Determining optimal volume fractions of a municipal wastewater treatment plant by dynamic simulation

Viola Somogyi, Endre Domokos, Ákos Rédey

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the results of an optimisation process of a municipal wastewater treatment plant. The plant was designed to be capable of biological excess phosphorous removal though effluent phosphorous concentrations were above the limit value for several occasions. In the summer period the total nitrogen concentration was also higher than required. It was examined how the adjustment of volume fractions contribute to effluent quality and the optimal ratios were determined by use of dynamic simulation techniques. The aerobic volume fraction was not altered only the two un-aerated phases were modified. The results showed that the anaerobic volume fraction could be lowered up to 11.5 % concluding the anoxic ratio to be 34.5 %.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRES 2010 - 13th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Pages715-720
Number of pages6
Volume21
ISBN (Print)9788895608051
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Somogyi, V., Domokos, E., & Rédey, Á. (2010). Determining optimal volume fractions of a municipal wastewater treatment plant by dynamic simulation. In PRES 2010 - 13th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (Vol. 21, pp. 715-720). Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1021120