The Aqwise AGAR® Media Clarifier (AGAR® MC) is an innovative patented solid-separation technology, designed specifically for MBBR effluent. The AGAR® Media Clarifier was developed by Aqwise to cope with the unique characteristics of suspended solids and sloughed biomass from an MBBR WWTP.
The revolutionary AGAR® MC uses carefully tested hydraulic flow patterns alongside Aqwise’s media, to create the ideal clarifier for MBBR effluents. The system can be easily installed in either concrete reactors, steel/plastic tanks or pre-fabricated containerized units.
The AGAR® MC is a proven technology with dozens of installations in various global locations. The MC can reach TSS levels under 30 mg/l without the use of chemicals.
- Very Small footprint compared to other clarifiers
- Excellent performance
- No need for chemicals
- Fully automated with minimal maintenance
- Requires low hydraulic head at the inlet
- No scum
- Low CAPEX and OPEX.
- Reliable process.
- Very simple to operate.
- Excellent quality effluents.
- No need for inter-connecting pumps
How does the AGAR® MC work?
The MC was developed to provide a specific solution for solids separation after an MBBR system.
The MC includes a fixed package of media in the upper part.
Mixed Liquor flows upstream through the media, that act as a filtering media for solids removal. Larger particles settle at the bottom. The sludge is removed periodically from the clarifier via a drainage system.
Backwash is applied 1-2 times per day to maintain effluent quality and prevent malodor. The backwashed water is recycled back to the MBBR where it is re-treated by the system, saving every possible drop of product.