External Membrane Filtration for All Industries

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Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems

With more than 40 years of experience and over 1,500 installed wastewater treatment projects, Berghof Membranes proves extensive technical know-how in various applications, ensuring the best solution for each specific industrial wastewater filtration purposes. Our experienced engineers design products and solutions that reduce operational costs and increase the profitability for our customers.


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Food & Beverage

Oil & Gas

Pharma & Chemical

Landfill Leachate

Textiles & Tanneries

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems

The external principle from Berghof Membranes optimizes effluent and wastewater treatment for industrial applications including dairy, landfillsminingfood & beveragechemical & pharmaceutical, and oil & gas.

Our external membrane filtration not only provide cost-effective solutions for our customers needs in wastewater treatment, but also contribute to a cleaner environment and a better future.

The External Membrane Filtration
Principle for Wastewater Treatment 

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 approach for wastewater treatment solutions 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 Membrane Technology in Wastewater Treatment

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

External Membrane Filtration References

– Wastewater Treatment Solutions 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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