Project

Microaeration of high-rate anaerobic (USAB) reactors for biogas desulphurization

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 December 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
modelling numerical simulations lab-scale experiments anaerobic wastewater treatment desulphurization process control UASB-reactor microaeration
 
Project description

This phD research project is focused on the reduction of H2S emissions from anaerobic bioreactors with granular biomass, by applying microaerobic conditions. The applied methodology comprises short-term and long-term lab-scale experiments, complemented with mathematical modeling and numerical simulations. The main objectives are to gain more insight in the mechanisms of sulfide oxidation during microaeration and to design an adequate control strategy.