[Post-doc ended] Nesrine Kalboussi: Optimisation of water and nutrient resources in agriculture, including treated waste water reuse

Optimisation of water and nutrient resources in agriculture, including treated waste water reuse

  • Starting: 1st May 2018
  • Field(s): Digital agriculture, model optimization
  • Co-Supervisors: Carole Sinfort (Montpellier SupAgro, UMR ITAP) & Alain Rapaport (UMR MISTEA)
  • Funding: #DigitAg – Challenge 1 – Axis 6

Keywords: digital agriculture, optimization, modelling, life cycle assessement, LCA

Abstract

Depending on the crop and its development stage, nutriment needs are different in quantity (concentration in irrigation water) and also in quality. Mixing water from different stages of the treatment process is a solution to adapt water quality to crop needs and to reduce the use of fresh water. The control of this mixing process must consider all parts of the chain from the raw sewage entering the treatment plant to the crop development: treatment outputs (nutrient concentrations), transport and distribution of water (clogging), crop growing. We propose to develop an integrated software platform that will associate simplified models of the different steps to identify possible solutions, including adaptation of tertiary treatments. Optimizing the solution will integrate yield, cost and environmental burden. The latter will be evaluated through Life Cycle Assessment, addressing the conceptual approach to apply this method to reuse applications.

 

Contact:  nesrine.kalboussi [AT] supagro.fr – 0609229538

Social Networks:  ResearchGate

Communications /Publications

Cerón-Vivas, A., Kalboussi, N., Morgan-Sagastume, J. M., Harmand, J., & Noyola, A. (2018). Model assessment of the prevailing fouling mechanisms in a submerged membrane anaerobic reactor treating low-strength wastewater. Bioresource technology, 268, 460-469 – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.08.017

Kalboussi, N., A. Rapaport, T. Bayen, N. Ben Amar, F.Ellouze, J. Harmand (2018). Optimal control of physical backwash strategy – towards the enhancement of membrane filtration process performance. Journal of Membrane Science, 545 (38-48) –  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2017.09.053

Kalboussi, N., Harmand, J., Ellouze, F., Ben Amar, N. (2017). Optimization of membrane filtration systems. In: 2017 International Conference on Control, Automation and Diagnosis (ICCAD), IEEE Xplore, pp. 258-262 – https://doi.org/10.1109/CADIAG.2017.8075667

Kalboussi, N., A. Rapaport, T. Bayen, N. Ben Amar, F.Ellouze, J. Harmand (2017). Optimal control of a membrane filtration system. IFAC-PapersOnLine. 50(1),  8704–8709 – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1554

Kalboussi N., Harmand J., Ellouze F., N. Ben Amar.(2017). Optimal Scheduling and Fouling Control in Membrane Bioreactor. In : Mannina G. (eds) Frontiers in Wastewater Treatment and Modelling. FICWTM 2017. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 4. pp 239-244. – https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58421-8_38