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A critical need to better understand and evaluate Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) pathogen reduction performance under long-term operation, based on the use of continuous online monitoring sensors was met by this project. A global survey of MBR systems and validation reports and testing campaigns in full scale sites, collecting data on LRVs and associated operating conditions allowed the establishment of default

Log Reduction Values (LRVs), under standard operating conditions. These research outcomes formed a key component of the MBR validation protocol developed for industry use.


The validation protocol developed through this research as part of the Centre’s national validation program is being further refined and implemented by water industry company WaterSecure.