RBC Equipment

The equipment that makes up an RBC includes the rotating biological contactor (the media, either standard or high density), a center shaft, drive system, tank, baffles, housing or cover, and a settling tank. The RBC consists of circular sheets of synthetic material (usually plastic) mounted side by side on a shaft. These sheets offer large amounts of surface area for growth of the biomass.

The center shaft provides support for the disks of media; they must be strong enough to support the weight of the media and the biomass; experience has shown that a major problem is the collapse of the support shaft. The drive system provides the motive force to rotate the disks and

Rotating biological contactors

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