How Does the Mass Transfer Restriction Change the Reaction’s Kinetic Order for Acid Mine Drainage Treatment in an Anaerobic Bioreactor?

  • P. T. Couto
  • R. P. Rodriguez
  • R. Ribeiro
  • G. A. Valdiviesso
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 4)


In this work was described the acid mine drainage treatment in an anaerobic bioreactor, where was evaluated the mass transfer resistance’s effects on appearance of the reaction’s kinetic order using a mathematical model, Malthus-Monod-Fick model.


Modeling Anaerobic bioreactor Acid mine drainage 



The authors thank to FAPEMIG for providing research funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. T. Couto
    • 1
  • R. P. Rodriguez
    • 2
  • R. Ribeiro
    • 3
  • G. A. Valdiviesso
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hydraulics and SanitationUniversity of São Paulo (USP)São CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Science and Technology InstituteFederal University of AlfenasPoços de CaldasBrazil
  3. 3.Laboratory of Environmental BiotechnologyUniversity of São Paulo (USP)PirassunungaBrazil

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