KMS achieves North American MBR debut

Koch Membrane Systems Inc (KMS), has sold its first Puron™ Plus packaged membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment system in North America.

The new MBR system will serve an apartment complex in Massachusetts and is designed to meet stringent surface discharge limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids and total nitrogen.

The packaged system consists of two membrane trains each containing one PURON membrane module, as well as ancillary equipment, controls, engineering and technical services, and is designed for an average flow of 24,000 gpd (90 m³/d) and a peak flow of 32,000 gpd (121 m³/d).

“Environmental concerns combined with increasingly stringent wastewater discharge requirements are escalating the importance of wastewater treatment,” said KMS director of marketing and communications Peter Bouchard. “Commercial and residential development is contributing to the need for prudent water management and creative technological solutions to treat wastewater from municipal and industrial effluents.”