Adapting dynamic mathematical models to a pilot anaerobic digestion reactor
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Original versionHaugen, F., Bakke, R. & Lie, B. Adapting dynamic mathematical models to a pilot anaerobic digestion reactor. Modeling, Identification and Control 2013;34(2):35-54 http://dx.doi.org/10.4173/mic.2013.2.1
A dynamic model has been adapted to a pilot anaerobic reactor fed diarymanure. Both steady-state data from online sensors and laboratory analysis anddynamic operational data from online sensors are used in the model adaptation.The model is based on material balances, and comprises four state variables,namely biodegradable volatile solids, volatile fatty acids, acid generatingmicrobes (acidogens), and methane generating microbes (methanogens). The modelcan predict the methane gas flow produced in the reactor. The model may beused for optimal reactor design and operation, state-estimation and control.Also, a dynamic model for the reactor temperature based on energy balance ofthe liquid in the reactor is adapted. This model may be used for optimizationand control when energy and economy are taken into account.