The Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) process is studied as an example of a wastewater treatment plant. We first investigate the mathematical modeling for MBR. The Activated Sludge Model (ASM) is used to describe biological processes. The fouling model is also modeled in this process by considering reversible fouling and irreversible fouling. The model-based controller (Model Predictive Control MPC) is applied for this process.


Peiying Hong, Environmental Microbial Safety and Biotechnology Lab

Keywords: Membrane Bioreactor (MBR), Mathematical Modeling, Model Predictive Control (MPC)