Instrumentation Control and Automation for Waste-Water Treatment Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080179766, 9781483159294

Instrumentation Control and Automation for Waste-Water Treatment Systems

1st Edition

Progress in Water Technology

Editors: J. F. Andrews R. Briggs S. H. Jenkins
eBook ISBN: 9781483159294
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 590
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Progress in Water Technology, Volume 6: Instrumentation Control and Automation for Waste-Water Treatment Systems contains the proceedings of the International Association on Water Pollution Research Workshop on Instrumentation Control and Automation for Waste-water Treatment Systems, held in London in September 1973. Contributors review major advances that have been made in instrumentation control and automation of wastewater treatment. This volume consists of 70 chapters organized into six sections. The work of the Directorate General Water Engineering in the Department of the Environment in the UK and the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States with respect to promotion of instrumentation, control, and automation for wastewater treatment systems is first discussed. This discussion is followed by a chapter that describes the effects of water pollution legislation in The Netherlands on the selection of wastewater treatment plants and their consequences for consulting engineers regarding process, technical, and economical feasibility. A real-time water quality management system for a major river in Pennsylvania is also considered, along with effluent control and instrumentation in Europe. The chapters that follow focus on instrumentation and control problems in the design of a modern sewage works; installation of field equipment in automated process control systems; process control for biological treatment of organic industrial wastewaters; and the use of computers to control sewage treatment. This book will be of interest to authorities, planners, and policymakers involved in wastewater treatment and water pollution control.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Conference Chairmen

Opening Address


Session I Instrumentation, Automation and Control for Waste-water Treatment Systems

1. The DGWE's Contribution to the Promotion of Instrumentation, Control and Automation for Waste-water Treatment Systems

2. United States Environmental Protection Agency Activities in Instrumentation, Automation and Control

3. A Dutch Approach Towards Sewage Treatment and Automation of Sewage Treatment Plants

4. Water-Quality Control, Treatment and Automation of River Systems

5. Effluent Control and Instrumentation in Europe

6. Potential Computer Use in Coordinating the Combined Sewer-Collection Systems with Storage Reservoirs, Treatment Plants, Receiving Streams and Power Demands for Flood and Pollution Control

7. The Construction Industry Research and Information Association Optimization Study of Sewage Treatment: Its Significance for the Control of Treatment Works

8. Instrumentation and Control Problems in the Design of a Modern Sewage Works

9. State Development of Waste-water Treatment Plant Performance Surveillance and Evaluation Systems

10. Problems Involved in Automating the Waste-water Treatment Plant

11. Automatic Control of the Activated-Sludge Process and Potential Savings in Treatment Costs

12. Operational Control of the Activated-Sludge Process Return-Sludge-Flow Control

Discussion, Session I

Session II Instrumentation for Measurement of Waste-water Characteristics

13. Instrumentation and Control in Sewage Treatment

14. Sludge Solids Concentration and Velocity-Flow Measurement Using Electrical Noise Techniques

15. Continuous Monitoring of Suspended Solids, Temperature, DO, NH3 and NO3 in Activated-Sludge Treatment

16. Measurement of Sludge Density by Ultrasonic Wave

17. The Development of a System for the Automatic Withdrawal of Raw Sludge from a Primary Sedimentation Tank

18. Experience in Instrumental and Automated Determination of Organic Matter in Sewages and Effluents

19. The Measurement of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in Waters and Effluents

20. Hydromat. A Continuous COD-Measuring Instrument

21. Quick-Time Instrumental Measurements of Waste-water Organic Characteristics

22. Magnetic Flow Meters (A New Sludge Meter)

23. Flow Measurement

24. Pneumatic and Hydraulic Pump-Control Device

25. Dissolved Oxygen Control of Activated-Sludge Process

26. Dissolved Oxygen Control for the Activated-Sludge Process

27. Automatic Control of Oxford Diffused Air Aeration Plant with Dissolved Oxygen Probes

28. Automatic On-line Selective-Ion Monitor

29. Instrumental Measurement of Suspended Solids for Activated-Sludge Plant Control

Discussion, Session (II)

Session III Control Systems for Waste-water Treatment (1)

30. Development of Control Strategies for Waste-water Treatment Plants

31. Possibilities for the Control of an Activated-Sludge Treatment Plant

32. Carbarns Pollution-Control Works: Process Control in Waste-water Treatment

33. A Unified Approach to Process Control Systems

34. Commercially Available Proven Measuring and Control Systems—A Critical Review of US Practice

35. Planning a Necessary Prerequisite to Automation Design

36. Installation of Field Equipment in Automated Process Control Systems

37. Load Balancing at Greater London Council Works

38. Automatic Flow Balancing

39. Process Control for Biological Treatment of Organic Industrial Waste-waters

40. Control and Stability of Industrial, Activated-Sludge Plants Subject to Toxic or Inhibitory Waste Load Fluctuation

Discussion, Session III

Session IV Control Systems for Waste-water Treatment (2)

41. Activated-Sludge Process Control: Instrumentation and Computer

42. The Design of a Flexible Control System for an Activated Sludge Plant

43. Emphasis of Hydraulic Factors in Biological Process Control

44. Control Strategies for the Activated-sludge Process

45. Biological Treatment of Waste Waters and Process Automation

46. Chlorine Residual Control in Waste-water Treatment

47. Control of Dentrification Process at Waste-water Treatment Plant

48. Automation of Whitlingham Works, Norwich

49. Has Your Treatment Works Too Many Instruments?

50. What Degree of Automation?—Blackbirds Works—Case Study

51. Control Equipment Installation—Blackbirds Works—Case Study

Discussion, Session IV

Session V Computer Control for Waste-water Systems

52. An Application Study of Computer Control for Sewage Treatment

53. Data Management and Computerized Control of Secondary Waste-water Treatment Plant

54. An Introduction to Computers in Process Control

55. Interfacing the Sewer Network with the Treatment Plant

56. Wigan Hoscar Sewage-disposal Works—Instrumentation and Control

57. Interfacing the Process Computer with the Plant Operator

58. Interfacing the Computer and the Plant to the Operator

59. The Interface between the Operator and the Computer-Controlled Waste-water Treatment Plant

60. The Design of Control-Room Panels

61. Computer Monitoring and Control for the Primary Tanks at the Philadelphia Southwest Water Pollution-control Plant

62. Activated-Sludge Waste-water Treatment Plant Control by Instrumentation and Computer

63. Computer Application at Chicago's Salt Creek Water-Reclamation Plant

64. Design of Waste-water Treatment Plants for Computer Control

65. Combined Sewage Sludge and Refuse Incineration. The First British Plant

Discussion, Session V

Session VI Computer Control for Waste-water Treatment Systems

66. Instrumentation and Computer Systems for Automatic Control of Chicago's Salt Creek Water-Reclamation Plant

67. Design of Activated-Sludge Plants for Computer Control

68. Physical-Chemical Waste-water Treatment under Digital Computer Control

69. Computer Applications in a Chemical/Physical Waste-water Treatment Plant

70. Direct Digital Control of Central Contra Cost Sanitary District Water-Reclamation Plant

Discussion, Session VI

Author Index

Subject Index


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J. F. Andrews

R. Briggs

S. H. Jenkins