What is a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)? In simple terms, and as its name suggests, an SBR treats the wastewater in batches. A Sequencing Batch Reactor is a very compact process typically used in small- to medium-sized plants. A small SBR consists of two equal-sized tanks that alternate between treatment stages. The process begins with the filling of one of the tanks. As soon as the first tank is filled, wastewater is diverted to the second tank and the process begins again. The multiple tank (reactor) design allows the plant to operate continuously and larger plants use more reactors to accommodate higher loads.
How Do Sequencing Batch Reactors Work? There are four steps in an SBR system:
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