Corodex has done extensive research into Moving Bed Bio-Reactors (MBBR) to optimize the process. Essentially, the EFLOMBBR system is a biofilm process. Biofilm processes in general require less space than activated sludge systems because the biomass is more concentrated.
The MBBR process relies on the use of small plastic carrier elements that are kept in constant motion throughout the entire volume of the reactor to enhance biofilm growth. The high surface area media is employed in both Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) and moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) configurations. In IFAS mode, the MBBR enhances the simultaneous growth of suspended biomass and biofilm inside the system.