Marie Curie European Reintegration Grants (ERG)

cod PD_45

FLOMAS

FLOC MODELLING IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE AND BEYOND

Obiectives

 Develop and validate a model comprising the basic steps of floc formation and growth under no stress

 Extend the model considering individual cell death and substrate limitations (different diffusion coefficients for substrates and type of bacteria)

 Complete the model taking into account the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) as active part in shaping the floc (backbone and substrate at the same time)

 Extend the floc model from 2D to 3D

 Quantify the link between bioreactor hydrodynamics and floc structure

 Establish strategies for bioreactor operation to obtain appropriate floc distribution