Optimizing Water Quality in a River Section
Since early times, rivers have been not only sources of life but also water discharge receivers (both from industrial and urban origin) from the human settlements on their banks. This fact brings with it that pollutant matter concentration surpasses healthy levels in some sections of the rivers. In our paper, we use mathematical modeling and optimal control theory to simulate one of most common strategies in the pollution reduction of a river section: clear water injection into the channel from a nearby reservoir. In this process of increasing the river flow by controlled releases of water from reservoirs, the main problem consists (once the injection point has been chosen by geophysical reasons) of finding the minimum quantity of water which needs to be injected into the river section in order to purify it to a desired level.
KeywordsAdmissible Control Optimal Control Theory River Section Water Quality Analysis Exact Penalty Function
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