CFD Modelling for Wastewater Treatment Processes


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Publication Date: 15/07/2022

Pages: 250

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781780409023

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This Scientific and Technical Report (STR) provides in-depth fundamentals and guidelines regarding Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of Water Resources Recovery Facilities (WRRFs) unit processes (e.g. headworks, aerobic and anaerobic biological reactors, settling tanks, disinfection).

Each unit process is described with respect to:

Literature review and process description

Relevant CFD concepts and modelling approach

Case studies

Future research needs

CFD Modelling for Wastewater Treatment Processes also opens the discussion on two fundamental topics: experimental validation of CFD simulations, and the complementarity between CFD and Chemical Reaction Engineering approaches. This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in fields related to wastewater treatment and/or fluid mechanics, as well as researchers and engineers who conduct research and practices in modelling such unit processes. Water resource recovery modelling is not just about lab-scale processes. Now and in the future, it is about improving our understanding of (and designing better) full-scale facilities!

About the Chapter Authors                                                                                             




Chapter 1
Why CFD?
Randal Samstag and Jim Wicks

Chapter 2
Randal Samstag, Edward Wicklein, Rainier Hreiz, Julien Laurent, Jim Wicks and Damien Batstone

Chapter 3
Hydraulic analysis and headworks
Edward Wicklein

Chapter 4
Suspended growth tanks
Anna M. Karpinska Portela, Usman Rehman and Jim Wicks

Chapter 5
High-rate algal ponds
Julien Laurent and Tewodros Meless Teshome

Chapter 6
Alonso G. Griborio, Maria Elena Valle-Medina, Ed Wicklein and Julien Laurent

Chapter 7
Christopher DeGroot, Edward Wicklein and Stephen Saunders

Chapter 8
Anaerobic digestion
David Fernandes Del Pozo, Damien Batstone and Jim Wicks

Chapter 9
Min Yang, David Fernandes del Pozo and Ingmar Nopens

Chapter 10
How other simulation methods and digital/experimental tracer experiments can be useful for CFD with reactions
Olivier Potier, Julien Laurent, Rainier Hreiz and Damien Batstone


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