In order to achieve fuzzy control of denitrification in a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) brewery wastewater was used as the substrate. The effects of brewery wastewater, sodium acetate, methanol and endogenous carbon source on the relationships between pH, ORP and denitrification were investigated. Also different quantities of brewery wastewater were examined. All the results indicated that the nitrate apex and nitrate knee occurred in the pH and ORP profiles at the end of denitrification. And when carbon was the limiting factor, through comparing the different increasing rate of pH whether the carbon was enough or not could be known, and when the carbon should be added again could be decided. On the basis of this, the fuzzy controller for denitrification in SBR was constructed, and the on-line fuzzy control experiments comparing three methods of carbon addition were carried out. The results showed that continuous carbon addition at a low rate might be the best method, it could not only give higher denitrification rate but also reduce the re-aeration time as much as possible. It appears promising to use pH and ORP as fuzzy control parameters to control the denitrification time and the addition of carbon.

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