Optimization of Urban Wastewater Systems using Model Based Design and Control: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Carlos Alberto Velez Quintero

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December 15, 2012 by CRC Press
Monograph - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781138000025 - CAT# K16776

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Features

  • Describes a methodology developed to optimize the design and control of sewers and wastewater treatment plants considering the dynamic interaction between the components of an urban wastewater system
  • Provides a detailed description of the steps required for the implementation of an integrated model of the urban wastewater system including the sewer, the wastewater treatment, and the receiving system (river)
  • Describes benefits and limitations of using multi-objective optimization tools
  • Presents two alternatives to reduce the computing demand: parallel computing in the cloud and surrogate modelling

Summary

A considerable amount of scientific evidence has been collected leading to the conclusion that urban wastewater components should be designed as one integrated system, in order to protect the receiving waters cost-effectively. Moreover, there is a need to optimize the design and operation of the sewerage network and wastewater treatment plant (WwTP) considering the dynamic interactions between them and the receiving waters. This book introduces a method called Model Based Design and Control (MoDeCo) for the optimum design and control of urban wastewater components. The book presents a detailed description of the integration of modelling tools for the sewer, the wastewater treatment plants and the rivers. The complex modelling structure used for the integrated model challenge previous applications of integrated modelling approaches presented in scientific literature. The combination of modelling tools and multi-objective evolutionary algorithms demonstrated in this book represent an excellent tool for designers and managers of urban wastewater infrastructure. This book also presents two alternatives to solve the computing demand of the optimization of integrated systems in practical applications: the use of surrogate modelling tools and the use of cloud computer infrastructure for parallel computing.

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