Fuzzy Control of a Wastewater Treatment Process

  • Alina Chiroşcă
  • George Dumitraşcu
  • Marian Barbu
  • Sergiu Caraman
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 10)


The paper deals with the fuzzy control of a waste water treatment process in which the organic substances are removed. The process is treated as a multi variable process, having the dilution rate, the aeration rate and the recycling rate as control inputs and the dissolved oxygen and the substrate concentrations in the effluent as output variables. The process sensitivities with respect to the control inputs in the case of indirect control through the control of dissolved oxygen concentration and of the direct control of substrate were studied. In all cases fuzzy controllers were used. It was also shown that fuzzy control provides good results in the presence of disturbances and parametric uncertainties of the model.


Wastewater Treatment Dilution Rate Fuzzy Control Fuzzy Controller Dissolve Oxygen Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alina Chiroşcă
    • 1
  • George Dumitraşcu
    • 1
  • Marian Barbu
    • 1
  • Sergiu Caraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Automatic Control“Dunărea de Jos” University of GalaţiGalaţiRomânia

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