Textile Wastewater Treatment and Efficiency in MBBR

By: Tom Frankel
Post Date: May 16th 2019

Post Tags:

Textile wastewater, PTFE fine bubble system, MBBR, Biofilm, Aeration


Textile wastewater including dye manufacturing is a major environmental concern.  The textile industry requires large quantities of water.  About 100 to 200 liters of water per kilogram of textile product to be more exact.  Legal requirements set by each country are stringent and reinforced heavily on wastewater.  Efficient and reliable wastewater treatment processes must be available to meet these standards.  Whether this be for the dye process or treatment, reduction in water use and an increase in reuse is the ultimate goal.

One of the most tedious steps in the textile wastewater treatment process is the removal of dyes.  Sludge, coagulation, absorption, and other types of removal processes are tedious, time consuming, and expensive. Thus, SSI offers a solution.

MBBR is a highly effective biological treatment process.  In addition, an added benefit to the use of MBBR is it generally requires less space than activated sludge. This is due to the concentration of biomass.  Furthermore, MBBR is suitable for high BOD or COD removal. While having the advantages of both activated sludge and bio-film systems.

When coupling SSI’s patented PTFE find bubble system with EEVolved MBBR, the highest volumetric efficiency of any biological treatment process is achieved when compared to MBR, SBR, CAS, and Granular technologies.  Our engineers worked to reduce energy and operating costs, control complexity and operator intervention, and decrease maintenance. All while increasing efficiency across all avenues of treatment, hydraulic capacity, volumetric efficiency, process versatility, and process life span.


To find out more about how SSI can help in your textile treatment and MBBR needs, please contact us!