The increasing interest in greenhouse gas emissions from WWTPs has been leading to new tools for their designing and managing. The activated sludge models have been modified in order to consider on – site emissions from nitrification and denitrification, in particular. The biological nitrogen removal processes have been mainly assessing due to nitrous oxide (N2O) production as intermediate. The IPCC suggests that N2O contributes to climate change because it has a global warming potential 298-fold stronger than carbon dioxide. Even if the mathematical modelling is wide regarding the activated sludge models for greenhouse gases, a model for aerobic digestion is still not available. In this paper, the development of the Aerobic Digestion Model for Greenhouse Gas n.1 (AeDMG1) is described.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|