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Title: Comparing and contrasting traditional membrane bioreactor models with novel ones based on time series analysis
Authors: Paul, P
Keywords: Wastewater treatment;Membrane bioreactor;Modelling;Time series analysis
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Membranes, 3(1): 16 - 23, Feb 2013
Abstract: The computer modelling and simulation of wastewater treatment plant and their specific technologies, such as membrane bioreactors (MBRs), are becoming increasingly useful to consultant engineers when designing, upgrading, retrofitting, operating and controlling these plant. This research uses traditional phenomenological mechanistic models based on MBR filtration and biochemical processes to measure the effectiveness of alternative and novel time series models based upon input–output system identification methods. Both model types are calibrated and validated using similar plant layouts and data sets derived for this purpose. Results prove that although both approaches have their advantages, they also have specific disadvantages as well. In conclusion, the MBR plant designer and/or operator who wishes to use good quality, calibrated models to gain a better understanding of their process, should carefully consider which model type is selected based upon on what their initial modelling objectives are. Each situation usually proves unique.
Description: Copyright @ 2013 MDPI AG
This article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
URI: http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0375/3/1/16
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/7215
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/membranes3010016
ISSN: 2077-0375
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