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anaerobic digestion and sewage plant sub-models

Dalemo, Magnus (1996). The ORWARE simulation model. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Rapport - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för lantbruksteknik ; 216

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The ORWARE model is intended as a tool for simulating different systems for handling organic liquid and solid waste in a densely populated area. The model includes truck transport, incineration, landfill, composting, anaerobic digestion, sewer transport, sewage plant, residue transport and spreading of residues on arable land. All physical flows in the model are described by the same variable vector including 43 substances. The output of the model consists of energy flows, emissions to air and water and the amount of residues returned to arable land, including pollutants and nutrients. The development of an anaerobic digestion sub-model and sewage plant sub-model, included in the ORWARE-model, is described in detail. The anaerobic digestion sub-model included in ORWARE is based on a continuous, single-stage, mixed-tank reactor operating under meso-philic conditions. Degradation dynamics are calculated based on the substrate’s composition of fat, protein and carbohydrates and the retention time. The sewage plant sub-model includes mechanical, biological and chemical purification of the wastewater, as well as anaerobic digestion and dewatering of the sewage sludge. Evaluation of waste handling scenarios indicate, e.g., that source separation systems combined with biological treatment of the organic solid fraction generate lower environmental impacts and a higher recirculation of nutrients, but a lower energy turnover, compared with the incineration or landfilling.

Authors/Creators:Dalemo, Magnus
Title:The ORWARE simulation model
Subtitle:anaerobic digestion and sewage plant sub-models
Series Name/Journal:Rapport - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för lantbruksteknik
Year of publishing :1996
Number of Pages:26
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Institutionen för lantbruksteknik, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > TECHNOLOGY > Bioengineering
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area technology > Agricultural engineering
Keywords:Systems Analysis, Integrated Waste Management, Organic Waste, Modelling, Anaerobic Digestion, Sewage Plant, Environmental Impact, Plant Nutrients Recirculation
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ID Code:4003
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: Erica Lövgren
Deposited On:27 Oct 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:27

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