Skip to main content

Practical Aspects of Retrofitting to MBR Technology McFarland Creek WWTP – Geauga County, Ohio

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

or click here to sign up for a free trial


The McFarland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) retrofit demonstrates the unique aspect of introducing advanced wastewater treatment technology into an existing facility. The project demonstrates that it can be cost effective to transform an existing conventional activated sludge treatment plant into a modern Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) facility. The facility is Ohio's first public works WWTP to utilize the MBR treatment process and the largest retrofit of a conventional treatment facility in North America.

In addition to increasing plant capacity without increasing the footprint of the plant, introducing MBR treatment resulted in producing a superior quality effluent compared to conventional techniques. The MBR treatment system requires less overall operation and maintenance cost and has produced at least 30% less residual solids than conventional treatment.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2007

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more