LEVAPOR: An Ideal MBBR/IFAS carrier

Levapor carriers are the first synthetically modified MBBR/IFAS carriers developed after considering the properties of ideal carriers for MBBR/IFAS process requirement.

Why Levapor MBBR Media Stands out from plastic MBBR Media

Reticulated PU Foam with high inner porosity and high surface area:

Levapor carriers are made of Hydrophilic Poly Ether based reticulated PU foams having fine pore structure ranging its pore size from 450-750 micron. The reticulation process of the PU foam imparts very high strength to the material with durability and flexibility like rubber making it ideal material for MBBR carrier application. The fine pore structure of the reticulation also provides very high surface area , high inner porosity resulting in a very high amount of voids per m3 of carrier material.

Impregnation with Activated carbon and surface active pigments:

Further to enhance the surface properties of this reticulated PU foam, We are impregnating it with fine activated carbon and surface active pigments. The impregnation of the PU foam matrix with activated carbon having high adsorbing capacity and surface area of 1000-2000 gm/m2, results in very high surface area and extremely high adsorbing capacity with ionic charges on the surface beneficial for faster and efficient colonization of live and active biomass on it.

Reversible Adsorption and Regeneration: A unique property of Levapor MBBR/IFAS media

The presence of Activated carbon on Levapor carriers provides additional benefit of PACT (Powdered Activated Carbon Activated Sludge) process to the attached growth MBBR/IFAS process. Due to the presence of activated carbon, the toxic substances entering the reactor during the toxic events, gets adsorbed on the carrier material. This reduces the bulk liquid concentration of the toxic substances reducing its toxic impact on the microorganisms present in the suspended phase.

As the higher substrate gradient of the adsorbed substance is developed on the carrier material, this allows for the growth of specific type of micro-organisms responsible for the degradation of this toxic substance. This growth of specific type of microorganism helps in the effective and efficient bio-degradation of such toxic and difficult to biodegrade kind of substances. The bacterial film growing on the carrier material converts this substance into smaller molecular weight substances through hydrolysis and eventually biodegrades it. Thus this biodegradation of adsorbed pollutants via micro-organisms automatically regenerates the adsorption capacity of the carrier material.

The permanent impregnation of the carrier material with activated carbon eliminates the need for addition of activated carbon on continuous basis as practiced in PACT systems for industrial effluent treatment and the ‘’reversible adsorption and regeneration’’ phenomenon helps to regenerate the adsorbing capacity of the carrier material eliminating any need for top up or back wash or cleaning making the adsorbing capacity available for any further prevention of toxic shock loads.

Features and benefits of Levapor as a highly effective MBBR/IFAS media

Enhanced Wastewater Treatment Efficiency:

Levapor stands out for its ability to enhance the efficiency of wastewater treatment processes. By providing a large surface area for biofilm growth, it enables the colonization of a diverse microbial community. This thriving ecosystem of microorganisms effectively removes organic matter, nitrogen, and other pollutants from the wastewater. Levapor’s unique design optimises oxygen transfer, ensuring a well-balanced and effective treatment process.

High Surface Area and Void Volume:

The carrier’s surface area plays a crucial role in supporting biofilm growth. Levapor boasts an impressively high surface area, which promotes the attachment and growth of microorganisms. With a large void volume, it facilitates the flow of wastewater and promotes efficient oxygen diffusion, fostering an ideal environment for biological processes to occur. This leads to improved treatment efficiency and overall system performance.

Robust and Durable Material:

Levapor carrier is constructed from high-quality and durable materials, ensuring a long lifespan and consistent performance. Its robust structure allows for the sustained attachment of biofilm, even under harsh operating conditions. The carrier’s durability minimizes the need for frequent replacements, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

Versatile Applications:

The versatility of Levapor carrier makes it suitable for various wastewater treatment applications. Whether it’s municipal wastewater, industrial effluents, or decentralized systems, Levapor adapts to different treatment scenarios. Its modular design allows for easy installation and expansion, making it an ideal choice for both new and existing treatment plants.

Cost-Effective Solution:

Implementing Levapor as an MBBR/IFAS carrier presents significant cost advantages. Its high treatment efficiency reduces the footprint required for the treatment process, saving valuable space. Moreover, the carrier’s durability and long lifespan translate into reduced maintenance costs and increased operational stability. Levapor offers a cost-effective solution without compromising on performance.

Why Choose Levapor For MBBR MEDIA?

Industry Experience:

Our team of experts brings extensive experience in designing solutions for a wide range of industries. With this wealth of knowledge, we utilise our expertise to create a practical MBBR solution tailored to your specific plant.

Dedicated to Understand Your Needs

Our research and development team is committed to thoroughly understanding the requirements of your industry and facility. Through our dedication, we uncover new insights that drive innovation and enhance operational efficiency in the MBBR process.

Energy Efficiency at its Best

Our MBBR media stands out for its energy efficiency. Compared to other MBBR options, our efficient media requires less energy for mixing. This overall reduction in energy consumption translates to lower operational costs for your facility.

When it comes to MBBR/IFAS carriers for efficient wastewater treatment, Levapor emerges as an industry leader. Its unique design, exceptional surface area, and robust material make it an ideal choice for enhancing treatment efficiency. With versatile applications and cost-effective benefits, Levapor offers a compelling solution for both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems. Embrace Levapor and revolutionise your wastewater treatment processes for a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Author Bio

Amit Christian is a MSc graduate in Environment Science from Middlesex University, London, UK. He has been active in the field of water and wastewater treatment since 1998. He specializes in design, engineering, and management of various biological wastewater treatments such as Activated Sludge Process (ASP), Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR), Moving Bed Bio Reactor (MBBR), Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS). He has helped various Industrial and Municipal clients in troubleshooting , optimizing their biological wastewater treatment processes to achieve latest Stringent norms for Ammonia Removal.