Three biochemical models for biological excess phosphorus removal are critically analysed: the Comeau/Wentzel, Mino and modified Mino models. There is agreement between the models except in one respect, the generation of reducing equivalents (NADH2) required to convert acetate to poly-β-hydroxybutyrate under anaerobic conditions. In this regard a procedure is suggested to determine which of the models' premises are correct.
Evaluation of Biochemical Models for Biological Excess Phosphorus Removal
M. C. Wentzel, L. H. Lötter, G. A. Ekama, R. E. Loewenthal, G. v. R. Marais; Evaluation of Biochemical Models for Biological Excess Phosphorus Removal. Water Sci Technol 1 February 1991; 23 (4-6): 567–576. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1991.0506
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