Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Seminar Program: Upgrading wastewater treatment model with an improved physico-chemical description

Upgrading wastewater treatment model with an improved physico-chemical description

Abstract: There is a growing interest within the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) modelling community to correctly describe physico-chemical processes after many years of mainly focusing on biokinetics. Indeed, future modelling needs, such as a plant-wide phosphorus (P) description, require a major, but unavoidable, additional degree of complexity when representing cationic/anionic behavior in Activated Sludge (AS)/Anaerobic Digestion (AD) systems. In this seminar, a general physico-chemical framework will be presented showing how can be interfaced with industry standard models (ASM1, ASM2d, ASM3, ADM1). The presentation will include several applications ranging from different scales (lab-scale / full-scale) and purposes (process description,  plant optimization and resource recovery)

Bio: Xavier Flores-Alsina holds a Senior Researcher position at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. He did his PhD studies between Spain, UK and DK. Gained some post-doctoral experience in CA, SE, DK. He maintains a strong collaboration with ZA and AU (this is his third AWMC visit). His main research topic is development of systems analysis tools applied to water/wastewater systems.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 01 December 2017
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

Event Contact: awmcseminars@awmc.uq.edu.au