EC investment promises further advances in MBR technology

Boris Lesjean*, Torove Leiknes

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The European Commission (EC) has planned to consolidate the technological expertise and to accelerate the development and application pace of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology for municipal wastewater treatment in Europe by financing four projects. These projects named as AMEDUS, EUROMBRA, MBR-TRAIN and PURATREAT are devoted to research, development, capacity building, and technological transfer in regards to wastewater treatment process. About 50 European and international companies and institutions are actively involved in this €16 million project. The project contains a mixture of fundamental and applied research approaches that will guarantee technological breakthroughs required to ensure incremental process applying to MBR systems. The project will also see to the development and optimization of MBR filtration systems developed in Europe. The MBR-Network is expected to improve process engineering and operation practices in water treatment process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalWater and Wastewater International
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal


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