A model for the simulation of the SHARON process: pH as a key factor
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The SHARON process permits the partial nitrification of wastewaters with high ammonium content and coupled with the Anammox process represents a more sustainable alternative for N removal than a typical nitrification-denitrification. A mathematical model describing a continuously aerated SHARON reactor for the treatment of landfill leachate is presented. Haldane kinetics are used in both steps of the nitrification since ammonium-oxidizing and nitrite-oxidizing organisms are inhibited by their own substrates. Special attention is given to pH because it is a key factor, implementing an algorithm for its calculation. A preliminary calibration of the model using synthetic feed is presented.
CitationMagrí, A., Corominas, Ll., López, H., Campos, E., Balaguer, M., Colprim, J., Flotats, X. A model for the simulation of the SHARON process: pH as a key factor. A: IWA Specialized Conferences. "Proceedings of IWA Specialized Conference on Nutrient Managemetn in Wastewater Treatment. Processes and Recycle Streams". Krakow: 2005, p. 735-744.