Energy efficient WWTPs: simulation and validation of a decision support system through modelling
Di Cosmo Roberto, Pulcini Dalila, Canziani Roberto, Luccarini Luca
Paper International Conference with referee
Mathematical modelling has been tested as a decision support system to management of a biological WWTP, aimed at optimizing energetic efficiency. A conventional activated sludge plant has been studied and the ASM1 mathematical model has been implemented, calibrated and validated, by using West 2012, DHI software. Optimal operating strategies, under different operating conditions, such as variable influent loading, have been defined. Also, indicators concerning energy efficiency and effluent quality have been defined and quantified.
Proceedings of the 2nd IWA Specialized International Conference 'ecoSTP2014 - EcoTechnologies for Wastewater Treatment, Technical, Environmental & Economic Challenges, Verona, Italy, 23-27 June 2014