Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 213–224

Moving-Medium Biofilm Reactors

  • M. Rodgers
  • X.-M. Zhan

DOI: 10.1023/B:RESB.0000040467.78748.1e

Cite this article as:
Rodgers, M. & Zhan, XM. Re/Views in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology (2003) 2: 213. doi:10.1023/B:RESB.0000040467.78748.1e


Four moving-medium biofilm reactors treating wastewater were reviewed in this paper: the rotating biological contactor (RBC), the moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR), the vertically moving biofilm reactor (VMBR) and the fluidized-bed reactor (FBR). The RBC process has been applied widely. MBBR is a good process for upgrading current wastewater treatment systems. VMBR is suitable for treating small wastewater flows. FBR can maximize pollutant removals and minimize sludge production.

biofilmrotating biological contactormoving bed biofilm reactorvertically moving biofilm reactorfluidized-bed reactor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rodgers
    • 1
  • X.-M. Zhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland