Journal of Scientific Computing

, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 1267–1280 | Cite as

Modelling of Biological Decontamination of a Water Resource in Natural Environment and Related Feedback Strategies

  • S. Barbier
  • A. Rapaport
  • A. Rousseau


We show how to combine numerical schemes and calibration of systems of o.d.e. to provide efficient feedback strategies for the biological decontamination of water resources. For natural resources, we retain to introduce any bacteria in the resource and treat it aside preserving a constant volume of the resource at any time. The feedback strategies are derived from the minimal time synthesis of the system of o.d.e.


Biological water treatment Hydrodynamics Continuous bioreactors Optimal control Numerical simulations Reduced modelling 

Mathematics Subject Classifications

35Q35 35Q30 93A30 49J15 



The authors were supported by the research programs LEFE-INSU CoCoA, LabEx NUMEV and Inria associated team DYMECOS. The authors also want to thank Vincent Guinot and Jérôme Harmand for fruitful discussions related to this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UMR INRA SupAgro MISTEAMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.EPI MODEMIC, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis MéditerranéeSophia-AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.Inria and IMAG, Team LEM0NMontpellier Cedex 5France

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