Development of an in-House Lattice-Boltzmann Simulator Towards Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: Underlying Concepts

  • V. A. Fortunato
  • F. L. Caneppele
  • R. Ribeiro
  • J. A. Rabi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 4)


Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) has become a powerful technique to simulate bioprocesses in porous media. Based on a relatively simple dynamic 1-D model, the present work is a first step towards a comprehensive LBM simulator of bioreactor for vinasse treatment, taken as case study. Species concentrations were LBM-simulated at appropriate order of magnitude.


Mathematical modelling Numerical simulation Lattice boltzmann method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Fortunato
    • 1
  • F. L. Caneppele
    • 1
  • R. Ribeiro
    • 1
  • J. A. Rabi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Animal Science and Food EngineeringUniversity of São PauloPirassunungaBrazil

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