Project

Modelling, analysis and control of microbial populations for sustainable nitrogen removal from wastewater

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
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
Keywords
wastewater treatment biofilm reactors nitrogen removal modelling systems analysis process control
 
Project description

In this research project, the diversity of microbial communities and their interaction with the applied control strategies in reactors for biological nitrogen removal is studied. The main objectives are: - the incorporation of microbial diversity in mathematical models - the application of mathematical techniques to analyse biological processes - the addition of microbial population optimization as a new aspect to the control of nitrogen removal processes