The course will provide a broad introduction into the fundamentals of modeling water treatment systems. The topics are:

  • Introduction into modeling and simulation
  • The material balance equations, transport processes, transformation processes (kinetics, stoichiometry, conservation)
  • Ideal reactors
  • Hydraulic residence time distribution and modeling of real reactors
  • Dynamic behavior of reactor systems
  • Systems analytical tools: Sensitivity, parameter identification, error propagation, Monte Carlo simulation
  • Introduction to process control (PID controller, fuzzy control)