Online monitoring and control of the biological denitrification process in a cell recyle membrane reactor has been developed and implemented at laboratory scale. The system has been tested with a real groundwater contaminated with nitrate. It is shown that a simple feedforward control strategy that adjusts the feed rate of the carbon source to maintain the optimum inlet carbon/nitrate ratio value is effective at reducing both nitrate and nitrite concentrations in the treated water below the maximum admissible values.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Computer Aided Chemical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2003|
|Event||13th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-13) - LAPPEENRANTA, Finland|
Duration: 1 Jun 2003 → 4 Jun 2003