Impact of the flocculation state on hindered and compression settling: experimental evidence and overview of available modelling frameworks

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In order to move towards advanced 1-D models for secondary settling a more thorough understanding of compression is necessary. The inability of the current modelling frameworks to capture the variability in the compression phenomenon indicates that there is still something missing in the expression describing compressive settling. This can potentially be attributed to phenomena such as variations in the flocculation state and segregation of particles during settling which are not considered in the current modelling frameworks. In this work evidence is provided to support this hypothesis together with a brief overview of possible extensions/alternatives to the current modelling frameworks allowing for a changing flocculation state.


  • Elena Torfs
  • Florent Locatelli
  • Sophie Balemans
  • Stefan Diehl
  • Raimund Burger
  • Pierre Francois
  • Julien Laurant
  • Ingmar Nopens
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Concepción
  • University of Strasbourg
  • Ghent University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Matematisk analys
  • Vattenteknik


Titel på värdpublikation9th IWA Symposium on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment (Watermatex)
Antal sidor5
StatusPublished - 2015
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang9th IWA Symposium on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment (Watermatex) -, Gold Coast, Australien
Varaktighet: 2015 jun 142015 jun 17


Konferens9th IWA Symposium on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment (Watermatex)
Ort Gold Coast