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Development of a Submerged Membrane Bioreactor simulator: a useful tool for teaching its functioning

González Hernández, Yusmel and Jáuregui Haza, Ulises Javier and Albasi, Claire and Alliet-Gaubert, Marion Development of a Submerged Membrane Bioreactor simulator: a useful tool for teaching its functioning. (2014) Education for Chemical Engineers, 9 (2). e32-e41. ISSN 1749-7728

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2014.03.001


Among the technologies used to treat wastewater, the Submerged Membrane Bioreactor (SMBR) has excellent prospects because of the possibility it provides for water reuse. In this work, an SMBR computer simulator is developed. A mathematical model was implemented, which integrated the biological degradation process using activated sludges with the physical separation process using membranes. The simulator functioning was validated with experimental results and its use in teaching was evaluated through the development of a simulated laboratory running for three and a half hours. This gave access to trends and orders of magnitude that would take more than fifteen months to obtain with real experiments. It was successfully used and accepted by the students.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1749772814000037
HAL Id:hal-01069368
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas - InSTEC (CUBA)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Bioprocédés et systèmes microbiens (BioSyM)
Deposited On:16 Apr 2014 06:57

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