Launched by H2O Innovation in 2015, the flexMBR™ is the first open-source membrane bioreactor design that can operate MBR modules from different suppliers. This pioneering technology provides flexibility to switch from one membrane to another without having to redesign the entire plant.
Our unique approach has allowed us to build MBRs with 5 of the leading membrane manufacturers, giving us an educated and unique perspective on both process and system design for your project. To date, we have built MBR facilities with hollow-fiber, flat-sheet polymeric and flat-sheet ceramic membranes.
By choosing the versatile flexMBR™ platform over a specific module design, MBR system owners have the flexibility to choose and change membranes. Replacement of modules becomes a competitive process that is also open to new module designs to be developed in the future.
The flexMBR™ platform enables owners to:
1) change membranes to increase surface area;
2) switch from flat-sheet to hollow fiber membranes;
3) apply it to new designs or retrofit applications; and
4) fight technical obsolescence.