Design & Operate Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant

Design & Operate Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant

Date: 25th & 26th March
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: PUB Singapore Water Exchange, Seminar Room Level 1


Course Title: Design & Operate Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant
Date: 25th & 26th March 2024 (Mon/Tues)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: PUB Singapore Water Exchange, Seminar Room Level 1
Instructor: Mr Muley Tushar

Dear SWA Members & Partners,

Singapore Water Association will be organising a 2-day course, Design & Operate Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant on 25 & 26 March 2024.

Course Objectives

This course provides fundamental knowledge in applying Membrane Bio-reactor (MBR) technology in water reclamation. It covers the concepts of a MBR technology including its process design and its system components. It also includes the process fundamentals of MBR technology and the MBR membranes used in the technology. This course provides learners the opportunity to apply, demonstrate and practise the knowledge and skills learnt, to determine the design basis for MBR systems, analyse the operating data and apply MBR technology in design and engineering through classroom sessions and site visits. 

Target Audience

The 2-day course is intended for engineers, plant operators and water treatment professionals.  It provides information on MBR processes, and engineering details and focuses on optimizing MBR operation for water reclamation.  The course is also suitable for professionals who work in the area of upgrading and expansion of existing water and wastewater facilities or the design of new facilities. 

Course Topics

    • Introduction
    • Conventional Activated sludge treatment Basics
    • Conventional Activated sludge treatment Design and Operational parameters
    • Transition from Conventional Activated Sludge treatment to MBR with a concept of Solid liquid separation
    • MBR system design
    • MBR installations
    • Key MBR features
    • MBR system Optimisation
    • MBR system future trends
    • Group Discussion/ Presentations
    • Questions and answers

Course Fee
Course Fee (Excl. GST 9%):
– SWA Member (SGD 550)
– Non-Member (SGD 650)

Award of Certificate
1. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance.

2. This course is qualified for PDUs by PEB.

To confirm a place for this training, please register online REGISTRATION FORM by 5th March 2024. Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis (This course is limited to 20 participants only).

For further enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Cecilia Tan at Tel: 65150812 / 91778477 or email




  • E. (Civil-Env. Engg), 1995, First Class with distinction. (M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara India)
  • Diploma in Business Management, 1993, First Class. (Department of Management – Nagpur University, Nagpur, India)
  • E. (Civil), 1991, First Class with distinction. (Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India)


Total Experience:

Total Experience of more than 25 years covering Process Design, Engineering, Control System logic, Commissioning and Operation of domestic & Industrial Water-Wastewater treatment, Membrane based Desalination, Water Conveyance (close conduit as well as open channel flows), Head loss analysis, Pumping/ Gravity main designs etc.


Associated with prestigious plants in Singapore – Singspring (1st Desalination plant) Desalination plant in Singapore, Changi (SembCorp) Newater Plant at Changi WRP, Kranji NEWater Factory, Integrated Validation plant at Ulu Pandan WRP, Tuas WRP etc.


Experience in Training:

Conducting technical trainings (within organisation) for various regional offices in South East Asia region for Biological Treatment Process & Equipment, Membrane filtration Process & Equipment and MBR Process & Equipment, covering various technical aspects such as Selling sweet spots, Selling techniques, Process design, Configuration of the system, Commissioning and troubleshooting, Operation and Maintenance of the treatment plants etc.

Organising product Operation and Maintenance training for customers as a part of fulfilment of the contracts. Control System programming logic. Adjunct lecturer at Nanyang polytechnic.