Removal rates of Transchip 3.0 are up to 13 times higher than with “conventional” carriers.
The Transchip 3.0 MBBR Media is a high-performance MBBR carrier and provides a protected active surface area of ~ 5,500 m²/m³ for the immobilization of micro-organisms which are in charge of the different biological water treatment processes. Its application is characterized by extremely high removal rates and reliable process stability.
The pores of the Transchip 3.0 MBBR Media are permanently filled with active biomass since substrate and/or oxygen can diffuse into the biofilms down to a depth of approx. 0.5 mm on both sides of the chips.
Based on more than 20 years of experience, Transcend Cleantec offers beyond conventional technology for biological treatment
The TRANSCHIP 3.0 MBBR Technology™ is a proven biological treatment process with numerous WWTP operators world wide. A lot of plants using the TRANSCHIP 3.0 MBBR Technology™ have been designed and engineered in basic and detail by TRANSCHIP’S high-qualified engineering team.
TRANSCHIP 3.0 is used in the following biological treatment processes:
The particular functionality as well as the efficiency of the Transchip 3.0 can be explained best by orientating on the characteristic MBBR process conditions (MBBR = moving bed biofilm reactor). A crucial prerequisite for the biological removal from wastewater components in the MBBR process is the immobilisation of the microorganisms on the surface of carrier elements. Here,the efficiency of the biological removal is determined by the carrier’s “active” surface area. This comes along with the following carrier requirements: Firstly, there must be available sufficient protected effective surface area in order to enable the microorganisms to survive and to reproduce themselves in these areas; and secondly, it is necessary to realise a maximum of mass transfer (substrate, oxygen, metabolic products) between microorganisms and wastewater. At first glance,the simultaneous fulfilling of both of these requirements seems to be a procedural contradiction, but this can be disproved as follows:
Of course, any theoretical considerations require the verification of the projected benefits within a confidence-building time frame. So far, we are able to fall back on eight years worth of operational experience with the Transchip 3.0 and its predecessor during this time it was possible in some cases to operate systems in parallel in order to compare the Transchip 3.0 with “conventional” carrier media. Unfortunately, not all operational results can be listed at this point, as this would understandably exceed the scope of this article. However, on the basis of the selected case examples, it is possible to meaningfully document the efficiency of the Transchip 3.0. We consider it important to point out that the results listed herein are of fundamental nature, allowing transferring them to other types of wastewater and treatment applications.