Special Issue "Advances in Modeling Anaerobic Digestion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: systems biology; mathematical modeling; microbiomes; anaerobic digestion; microbial ecology; microbial biotechnology; bioinformatics
Interests: anaerobic digestion; anaerobic fermentation; microbial ecology; modeling of microbial communities; multi-omics
Interests: anaerobic digestion; biogas technology; model development and validation; process monitoring and control; assessment and enhancement of laboratory methods
Anaerobic digestion is a naturally occurring multi-step process in which organic material is ultimately transformed to methane by a complex microbial community. While also occurring in natural habitats, this process is most prominently harnessed in biogas plants, providing a source of renewable energy and utilizing waste streams. Process-based mathematical modeling of anerobic digestion has a long tradition. It has been crucial in uncovering the intricate biotic and abiotic interactions and dependencies driving the process, and has been indispensable for optimizing reactor performance. Suitable models are also reliable tools for plant design or the development of new processes and applications such as in-situ methanization (Power2Gas), the carboxylate platform, or flexible on-demand reactor operation.
This Special Issue will focus on recent developments and applications in anaerobic process modeling. Contributions providing novel theoretical insights into process dynamics, as well as studies incorporating experimental data (from lab- to industry-scale), are invited. In both cases, the implications of reported findings or modeling concepts for future anaerobic digestion applications should be stated.
We are particularly interested in contributions related to the following topics:
- Model development, including
-Enhancement of existing models;
-Microbial species-resolved approaches;
-OMICS data integration;
-Novel AD processes and applications.
- Model application and validation;
- Parameter estimation and system identification;
- Model-based process monitoring and control;
- Novel modeling concepts (e.g., AI applications).
We are looking forward to your contribution! Please contact us with any questions.
Dr. Florian Centler
Dr. Denny Popp
Dr. Sören Weinrich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- anaerobic digestion
- biogas technology
- model development
- parameter estimation
- process control
- process optimization
- quantitative modeling