Skip to main content

Performance Verification of Biological Sludge Reduction Process Modeling Using ASM-Based Models

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial


Understanding the mechanism behind biological sludge reduction and capturing that mechanism in mathematical models and the simulators built around them ensures that wastewater treatment plants incorporating the Cannibal™ process are designed based on scientific principles rather than empirical observation. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the ability of a proposed model structure describing the transformations occurring in the Cannibal process to successfully capture full-scale performance based on a rigorous comparison of full-scale operating data and a complete influent characterization. The results presented here demonstrate that the performance of the Cannibal process can successfully be predicted using the proposed modeling approach but the results are strongly influenced by the parameters describing the solids separation module. The best-fit parameters describing the solids separation module were determined using a grid search analysis and the sensitivity of the key predicted results to adjustments in assumed parameter values was examined.

Keywords: Cannibal; biological sludge reduction; process modeling

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2010-01-01

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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed.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
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed 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