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Upgrading conventional activated sludge process to MBR

 

Capital cost

 

Upgrading an existing wastewater treatment to MBR may be cheaper than upgrading with other existing processes. For upgrading from 8,000m3/d oxidation ditch to 20,000m3/d MBR, the capital cost is estimated at US$24,950,000, which equals to US$1248/ (m3/d).  If upgrade to step feed activated sludge reactor with the previous final capacity will cost US$34,311,000, which equals to US$1716/(m3/d).

 

Additional operating cost

 

The additional operating cost for upgrading by MBR is US$369,100 per year, and by step feed activated sludge reactor is $167,000 per year.

Present value

 

Based on a 20 year life cycle and an interest rate of 4.9 percent, the total 20-year present value cost to treat 20,000m3/d through the stepfeed treatment train is $36,410,000. The present value by MBR is $29,590,000, which is almost 20% lower.

 

 

Above data is from report for NYSERDA  (NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY)

 

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