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Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering

Control and Decision Strategies in Wastewater Treatment Plants for Operation Improvement

Authors: Santín, Ignacio, Pedret, Carles, Vilanova, Ramon

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  • Examines the operation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) from the perspective of improving effluent water quality while keeping operational costs within constrained limits
  • Includes control operation and decision schemes
  • Is based on the use of benchmarking scenarios that yield easily reproducible results that readers can implement for their own solutions
  • Offers readers essential guidance on the complex control and decision architectures used to boost performance at wastewater treatment plants
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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46366-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83502-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Control and Decision Strategies in Wastewater Treatment Plants for Operation Improvement
Authors
Series Title
Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46367-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46367-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46366-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83502-0
Series ISSN
2213-8986
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 124
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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