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  • Baetens Danielle (2000)
    Enhanced biological phosphorus removal: modelling and experimental design.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 261.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Yves Comeau (Ecole Polytechnique, Montr´┐Żl, Canada)
    2. ir. Ron Gerards (Waterleau, Kampenhout, Belgium)
    3. Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (6.4 Mb)

  • Benedetti Lorenzo (2006)
    Probabilistic design and upgrade of wastewater treatment plants in the EU Water Framework Directive context
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 304.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Willi Gujer (EAWAG, Switzerland)
    2. Prof. Ulf Jeppsson (Lund University, Sweden)
    3. Prof. Wolfgang Rauch (Technical University of Innsbruck, Austria)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (6.3 Mb)

  • Boeije Geert (1999)
    Chemical fate prediction for use in geo-referenced environmental exposure assessment.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 225.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. Diederik Schowanek (Procter & Gamble, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium)
    2. Prof. Kees van Leeuwen (RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (1.4 Mb)

  • Claeys Filip (2008)
    A Generic Software Framework for Modelling and Virtual Experimentation with Complex Environmental Systems
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 303.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. dr. ir. Eduardo J. Ayesa Iturrate (CEIT, Spain)
    2. dr. ir. Damien J. Batstone (University of Queensland, Australia)
    3. dr. Peter Aronsson (MathCore Engineering AB, Sweden)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (6.6 Mb)

  • Clement Lieven (2007)
    Statistical validation and spatio-temporal modelling of river monitoring networks
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 243.

    External examiners:
    1. ir. Michiel Blind (RIZA, the Netherlands)
    2. Prof. Dr. Adrian Bowman (University of Glasgow, UK)
    3. Prof. Dr. Anders Grimvall (Linköping University, Sweden)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (6.3 Mb)

  • De Clercq Bob (2003)
    Computational Fluid Dynamics of Settling Tanks: Development of Experiments and Rheological, Settling and Scraper Submodels.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 324.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Peter Krebs (TUDresden, Dresden, Germany)
    2. Dr. David Kinnear (USA)
    3. Prof. John A. McCorquodale (University of New Orleans, USA)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (9.1 Mb)

  • De Clercq Jeriffa (2006)
    Batch and continuous settling of activated sludge: in-depth monitoring and 1D compressive modelling
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 217.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Jean-Luc Vasel (Université de Liège)
    2. ir. Martijn Devisscher (Aquafin NV)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (7.8 Mb)

  • Deksissa Tolessa Chuco (2004)
    Dynamic integrated modelling of basic water quality and fate and effect of organic contaminants in rivers.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 306.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Andreas Braun (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)
    2. Dr. Diederik Schowanek (Proctor & Gamble, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium)
    3. Prof. Rony Blust (University of Antwerpen, Belgium)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (2.9 Mb)

  • De Laender Frederik (2005)
    Predicting effects of chemicals on freshwater ecosystems: model development, validation and application
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Biosciences Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 263.

    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (4.3 Mb)

  • De Pauw Dirk (2005)
    Optimal experimental design for calibration of bioprocess models: a validated software toolbox.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 246.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. E. Ayesa (CEIT, Spain)
    2. Prof. Dr. ir. D. Dochain (UCL, Belgium)
    3. Prof. Dr. ir. S. Marsili-Libelli (University of Florence, Italy)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (5.5 Mb)

  • Deschepper Ellen (2007)
    Lack-of-fit tests and plots based on regional residuals.
    PhD. Thesis. PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 192.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Dr. Jeff Hart (Texas A & M University, USA)
    2. Prof. Dr. Saskia Le Cessie (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
    3. Prof. Dr. M. Aerts (Uhasselt, Belgium)
    Available on-line : Full text (7.9 Mb)

  • Goethals L.M. Peter (2005)
    Data driven development of predictive ecological models for benthic macroinvertebrates in rivers.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 400.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof.Dr.ir. H. Blockeel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    2. Drs. H. Duel (WL Delft Hydraulics, Delft, The Netherlands)
    3. Drs. P. van Puijenbroek (RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (8.2 Mb)

  • Govoreanu Ruxandra (2004)
    Activated sludge flocculation dynamics: on-line measurement methodology and modelling.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 290.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof.Dr. Eberhard Morgenroth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
    2. Dr. Catherine Biggs (University Sheffield, UK)
    3. Dr. Marie-Noelle Pons (CNRS-ENSIC-INPL, France)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (10.4 Mb)

  • Holvoet Katrijn (2006)
    Monitoring and modelling the dynamic fate and behaviour of pesticides in river systems at catchment scale
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 242.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof.Dr. Colin Brown (University of York, UK)
    2. Dr. Christian Stamm (EAWAG, Dübendorf, Switserland)
    3. Dr. Bernhard Gottesbüren (BASF, Limburgerhof, Germany)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (7.2 Mb)

  • Jiang Tao (2007)
    Characterisation and modelling of soluble microbial products in membrane bioreactors
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 241.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Dr. Corine Cabassud (University of Toulouse, France)
    2. Prof.Dr. Gary Amy (Unesco-IHE, The Netherlands)
    3. Prof. Dr. Walter van der Meer (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    4. Dr. Maria Kennedy (Unesco-IHE, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (2.1 Mb)

  • Lequeux Gaspard (2008)
    Metabolic modelling and analysis for the optimisation of Escherichia coli as a production host
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 156.

    External examiners:
    1. Em. Prof. dr. Raymond Cunin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    2. Prof. dr. ir. Gunnar Lidén (Lund University, Sweden)
    3. dr. ir. Rene van der Heijden (SPAD it, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (8.5 Mb)

  • Mahieu Koen (2007)
    Modelling methane oxidation in landfill cover soils using stable isotope ratios
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 123.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. dr. T. Abichou (The Florida A&M University and the Florida State University College of Engineering, USA)
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  • Matamoros David (2004)
    Predicting river concentrations of pesticides from banana plantations under data-poor conditions.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 206.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Pilar Cornejo de Grunauer (ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador)
    2. Prof. Leo Van Biesen (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
    3. Dr. Piet Seuntjens (VITO,Mol, Belgium)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (5.7 Mb)

  • Meirlaen Jurgen (2002)
    Immission based real-time control of the integrated urban wastewater system.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 260.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Willy Bauwens (VUBrussel, Belgium)
    2. Prof. Peter Krebs (TU Dresden, Germany)
    3. Dr. Stefan Weijers (GTD, Boxtel, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (4.1 Mb)

  • Nopens Ingmar (2005)
    Modelling the activated sludge flocculation process: a population balance approach.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 293.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Doraiswami Ramkrishna (Purdue University, USA)
    2. Prof. Alain Vande Wouwer (Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (13 Mb)

  • Petersen Britta (2000)
    Calibration, identifiability and optimal experimental design of activated sludge models.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 337.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Denis Dochain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
    2. Prof. Les Grady (Clemson University, South Carolina, USA)
    3. Prof. Mogens Henze (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)
    Available on-line (pdf format) : Summary -- Full text (4.4 Mb)

  • Rousseau Diederik (2005)
    Performance of constructed treatment wetlands: model-based evaluation and impact of operation and maintenance.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 300.

    External examiners:
    1. dr. G. Langergraber (BOKU, Vienna, Austria)
    2. Prof. dr. ir. J.-L. Vasel (Université de Liège, Belgium)
    3. dr. J. Vymazal (ENKI ops, Czech Republic)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (12 Mb)

  • Sin Gurkan (2004)
    Systematic calibration of activated sludge models.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 372.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. dr.ir. Mark van Loosdrecht (TU-DELFT, The Netherlands)
    2. Dr. Slyvie Gillot (Cemagref, France)
    3. Dr. Eduardo Ayesa (CEIT, Spain)
    Available on-line (pdf format) : Summary -- Full text (6.1 Mb)

  • Solvi Anne-Marie (2007)
    Modelling the sewer-treatment-urban river system in view of the EU Water Framework Directive
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 221.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. David Butler (University of Exeter, UK)
    2. Prof. Paul Lessard (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
    3. Dr. Dirk Muschalla (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
    4. Dr. André Weidenhaupt (Water Management Agency, Luxembourg)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (4.4 Mb)

  • Takács Imre (2008)
    Experiments in activated sludge modelling
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 267.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. Damien Batstone (University of Queensland, Australia)
    2. Prof. Ulf Jeppsson (Lund University, Sweden)
    3. Prof. László Somlyódy (Budapest University of Technology)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (4.3 Mb)

  • Thas Olivier (2001)
    Nonparametrical tests based on sample space partitions
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 280.
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  • Vandenberghe Veronique (2008)
    Methodologies for reduction of output uncertainty of river water quality models
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 271.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Dr. Ir. François Anctil (Université Laval, Canada)
    2. Dr. Bob Crabtree (Water Research Center, UK)
    3. Prof. Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan (Texas A&M University, US)
    Available on-line:Summary -- Full text (5.4 Mb)

  • Vangheluwe Hans (2000)
    Multi-Formalism Modelling and Simulation
    D.Sc. Thesis. Faculty of Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 301.
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  • Vanhooren Henk (2001)
    Modelling for optimisation of biofilm wastewater treatment processes: a complexity compromise.
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 256.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. Jan Liessens (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium)
    2. Prof. Wolfgang Rauch (TU Innsbruck, Austria)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (2.6 Mb)

  • Van Hulle Stijn (2005)
    Modelling, simulation and optimization of autotrophic nitrogen removal processes
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 228.

    External examiners:
    1. ir. J.-W. Mulder (Waterschap Hollandse Delta, The Netherlands)
    2. Prof. Dr. H. Siegrist (EAWAG, Switzerland)
    3. Prof. dr.ir. M. van Loosdrecht (TU-DELFT, The Netherlands)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (3.6 Mb)

  • Van Vooren Lieven (2000)
    Buffer capacity based multipurpose hard- and software sensor for environmental applications
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 338.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Dennis Hawkes (University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK)
    2. Dr. Anders Lynngaard-Jensen (VKI-DHI, Aarhus, Denmark)
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (2.3 Mb)

  • Van Welden Danny (1999)
    Induction of Predictive Models for Dynamical Systems via Data Mining
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 300.
    Available on-line : Summary -- Full text (2.7 Mb)

  • Verdonck Frederik (2003)
    Geo-referenced probabilistic ecological risk assessment
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 200.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. ir. Joanna Jaworska (Procter & Gamble, Belgium)
    2. Drs. Tom Aldenberg (RIVM, The Netherlands)
    3. Dr. Andy Hart (CSL, United Kingdom)
    4. Prof. Dr. Bernadette Govaerts (UCL, Belgium)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (7.2 Mb)

  • Villez Kris (2007)
    Multivariate and qualitative data-analysis for monitoring, diagnosis and control of sequencing batch reactors for wastewater treatment
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 370.

    External examiners:
    1. Prof. Dr. ir. Shankar Narasimhan (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
    2. Prof. Dr. ir. Jean-Philippe Steyer (INRA-LBE, France)
    3. Prof. Dr. ir. Krist Gernaey (Danish Technical University, Denmark)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (15 Mb)

  • Volcke Eveline(2006)
    Modelling, analysis and control of partial nitritation in a SHARON reactor
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. Ghent University. pp. 327.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. Eduardo Ayesa (CEIT, Spain)
    2. Prof. Dr. ir. Jean-Philippe Steyer (INRA-LBE, France)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (6.30 Mb)

  • Zaher Usama El-Sayed (2005)
    Modelling and monitoring the anaerobic digestion process in view of optimisation and smooth operation of WWTP's
    PhD. Thesis. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Ghent University. pp. 346.

    External examiners:
    1. Dr. ir. E. Ayesa (CEIT, Spain)
    2. Dr. ir. H. Spanjers (LeAF, The Netherlands)
    3. Dr. ir. J.-P. Steyer (INRA, France)
    Available on-line: Summary -- Full text (12 Mb)



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