Instrumentation, Control and Automation of Water and Wastewater Treatment and Transport Systems

Instrumentation, Control and Automation of Water and Wastewater Treatment and Transport Systems

Proceedings of the 5th IAWPRC Workshop Held in Yokohama and Kyoto, Japan, 26 July–3 August 1990

1st Edition - January 1, 1990

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  • Editor: R. Briggs
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Instrumentation, Control and Automation of Water and Wastewater Treatment and Transport Systems documents the proceedings of the 5th IAWPRC Workshop held in Yokohama and Kyoto, Japan, 26 July-3 August 1990. The papers presented at this Workshop have emphasized the following aspects: • new sensor technology based on developments in electrochemistry, fiber optics, and electro-optics; • research into materials such as those needed to produce membranes of the required selectivity, for immobilization of reactive species, and for addition of reagents and standards; • the use of inferential measurements coupled with expert system technology; • the ever-increasing power of microprocessors and the continuing reduction in their unit costs; • better communications capability; • improved mathematical modeling; • an increased awareness of the improved management that results from the timely availability of relevant data to the appropriate levels in the management hierarchy. This book, together with the proceedings of previous workshops, provides what is probably the most comprehensive account of the state of the art and recent developments in instrumentation, control, and automation as applied to the water and water-using industries, and as such will be invaluable to the practitioner, the researcher, and the student community.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial

    Invited Lectures — Yokohama Session

    Integrated Waterworks Management System: Current Status and Future Tasks

    Wessex Water's Integrated Water Distribution Management System

    Supervisory Control System for Sludge Treatment Plant

    Supervisory Control System for Sludge Transportation

    Kyoto Session (Oral Presentations) Instrumentation

    Water Treatment

    Instrumentation and Control in the UK Water Industry: A Review

    On-line Monitoring of Residual Chlorine

    Anaerobic Processes

    Anaerobic Process Control by Automated Bicarbonate Monitoring

    Oxygen Demand Monitoring

    The Continuous Measurement of Short-time BOD

    On-line Meter for Respiration Rate and Short-term Biochemical Oxygen Demand in the Control of the Activated Sludge Process

    BOD Measurement of Non-toxic Wastewaters with an Improved Microbial Probe

    Continuous Follow-up of Aerated Granular Biofilters with On-line Sensors

    Operation and Control

    Parameter Estimation

    Non-Linear Programming Problems of Wastewater Treatment Processes

    Application of a System with Automatic Control of Aeration Time to the Intermittent-Aeration Activated Sludge Process in an Existing Wastewater Treatment Plant

    On Identifiability of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration Dynamics

    Statistical Modeling and Control

    System Identification and Control of Activated Sludge Process by Use of Autoregressive Model

    Automatic Measurement and Statistical Analysis of Operation Data on Drying Fluidized-Bed Incineration Plant

    Operator Control

    Application of Statistical Process Control (SPC) in Electronic Waste Effluent Treatment Plant — Malaysian Experience

    A Wastewater/Water Process Monitoring System Allowing Operational Control — Developed by an Operational Manager

    Computer Aided Plant Operation in Wastewater Treatment

    Computerized Data Management Applications for Improvement in Operation of Municipal and Industrial Treatment Plants

    Nutrient Removal

    A Real Time Measurement System for an Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Alkalinity and pH-Control in Activated Sludge Plants with Nitrification

    Automated On-line Control Strategy for the Optimization of Nutrient Removal Processes

    Knowledge Based Systems

    Advanced Treatment

    Application of Expert System Technology to Control of Biological Phosphorus Removal Plant

    Process Control and Expert Systems for Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Water and Wastewater Treatment

    Knowledge Based Systems for Operation of Wastewater Treatment Processes

    A New Expert System Based on Deep Knowledge for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Intelligent Support System for Water and Sewage Treatment Plants which Includes a Past History Learning Function

    Coagulant Injection Guidance System Using Neuralnet Algorithm

    Knowledge Representation of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operating History and Current State

    Rule-Based Expert System for the Control of the Activated Sludge Process

    Fuzzy Control Systems

    On-line Expert System for Sewage Pump Control with Fuzzy Inference

    Fuzzy Control System for Pre-chlorination at Sagamihara Water Purification Plant

    Case Histories

    Collection Systems

    Effectiveness of the Treatment and Retention of Rainwater in Networks: Evaluation with Continuous Measurement of Pollution

    Rainfall Information Network in Osaka City

    Wastewater Treatment: Nutrient Removal

    Practical Full Scale Experiences of the Dynamics of Biological Nitrogen Removal

    Alkalinity and Turbidity Measurements as Feedback Controls to Improve Performance of a Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal System

    Water Collection, Treatment and Distribution

    Application of ICA to a River Abstraction Treatment Works

    Investing in Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Telemetry: A Case Study

    North West Water, a Regional Telemetry Scheme

    Process Computers in the Swedish Water Industry

    Automatic Water Quality Monitoring Systems for Distribution Systems

    Computer Modeling and Control in an Urban Water Supply and Distribution System

    Real Time Supervision and Simulation of the Water Distribution Network in the City of Malmo, Sweden

    Wastewater Treatment Optimization

    Real-Time Biological Process Optimization Using On-line Monitoring

    Control of Polymer Consumption for Sludge Dewatering: the Japanese experience

    Wastewater Treatment: Large Cities

    Implementation of Computer Controlled Energy Use Optimization in a Large Activated Sludge Plant

    The Supervisory Control System at Toba Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kyoto City

    Operational Experience with Different Control Systems and Control Loops in Sewage Treatment Plants


    Simulation for Cost Optimization and Control

    An Optimization Package for Locating and Sizing Wastewater Treatment Works

    Modular/Multi-Purpose Modeling System for the Simulation and Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants: an Onnovative Approach

    Cost Optimization: Water Supply

    A Study on the Cost Minimization of a Water Supply System with a Buffer Reservoir and Advanced Treatment Facilities

    Issues in Planning and Implementation

    Development of Wastewater Standards in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Impact on Automation Engineering

    Process Computer System Construction and Check-out Experiences

    Information Technology Master Plan for the Sao Paulo State Water Company

    Human Factors

    Top Management's Perspective of Critical Variables in Control System Success

    "Vocalized" Integration of Computerized Wastewater Operations

    Kyoto Session (Poster Presentations) Modeling

    Influent Water Quality

    Time Series Analysis of Wastewater Quality

    Activated Sludge Treatment

    Estimation of the Monod Model Coefficients for Dynamic Systems Using Actual Activated Sludge Plant Data

    Modeling Design and Operation of Activated Sludge Plants for Priority Pollutant Removal

    Biological Filters

    Overcoming of Certain Discrepancies in Formula for Recirculation of Biological Filters


    Analytical and Numerical Description of the Settling Process in the Activated Sludge Operation

    Using Shock Wave Theory to Predict Secondary Clarifier Performance

    A Generalized Dynamic Model of the Thickening/Clarification Process

    Sludge Treatment

    A Unified Model for Anaerobic Treatment Systems

    Simulation and Control in Process Plants


    Computer Modeling of Chlorine Concentrations in Water Distribution System

    Operations and Control Methods

    Collection Systems

    Power-Optimal Control of a Municipal Sewer System

    Activated Sludge Treatment

    Advanced Control Strategies for the Activated Sludge Process by the ATU-rr Meter

    A Study of Development on DO, MLSS and Some other Control Systems

    Stochastic Real Time Control of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation

    Mathematical Model Simulation and Evaluation of MLSS Control Strategies in an Activated Sludge Process

    Development of an Automatic Intermittent Aeration Wastewater Treatment Process Using Sludge Settleability Monitored by a Light-Beam Sensor

    Sludge Treatment

    Concentration Control of the Axial Discharge Type Centrifugal Thickener

    Application of Generic Model Control to the pH Control of a Single-Stage High-Rate Anaerobic Reactor

    Automatic Control of a Fluidized Bed Incinerator with a Dryer


    Computer Simulation of Chlorine and Alkali Dose Control in Water Purification Plants

    A Stochastic Approach to Chemical Dosage Requirements for Small Treatment Plants


    Dynamic Analysis Concerning Water Quality in Distribution Networks and Advanced Control for Chlorine Injection


    Water Quality Monitoring

    Fish Image Monitoring System for Detecting Acute Toxicants in Water

    Proposal of New Indices and Detection of Nerve Poisons

    Protection of Surface Water Resources by Real Time Automated Toxicity Tests

    Water Quality Monitoring System Using a Flow-through Sensing Device

    Temperature Dependence of Eh Probe Equilibration Times in Potable Waters

    Determination of NG/L Level Organic Compounds in Water by GC-MS

    Water Treatment

    Development and Application of a Fully Automated Jar Tester

    Automatic Measurement of Floe Characteristic Values at Over-and-Under Baffled Flocculation Basin

    Effect of Particle Size Distribution on the Dewaterability of Water Purification Plant Sludge

    Activated Sludge Treatment

    Testing On-line Monitors for Ammonia, Nitrate, Ortho-Phosphate and Suspended Solids in Activated Sludge Sewage Treatment Plants

    Microorganism Monitor

    Operating Condition Diagnosis System for Activated Sludge Processes Based on Microorganism Image Information

    Automatic Desludging of Primary Settlement Tanks Using an Intelligent Fixed-Point Sludge-Blanket System

    Recent Innovations in Instrumentation for Sewage Treatment Plant Monitoring and Control

    Anaerobic Treatment

    Measurement of Organic Acid Concentrations by Biosensor

    Development of Methanogenic Activity Monitoring Equipment and Its Application to Process Control

    Knowledge Based Systems

    Wastewater Treatment

    A Pump Control System at a Sewage Treatment Plant, Using an AI approach

    Water Supply

    Water Demand Prediction by Fuzzy Logic

    Data Handling and Management

    Water Treatment and Distribution

    Experience in the Integration of Telemetry, Automation and Data Logging Systems

    Operation Support System of a Water Purification Plant

    Collecting of Water Distribution Information and Its Utility


    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System Using an Optical Fiber Network

    Development of Information Processing System in the Kawamata Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Sea Outfall

    Monitoring in Real Time Multiport and Open Pipes

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 794
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1990
  • Published: January 1, 1990
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483150024

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