Journal article

Simulation of phage dynamics in multi-reactor models of complex wastewater treatment systems

Konrad Krysiak-Baltyn, Gregory JO Martin, Anthony D Stickland, Peter J Scales, Sally L Gras

BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Existing population models of bacteria and phages have most commonly described single well-mixed reactors. Whilst crucial to gain an understanding of population dynamics, these models are not directly applicable to scenarios requiring multi-reactor models. Using standard approaches we have formulated these models to describe behaviour within multiple interconnected reactors. A model incorporating phage dynamics in wastewater treatment systems was then developed to investigate the potential use of phages as a tool to reduce foaming or bulking. The model couples wastewater treatment dynamics within the commercial software GPS-X (Hydromantis Inc.) with phage dynamics through a newly developed a..

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