External Membrane Filtration Applications

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Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Our experienced engineers design external membrane filtration products and solutions that reduce operational costs and increase the profitability for our customers. Our extensive technical know-how in various industrial effluent and wastewater treatment applications ensure that we offer the best solution for each specific situation.

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The External Principle

We at Berghof Membranes believe in external membrane filtration and it is the passion that drives us to “think outside the box” of membrane technology for industrial wastewater applications.

The external filtration systems are positioned outside the bioreactor and utilize variable crossflow velocity to keep the membranes working at optimal conditions. If necessary, this process is supported with permeate backwash (temporarily reversed permeate flow) or chemical backwash protocols.

Illustration of External Membrane Filtration - Berghof Membranes

Tubular membrane filtration is frequently applied for wastewater treatment in the external configuration because of the greater ease in cleaning, zero odor emissions and overall superior robustness.

Project References

– External Membrane Filtration for Your Industry –

Dairy Industry

External AnMBR system in USA for dairy, one of the largest users of wastewater out of all major industries.

AnMBR | Dairy Industry 

Food & Beverages

External MBR wastwater treatment system for a large malt producer in The Netherlands.

MBR | Food & Beverages Industry

Chemical Industry

In China, a company manufactures 600K tons of sodium carbonate (soda ash) per year.

RO Concentrate | Chemical Industry

Zero Liquid Discharge

A large zero discharge treatment plant located in California’s Mojave desert faces the unique challenge of treating RO wastewater.

Zero Liquid Discharge | Thermal Solar Plant 

Automotive Industry

External MBR wastewater treatment system for a large tractor manufacturer in Turkey that produces varying qualities of wastewater.

MBR | Automotive Industry


A wastewater treatment plant in India servicing 130+ tanneries via a common effluent (CETP) needs a more effective MBR system to upgrade from.

MBR | Tannery Industry

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