Smart Air MBR, an automatic control system that minimizes the energy costs of MBR operation

This product patented by the University of Girona and GS Inima Environment regulates the amount of air supplied according to the real needs of the process, minimizing the energy costs of MBR operation. 

The MBRs (Membrane Bioreactors) currently on the market operate according to predetermined parameters which do not take into account the variability of the process. That is why MBR operation is far from optimal and the associated energy costs are higher than necessary.

LEQUIA research group from University of Girona and GS Inima Environment have developed Smart Air MBR, an automatic control system whose main goal is to optimize MBR performance and reduce their energy consumption. Smart Air MBR monitors in real time the permeability of the membranes and regulated the air scour flow according to the real requirements of the process. The system is hierarchically structured in three modules: one for data acquisition and signal processing, one for control and one for expert supervision.

The technical catalogue can be downloaded in English/Spanish/Catalan from “Colmatar” project website:

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Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
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