Balancing Waste Water Treatment Plant Load Using Branch and Bound

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Abstract

The problem of smoothing dry weather inflow variations for a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) that receives sewage from multiple mixed sewer systems is formulated. A first rough control algorithm that uses branch and bound is presented. The control algorithm uses a form of Model Predictive Control. Trials showed that the algorithm had trouble satisfying two constraints that were initially regarded as ‘soft’ constraints. As a result, a closer look was taken at the feasibility of the problem. A family of simpler problems were derived to do so. These auxiliary problems made it possible to show that for a given subclass feasibility was strongly dependent on the choice of problem parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Open
Pages197-210
Number of pages14
Volume276
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-40814-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-40813-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
Volume276
ISSN (Print)2198-4182
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4190

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