N-Removal on Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Process Control Approach
Ramon Vilanova, Reza Katebi, NoraLiza Wahab
DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.31001   PDF    HTML     7,248 Downloads   14,471 Views   Citations


A multilayered control design approach is proposed here. Starting with the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) control loop in the last aerated tank, the control of the recirculation sludge is added next. Once the limitations of this two-loop control strategy are highlighted, a cascade control loop is proposed. This cascade control is further enhanced by a feed-forward control action that makes use of influent ammonia concentration. The resulting cascade+feedforward control configuration achieves satisfactory nitrogen removal for the three influent operating conditions (dry, rain and storm.)

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R. Vilanova, R. Katebi and N. Wahab, "N-Removal on Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Process Control Approach," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.31001.

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