Modelling N2O dynamics in the engineered N cycle: Evaluation of alternate model structures

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Abstract

Research on nitrous oxide (N2O) formation in engineered wastewater systems has experienced an exponential development in the recent years due to the important environmental impact of this greenhouse gas. These efforts have crystalized in a large number of publications that aim to identify the importance of the main microbial processes responsible for its production and consumption. The conceptualization of these pathways in mathematical models has the potential to become a key tool to increase our understanding on the complex interrelationships within these ecosystems and develop strategies to minimize the carbon footprint of wastewater treatment plants. The present contribution aims to summarize the recent developments in this field and makes use of standard indentifiability measures to show how the choice of experimental protocols and model structures can potentially impact their calibration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings. 4th IWA/WEF Wastewater treatment modelling seminar
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Publication date2014
Pages343-346
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modelling Seminar 2014 - Spa, Belgium
Duration: 30 Mar 20142 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference4th IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modelling Seminar 2014
CountryBelgium
CitySpa
Period30/03/201402/04/2014

Keywords

  • Modelling
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Wastewater
  • Calibration
  • Uncertainty

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Smets, B. F., Pellicer i Nàcher, C., Domingo Felez, C., Jensen, M. M., Ramin, E., Plósz, B. G., ... Gernaey, K. (2014). Modelling N2O dynamics in the engineered N cycle: Evaluation of alternate model structures. In Proceedings. 4th IWA/WEF Wastewater treatment modelling seminar (pp. 343-346). Water Environment Federation.