Anaerobic digestion plants are highly efficient wastewater treatment processes with inherent energy production. Despite these advantages, many industries are still reluctant to use them because of their instability confronted with changes in operating conditions. There is therefore great potential for application of instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) in the field of anaerobic digestion. This paper will discuss the requirements (in terms of on-line sensors needed, modelling efforts and mathematical complexity) but also the advantages and drawbacks of different control strategies that have been applied to AD high rate processes over the last 15 years.
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Research Article| February 01 2006
Lessons learnt from 15 years of ICA in anaerobic digesters
Water Sci Technol (2006) 53 (4-5): 25–33.
J.P. Steyer, O. Bernard, D.J. Batstone, I. Angelidaki; Lessons learnt from 15 years of ICA in anaerobic digesters. Water Sci Technol 1 February 2006; 53 (4-5): 25–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.107
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