Anaerobic digestion is an important biological treatment process of organic wastes which allows producing biogas.
This biogas can in turn be exploited to generate heat and/or electricity. Anaerobic digestion is an essential component in industrial process sustainability and has many applications. In recent years, we have developed research around several topics:
- information content of the hydrogen concentration in the biogas analysis to help monitoring the process
- development of a neural network-based monitoring system for a complex anaerobic digestion process treating beer manufacturing effluents
- mathematical modeling and estimation of phage treatment against foaming caused by filamentous bacteria
- start-up procedures, state estimation and extremum seeking control of anaerobic digestion processes