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Population balance models: a useful complementary modelling framework for future WWTP modelling

Ingmar Nopens UGent, Elena Torfs, Joel Ducoste, Peter A Vanrolleghem and Krist V Gernaey (2015) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 71(2). p.159-167
abstract
Population balance models (PBMs) represent a powerful modelling framework for the description of the dynamics of properties that are characterised by distributions. This distribution of properties under transient conditions has been demonstrated in many chemical engineering applications. Modelling efforts of several current and future unit processes in wastewater treatment plants could potentially benefit from this framework, especially when distributed dynamics have a significant impact on the overall unit process performance. In these cases, current models that rely on average properties cannot sufficiently capture the true behaviour and even lead to completely wrong conclusions. Examples of distributed properties are bubble size, floc size, crystal size or granule size. In these cases, PBMs can be used to develop new knowledge that can be embedded in our current models to improve their predictive capability. Hence, PBMs should be regarded as a complementary modelling framework to biokinetic models. This paper provides an overview of current applications, future potential and limitations of PBMs in the field of wastewater treatment modelling, thereby looking over the fence to other scientific disciplines.
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distributed properties, bubble size, floc size, PBM, product specifications, quality by design, ACTIVATED-SLUDGE FLOCCULATION, WASTE-WATER TREATMENT, DISTRIBUTED BACTERIAL STATES, OXYGEN-TRANSFER, SIZE DISTRIBUTION, INVERSE PROBLEM, SIMULATION, CRYSTALLIZATION, AGGREGATION, REMOVAL
journal title
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Water Sci. Technol.
volume
71
issue
2
pages
159 - 167
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000350646600001
JCR category
WATER RESOURCES
JCR impact factor
1.064 (2015)
JCR rank
54/85 (2015)
JCR quartile
3 (2015)
ISSN
0273-1223
DOI
10.2166/wst.2014.500
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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5931376
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5931376
date created
2015-04-14 09:55:55
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2016-12-19 15:39:13
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  author       = {Nopens, Ingmar and Torfs, Elena and Ducoste, Joel and Vanrolleghem, Peter A and Gernaey, Krist V},
  issn         = {0273-1223},
  journal      = {WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {distributed properties,bubble size,floc size,PBM,product specifications,quality by design,ACTIVATED-SLUDGE FLOCCULATION,WASTE-WATER TREATMENT,DISTRIBUTED BACTERIAL STATES,OXYGEN-TRANSFER,SIZE DISTRIBUTION,INVERSE PROBLEM,SIMULATION,CRYSTALLIZATION,AGGREGATION,REMOVAL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {159--167},
  title        = {Population balance models: a useful complementary modelling framework for future WWTP modelling},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2014.500},
  volume       = {71},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Nopens, Ingmar, Elena Torfs, Joel Ducoste, Peter A Vanrolleghem, and Krist V Gernaey. 2015. “Population Balance Models: a Useful Complementary Modelling Framework for Future WWTP Modelling.” Water Science and Technology 71 (2): 159–167.
APA
Nopens, I., Torfs, E., Ducoste, J., Vanrolleghem, P. A., & Gernaey, K. V. (2015). Population balance models: a useful complementary modelling framework for future WWTP modelling. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 71(2), 159–167.
Vancouver
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Nopens I, Torfs E, Ducoste J, Vanrolleghem PA, Gernaey KV. Population balance models: a useful complementary modelling framework for future WWTP modelling. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 2015;71(2):159–67.
MLA
Nopens, Ingmar, Elena Torfs, Joel Ducoste, et al. “Population Balance Models: a Useful Complementary Modelling Framework for Future WWTP Modelling.” WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 71.2 (2015): 159–167. Print.