Control and Decision Strategies in Wastewater Treatment Plants for Operation Improvement

  • Ignacio Santín
  • Carles Pedret
  • Ramón Vilanova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 5-15
  4. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 17-33
  5. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 35-43
  6. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 45-66
  7. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 89-95
  8. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 97-110
  9. Ignacio Santín, Carles Pedret, Ramón Vilanova
    Pages 111-113
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 115-124

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the operation of biological wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), with a focus on maintaining effluent water quality while keeping operational costs within constrained limits. It includes control operation and decision schemes and is based on the use of benchmarking scenarios that yield easily reproducible results that readers can implement for their own solutions. The final criterion is the effect of the applied control strategy on plant performance – specifically, improving effluent quality, reducing costs and avoiding violations of established effluent limits. The evaluation of the different control strategies is achieved with the help of two Benchmark Simulation Models (BSM1, BSM2).

Given the complexity of the biological and biochemical processes involved and the major fluctuations in the influent flow rate, controlling WWTPs poses a serious challenge. Further, the importance of control goal formulation and control structure design in relation to WWTP process control is widely recognized. Of particular interest are the regulations governing the compliance with effluent criteria. Authorities measure compliance with these criteria on the basis of long or short timeframes, and the legal constraints imposed on effluent pollutant concentrations are among the most essential aspects of control structures for WWTPs. This book explores all these facets in detail.

Keywords

Control of Complex Systems Decision Architectures Reducing Operational Costs WWTP Complex Nonlinear Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Ignacio Santín
    • 1
  • Carles Pedret
    • 2
  • Ramón Vilanova
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Telecommunications and Systems EngineeringUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Department of Telecommunications and Systems EngineeringUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  3. 3.Department of Telecommunications and Systems EngineeringUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46367-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46366-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46367-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-8986
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-8994
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