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Dynamical Modelling and Simulation of Waste water Filtration Process by Submerged Membrane Bioreactors

Zarragoitia-González, Alain and Jáuregui Haza, Ulises Javier and Schetrite, Sylvie and Albasi, Claire Dynamical Modelling and Simulation of Waste water Filtration Process by Submerged Membrane Bioreactors. (2009) International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 7 (1). A29. ISSN 1542-6580

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1542-6580.1856


A mathematical model was developed for the filtration process and the influence of aeration on Submerged Membrane Bioreactors. The dynamics of sludge attachment to and detachment from the membrane, in relation to the filtration and a strong intermittent aeration, were included in the model. The influence on the membrane fouling of intermittent aeration injected on the membrane surface, and its synchronization with intermittent filtration, were studied numerically and experimentally. For the evaluation of filtration cake development, the assumption of the presence of two cake layers (one dynamic and the other stable) was considered. The model development and simulation focused on the description of existing relationships among important system variables like mixed liquor suspended solids concentration, aeration, temperature of the sludge suspension, transmembrane pressure, and the fouling increase during the filtration process. The model obtained offers the possibility of improving the design configuration and operation strategies of Submerged Membrane Bioreactors in wastewater treatment, and it allows the of aeration-filtration cycles to be optimized.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Walter de Gruyter editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.degruyter.com The original PDF of the article can be found at : http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijcre.2009.7.1/ijcre.2009.7.1.1856/ijcre.2009.7.1.1856.xml
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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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 > Centro de Quimica Farmacéutica (CUBA)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Bioprocédés et systèmes microbiens (BioSyM)
Deposited On:11 Jun 2012 14:15

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