Numerical simulation of bioprocesses

The main objective is to improve the knowledge of the contaminant removal processes that take place in wastewater treatment systems by using numerical models. These models are useful tools for the design and operation of natural wastewater treatment systems.

The group has developed an innovative numerical model for constructed wetland based on biokinetic systems which describe degradation and transformation of organic matter and other constituents of the wastewater.

The model describes the water flow in constructed wetland by Darcy's law, while transport and reaction of different pollutants are described by the transport equation in saturated porous medium for each of the components considered in the Constructed Wetlands Model Number 1 (CWM1).