Enhancing Nitrification Fluxes in Membrane-Aerated Biofilm Reactors (MABRs): Modeling and Experimental Approaches

Master's Thesis


The membrane-aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) is an emerging wastewater treatment process that can greatly decrease energy requirements for wastewater treatment. It is based on cassettes of air-supplying, hollow-fiber membranes that can retrofit existing activated sludge processes. In order to maximize MABR nitrification fluxes, a basic understanding and assessment of MABR behavior is needed. This thesis uses modeling and bench-scale tests to explore the range of potential nitrification fluxes and approaches to maximize fluxes.


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Author Lara Sisman Grotz
Contributor Robert Nerenberg, Research Director
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Degree Name MSEnvE
Defense Date
  • 2018-03-27

Submission Date 2018-04-09
  • Biofilm Reactors

  • MABR

  • Nitrification

  • Hybrid MABR

  • English

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