A DYNAMIC, MECHANISTIC MODEL FOR MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR (MBR) TREATMENT PROCESSES, USING IWA ACTIVATED SLUDGE BIOLOGICAL MODELS
Abstract:Membrane bioreactor (MBR) activated sludge technology has become an increasingly popular choice for the treatment of high-strength, low-flow wastewaters, particularly in the industrial sector. Modeling and simulation are cost-effective tools for optimization of activated sludge processes, and could be applied to MBR plants if a suitably sophisticated MBR process model existed. This paper proposes a comprehensive dynamic, mechanistic model of the MBR process that sufficiently captures the important and unique hydraulic, physical and biological processes of an MBR system.
In addition, the advantages/disadvantages of using the more sophisticated model (vs. conventional MBR modeling methods) are discussed, with the goal of aiding the modeler in choosing the best model for the simulation task.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-01-01
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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites