You are on page 1of 3

Fluidised Aerobic Bio Reactor

Fluidised Aerobic Bio-Reactor (FAB) as the name indicates consists of floating media of
cylindrical shapes and different sizes. As compared to conventional technologies FAB reactors
are compact, energy efficient and user friendly.
Basic principle
Flock forming organisms form clusters or attach to available surfaces. The FAB media provides
a very large surface area ( 450 M2 per M3 volume ) which

-- Increases the specific volumetric capacity of activated sludge tanks
-- Controls biomass activity
-- Reduces operating cost
The clarified effluent enters into the FAB reactor, which contains the FAB media. The FAB
media significantly increases the surface area for bacterial growth. Air is supplied through fine
bubble diffusers. Bacteria oxidise the organic matter present in the sewage. Oxidised sewage
overflows out of the FAB reactor, into the secondary settling tank.
Advantages using FAB Reactor:

Significant reduction in space requirement due to high surface area & loading rate of FAB
media.
Reduced power and operating costs
No sludge recycle required hence no sludge recycle pumps.
FAB Reactor is best suitable when
Designing a new waste water treatment plant, where operating cost & space are constraints .
Upgrading of existing waste water treatment plants.
Operate plants in low temperature areas.
Reduce bulking problems in existing treatment plants.







Fludised Aerated Bed Reactor

It is also known as Bio Pack Media. FAB reactor is a hybrid reactor where attached
growth and suspended growth activity takes place simultaneously. FAB media increases the
surface area available for the bacterial growth there by increasing the efficiency of the treatment
plant.

Benefits
Odourless operations, with a self-regulating system
High bio-film surface area, compact plants with high loading rates
Reduced power consumption
Simple to operate, low maintenance requirements
Non-clogging design, better oxygen transfer efficiency
Attached growth process, low sludge production, no sludge recycling or monitoring of M.L.S.S.
Removes E-coli (coli form)
Applications
Commercial complexes
Hotels
Hospitals
Industry
Institutes
IT parks
SEZ
Residential colonies




Moving Bed- Bio film Media (FAB Media)
The moving Bed Biofilm reactor process is based on the aerobic biofilm principle and utilizes
the advantages of activated sludge and other biofilm systems with out being restrained by their
disadvantages. The basis of the process is the biofilm carrier elements that are made from
polypropylene. The elements provide a large protected surface area for the biofilm and optimal
conditions for the bacteria culture to grow and thrive. The biofilm also provides a more stable
atmosphere for the bacteria to grow. So there is less space required compared to other biological
systems and far less controls.
MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS:-
Type of Media Moving Bed-Biofilm Media (FAB Media)
MOC Polypropylene
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.9
SHAPE CYLINDRICAL
HEIGHT & DIAMETER 15 mm 22
PROTECTED SURFACE AREA (M2) 350
TOTAL SURFACE AREA (M2) 450-475
COLOUR Black
THICKNESS 1.0mm
MAX. CONTINUOUS WORKING TEMPERATURE 55C

FAB system is an advanced high rate wastewater treatment process utilizing free-floating media
which houses huge quantity of active Biomass (MLSS) in it. Essentially MBBR / FAB system is
a hybrid reactor where attached growth and suspended growth activity takes place
simultaneously.