Controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal wastewatertreatment plants

01 February 2012 → 31 July 2013
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
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
wastewater treatment methane (CH4) automation modeling greenhous gasses nitrous oxide (N2O) biological nitrogen removal process control
Project description

This research aims at controlling the processes involved in wastewater treatment to reduce emissions of CH4 and N20. The main objectives are:

- to quantify the emissions(at lab-scale and full-scale)

- to identify the underlying mechanisms of GHG formation

- to translate this knowledge into a mathematical model

- the development and testing of adequate control strategies