Respirometry in control of the activated sludge process : principles

H. Spanjers, P.A. Vanrolleghem, G. Olsson, P.L. Dold

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The report describes the principles of measurement of respiration rate, the transformation of measurement data into other types of information, and the application of the obtained information in process control strategies. Some fundamental concepts on biological respiration and process control are provided to assist the reader with understanding the principles. A structured overview comprises some eighty control strategies in which respirometry plays a role. An extensive literature list of over 500 references is included and classified into themes. Contents: * Fundamentals of respiration; * Measuring principles; * Measured and deduced variables ; * Elementary control concepts; * Respirometry in control of the activated sludge process; * Summary and perspectives
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)9781900222044
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Publication series

NameScientific and technical report / International Association on Water Quality
ISSN (Print)1025-0913


  • waste water treatment
  • water treatment
  • biological treatment
  • biological fixed-film systems
  • biofilms
  • sewage sludge
  • sludges
  • disposal
  • slurries
  • processing
  • handling


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