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Improvement of Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment

Burke, M. and Chapwanya, M. and Doherty, K. and Hewitt, I. and Korobeinikov, A. and Meere, M. and McCarty, S. and O'Brien, M. and Tuoi, V.T.N. and Winstanley, H. (2009) Improvement of Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment. [Study Group Report]



Wastewater treatment requires the elimination of pathogens and reduction of organic matter in the treated sludge to acceptable levels. One process used to achieve this is Autothermal Thermophylic Aerobic Digestion (ATAD), which relies on promoting non-pathogenic thermophilic bacteria to digest organic matter and kill pathogens through metabolic heat generation. This process requires continuous aeration that may be energy consuming, and the final aim of the study is to identify how the process design can minimize the energy input per mass of treated sludge. Appropriate modeling of the reactor process is an essential ingredient, so we explore properties of an existing model and propose a simplified alternative model.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Environment
Energy and utilities
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 70 (Limerick, Ireland, Jun 28-Jul 3, 2009)
ID Code:394
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:28 Nov 2011 15:50
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:01

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