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Biowater is one of the global technology leaders in design, installation and upgrades of municipal wastewater treatment systems using biological processes as moving bed bioreactor (MBBR).
Todays existing municipal wastewater systems is often based on activated sludge and need to be upgraded to enhance the plants operation and efficiency.

Biowater have knowledge and competence to help in designing and building new systems and upgrade existing infrastructure based on biotechnology as CFIC, MBBR and IFAS solutions.

The Company offers cost-effective solution that allows municipal plants to both increase their treatment capacity and upgrade the effluent quality with minimal civil works.


The challenge

  • Growing population
  • New rules and regulations result in increasingly strict  effluent requirements
  • Old existing wastewater facilities are based on slow treatment using conventional activated sludge
  • Limited financing for new infrastructure



  • Upgrades will use existing facility layout and equipment to reduce civil work to a minimum
  • Reduce cost by compact and less power consuming than widely used activated sludge solutions
  • Biofilm will fast and efficient adjust to new conditions
  • Robust to climate changes
  • Fast to upgrade existing activated sludge
  • Low maintenance cost and continuities for decades



Biowater’s proprietary CFIC® technology offers industry-leading performance when compared with widely used Activated Sludge and MBBR solutions. The low footprint, combined with Biowater’s approach to process design makes this far more versatile than existing solutions, making it very suitable for a wide range of existing WWTP.

The BioWater CMFF® biological process is based on the MBBR (Moving Bed Bio Reactor) concept where moving plastic carriers with fixed biofilm remove organic and inorganic substances in the water. The proposed BioWater CMFF® design includes the Biowater biofilm carrier elements which are freely mixing around in the reactor and are specially designed for biofilm growth.

The Biowater CFAS® (IFAS) utilizes the benefit of a traditional activated sludge process combined with a biological fixed-film system to create a highly efficient wastewater treatment plant in a much smaller footprint.

CFAS® case: Harestua, Norway


CFAS® case: Trysil, Norway


CMFF® case: Elverom, Norway