Municipal: Bloomingdale, USA


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Project Name:
Bloomingdale WWTP Upgrade

Bloomingdale, MI USA

Type of Plant:
Municipal - Nitrification

Technology Used:
Biowater CMFF®

Biomedia Used:
Biowater BWT-X®

Operational Since:


The Challenge

Bloomingdale’s existing wastewater treatment plant has unique challenges associated with seasonal fluctuation from regional school and food processor discharges. The existing lagoon cannot meet new ammonia limits, and cold wastewater temperature exacerbates the problem. The Design

The municipality selected Biowater’s CMFF® biological process, which is based on the MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) concept in which biofilm are fluidized in the bed and remove organics and nitrify ammonia and TKN.  The CMFF® process in Bloomingdale is a three-stage aerobic process followed by gravity clarification as shown.


Seasonal Design Challenges

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Biowater’s CMFF® process was successfully started up in winter/spring 2013. Performance testing was a success, and the system meets the effluent design criteria:

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NEWSFLASH: Biowater Technology a leading provider and manufacture of advanced biological wastewater treatment processes and equipment for municipal and industrial facilities globally, has been awarded a contract by The Village of Bloomingdale, Michigan, USA (municipal) to supply its Compete Mix Fixed Film (CMFF®) biological treatment process.


The BioWater CMFF® biological process - a concept where moving plastic carriers with fixed biofilm remove organic and inorganic substances in the water.