included are general information about the MBBR wastewater treatment process; MBBR process design calculations for BOD removal and nitrification, including single stage BOD removal, single stage nitrification, two stage BOD removal and two stage BOD removal and nitrification processes; background information about MBBR denitrification processes; post-anoxic denitrification process design calculations; and pre-anoxic denitrification process design calculations. A sample spreadsheet is included that illustrates the use of a spreadsheet to make some of the calculations discussed in the course.

The overall objective of this course is to provide the attendees with knowledge about the moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) process for wastewater treatment and process design calculations for MBBR wastewater treatment. A more detailed list of learning objectives is included in the course document.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

  • Know the differences between attached growth and suspended growth biological wastewater treatment processes.
  • Be familiar with the general configuration and components of an MBBR wastewater treatment process.
  • Be able to name the six MBBR process configurations discussed in this course.
  • Be able to calculate the loading rate of a wastewater constituent to an MBBR process (in lb/day and g/day) for specified wastewater flow rate and constituent concentration.
  • Be able to calculate the required carrier surface area for an MBBR wastewater treatment process for specified SALR and loading rate.
  • Be able to calculate the required MBBR tank volume for specified carrier surface area, carrier specific surface area, and the carrier fill %.
  • Be able to calculate the liquid volume in an MBBR tank for known tank volume, carrier volume and carrier % void space.
  • Be able to calculate the BOD, NH3-N, or NO3-N removal rate for known values of the surface area removal rate (SARR) and design carrier surface area.
  • Be able to calculate an estimated effluent BOD, NH3-N, or NO3-N concentration based on known values of the appropriate loading rate, estimated removal rate, and design wastewater flow rate.
  • Be able to use the sample spreadsheet included with the course to make process design calculations for a single stage BOD removal process in either U.S. units or S.I. units.
  • Be able to use the sample spreadsheet included with the course to make process design calculations for a single stage nitrification process in either U.S. units or S.I. units.
  • Be able to make process design calculations for a post-Anoxic denitrification MBBR process, including required tank sizes, estimated effluent concentrations, alkalinity requirement and carbon source requirement.
  • Be able to make process design calculations for a pre-anoxic denitrification MBBR process, including required tank sizes, estimated effluent concentrations, and alkalinity requirements.

Detailed Course Outline with Timeline

  • Introduction (2 min)
  • Learning Objectives for the Course (5 min)
  • General Information about the MBBR Wastewater Treatment Process (15 min)
  • MBBR Process Design Calculations for BOD Removal and Nitrification
    • Overview of MBBR Process Design Calculations (15 min)
    • Single-Stage BOD Removal Process Design Calculations (20 min)
    • Single Stage Nitrification Process DesignCalculations (20 min)
    • Two-Stage BOD Removal Process Design Calculations (20 min)
    • Two-Stage BOD Removal and Nitrification Process Design Calculations (15 min)
  • Introduction to MBBR Denitrification Processes (15 min)
  • Post-Anoxic Denitrification Process Design Calculations (20 min)
  • Pre-Anoxic Denitrification Process Design Calculations (20 min)
  • Summary (3 min)
  • References
  • Quiz (20 min)
273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
Daniel L Spiegelberg
10/13/2018
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Excellent course. Great information. Excellent information and problems. Test was more difficult since I am not very familiar with this topic, but fair and do-able.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
REGHINA VOLOSEN
10/12/2018
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The course is good.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
Richard Harrison
10/10/2018
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This is an excellent course, well done and the information was very effective for someone with very little knowledge of waste water treatment.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
Junjie Hou
02/21/2018
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Really enjoyed the course. I learnt a lot about MBBR in general, tank design, BOD reduction calculation, nitrification and denitrification processes.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
Robert Deal
12/31/2017
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This course was excellent for presenting a technology which provides good alternatives to the more traditional activated sludge process.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
Bill Holloway
06/01/2017
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Pretty thorough course, very applicable to my line of work (industrial wastewater treatment). I will likely customize the spreadsheet provided as part of the course for use in our engineering department. A great basis.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
Harold Schmidt, Jr.
05/25/2017
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Provides the basics requirements and design requirements associated with MBBR treatment processes.
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273-MBBR Wastewater Treatment Processes
E. Scott Webber
01/16/2017
I really liked this course as the subject of de-nitrification is of great interest to me (in storm water) and the course actually required a fair amount of calculations and thought. It was ordered like a textbook should be. However a). the spreadsheets for the denitrification process were not included and I don't use Amazon Kindle, b). I don't have 3 screens to page back and forth in the text and c). at least 2 of the references were unavailable at the links provided.
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Price: $90.00
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This Course Includes FREE Software
Course Code: 100222-07
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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