Modeling of substrate degradation and microorganism growth in an UASB reactor
2010 (English)In: CBEE 2009: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Singapore: World Scientific Publ Co Ptd Ltd , 2010, 76-80 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
A model for substrate degradation and microorganism growth in an UASB reactor was developed. The model is transient and takes into account advection, dispersion and degradation of the substrate. For the micro-organisms, the growth is described by a Monod type equation including a death constant. The model also assumes that a fraction of the microorganisms in the reactor may be carried out by the water flow. The UASB reactor is described as formed by many well-stirred reactors in series. Parameters for the model were taken from literature and MATLAB was used to solve the model. The sensibility of the process to the model parameters was also addressed.
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Singapore: World Scientific Publ Co Ptd Ltd , 2010. 76-80 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29518ISI: 000273273600016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-29518DiVA: diva2:394727
QC 201102032011-02-032011-02-032011-02-03Bibliographically approved