Integrated membrane bioreactors modelling: A review on new comprehensive modelling framework

Giorgio Mannina, Marion Alliet, Bing-Jie Ni, Christoph Brepols, Nesrine Kalboussi, Ángel Robles, Giorgio Bertanza, Joaquim Comas, María Victoria Ruano, María Victoria Ruano, Jerome Harmand, Marc Heran, Ilse Smets, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Jacek Makinia, Giorgio Bertanza

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Integrated Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) models, combination of biological and physical models, have been representing powerful tools for the accomplishment of high environmental sustainability. This paper, produced by the International Water Association (IWA) Task Group on Membrane Modelling and Control, reviews the state-of-the-art, identifying gaps for future researches, and proposes a new integrated MBR modelling framework. In particular, the framework aims to guide researchers and managers in pursuing good performances of MBRs in terms of effluent quality, operating costs (such as membrane fouling, energy consumption due to aeration) and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124828-
Number of pages8
JournalBioresource Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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