Optimal but robust N and P removal in SBRs: a model-based systematic study of operation scenarios

Gürkan Sin, G Insel, DS Lee, PA Vanrolleghem

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Abstract

A systematic approach to determine the optimal operation strategy for nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) removal of sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) has been developed and applied successfully to a lab-scale SBR. The methodology developed is based on using a grid of possible scenarios to simulate the effect of the key degrees of freedom in the SBR system. The grid of scenarios is simulated using a calibrated ASM2dN model developed and calibrated in a previous study. Effluent quality in combination with a robustness index for each of the scenarios is used to select the best scenario. With the best scenario, it is possible to improve/increase the current performance of the SBR system by around 54% and 74% for N and P removal respectively.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume50
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)97-105
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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