Optimization of the aerobic granular sludge process for sustainable wastewater treatment

01 October 2016 → 30 September 2018
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Systems theory, control
    • Reaction kinetics and dynamics
    • Environmental management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Modelling, simulation and optimisation
    • (Bio)chemical reactors
    • Process control
    • (Waste)water treatment processes
    • Heat and mass transfer
    • Environmental engineering design
    • Environmental engineering modelling
    • Environmental technologies
aerobic granular sludge nutrient removal biological wastewater treatment modelleren gas-liquid transfer
Project description

This doctoral research concerns domestic wastewater treatment with aerobic granular sludge, which needs 75% less space 30% less energy compared to conventional systems. The objectives are
- optimization of effluent quality, energy consumption and costs
- application of off-gas analyses for process monitoring and control
- minimization of greenhouse gas emissions
via mathematical modelling, full-scale monitoring and lab-scale experiments.