A protocol for the use of computational fluid dynamics as a supportive tool for wastewater treatment plant modelling

Laurent, J., Samstag, R. W., Ducoste, J. M., Griborio, A., Nopens, I., Batstone, D. J., Wicks, J. D., Saunders, S. and Potier, O. (2014) A protocol for the use of computational fluid dynamics as a supportive tool for wastewater treatment plant modelling. Water Science and Technology, 70 10: 1575-1584. doi:10.2166/wst.2014.425


Author Laurent, J.
Samstag, R. W.
Ducoste, J. M.
Griborio, A.
Nopens, I.
Batstone, D. J.
Wicks, J. D.
Saunders, S.
Potier, O.
Title A protocol for the use of computational fluid dynamics as a supportive tool for wastewater treatment plant modelling
Journal name Water Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0273-1223
1996-9732
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2166/wst.2014.425
Volume 70
Issue 10
Start page 1575
End page 1584
Total pages 10
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher I W A Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract To date, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models have been primarily used for evaluation of hydraulic problems at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). A potentially more powerful use, however, is to simulate integrated physical, chemical and/or biological processes involved in WWTP unit processes on a spatial scale and to use the gathered knowledge to accelerate improvement in plant models for everyday use, that is, design and optimized operation. Evolving improvements in computer speed and memory and improved software for implementing CFD, as well as for integrated processes, has allowed for broader usage of this tool for understanding, troubleshooting, and optimal design of WWTP unit processes. This paper proposes a protocol for an alternative use of CFD in process modelling, as a way to gain insight into complex systems leading to improved modelling approaches used in combination with the IWA activated sludge models and other kinetic models.
Keyword Biokinetic models
CFD
Complex systems
Fluid motion
Multi-phase flow
Transport models
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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