Acclimatization model of an aerobic bioreactor for the treatment of toxic wastewater

Manuel J. Betancur, Fajith Martínez, Carlos Ocampo, Jaime A. Moreno, Germán Buitrón, Iván Moreno-Andrade

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    This work proposes a mathematical model for the acclimatization process of a bioreactor treating toxic wastewater. Experimental data was used to identify the changing kinetic parameters of the model as acclimatization progresses. It was found that only one key parameter, the specific biomass growth rate function, changed during the acclimatization process. Therefore, an acclimatization model was proposed to explain the changes of this parameter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)680-691
    Number of pages12
    JournalSimulation Modelling Practice and Theory
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 2009


    • Acclimatization
    • Bioreactor
    • Mathematical model
    • SBR
    • Wastewater treatment


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