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Optimal Scheduling and Fouling Control in Membrane Bioreactor

  • N. Kalboussi
  • J. Harmand
  • F. Ellouze
  • N. Ben Amar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 4)

Abstract

This paper deals with the optimal control of membrane fouling allowing the maximization of the total water production of a MBR system over a given period of time. The main objective is to find the optimal switching sequence of filtration and backwash cycles that mitigates membrane fouling and maintains a good performance of the process. The key contribution of our work is in the synthesis of a generic and robust optimal control that can be applied in practice to a large number of different MBR processes.

Keywords

Membrane bioreactor Fouling Optimal control 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors would like to thank TREASURE (cf. www.inra.fr/treasure).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kalboussi
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Harmand
    • 3
  • F. Ellouze
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Ben Amar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut National des Sciences Appliquée et de TechnologieUniversité de CarthageTunisTunisia
  2. 2.Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, LAMSINUniversité de Tunis El ManarTunisTunisia
  3. 3.LBE, INRANarbonneFrance

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