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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant
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This work was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP120100304) with input from Melbourne Water, South Australia Water and Water Corporation. Sally Gras and Gregory Martin are supported by The ARC Dairy Innovation Hub (IH120100005).