Title: Mathematical modelling and simulation for biogas production from organic waste

Authors: Liliana Delgadillo-Mirquez; Mauricio Hernández-Sarabia; Maximiliano Machado-Higuera

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Ibagué, Ibague, Tolima, CP 73001, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Ibagué, Ibague, Tolima, CP 73001, Colombia ' Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Universidad de Ibagué, Ibague, Tolima, CP 73001, Colombia

Abstract: This paper introduces the modelling, simulation of anaerobic digestion process for biogas production from organic waste. Insight on the relevant model parameters is obtained by performing a sensitivity analysis, followed by the estimation of the selected candidates using a sequential quadratic programming algorithm. Calibration and validation of the model are based on experimental data obtained from a pilot-scaled plant, showing that the proposed model is able to correctly predict the Methane production dynamics from few key measurements.

Keywords: anaerobic digestion model; biogas production from organic waste; kinetic coefficients of the biogas production model; modelling and simulation of the simplified biogas process; parameter linking to methanogenic reaction; sensitivity analysis of the biogas production model; sequential quadratic programming applied to bioprocess modelling; simulation of biogas production from the organicwaste; stoichiometric coefficients of the biogas production model; validation of the simplified biogas production model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESMS.2018.091927

International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2018 Vol.10 No.2, pp.97 - 102

Received: 19 Dec 2016
Accepted: 24 Jun 2017

Published online: 15 May 2018 *

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