Simulating wastewater treatment processes

Ihab Farag, Ian Gosling, Randall Field, Chau Chyun Chen

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Abstract

A description is presented of a process model for aerobic sludge digestion using the ASPEN PLUS simulator. The simulation case we present indicates that development and use of models of processes used for wastewater treatment will enable the process industries to realise significant savings in the capital and operating costs by: (1) determining peak performance; (2) increasing effluent quality; (3) improving performance by testing alternatives; (4) maintaining effluent quality within regulation discharge limits; (5) increasing troubleshooting capability; (6) reducing energy consumption; and (7) minimising operating costs. Clearly, simulation models provide the engineer with a cost effective way to manage the challenging and complex problems of waste treatment and management.

Original languageEnglish
No481
Specialist publicationChemical Engineer (London)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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