A systematic methodology for controller tuning in wastewater treatment plants

Miguel Mauricio Iglesias, S.B. Jørgensen, G. Sin

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Wastewater treatment plants are typically subject to continuous disturbances caused by influent variations which exhibits diurnal patterns as well as stochastic changes due to rain and storm water events. In order to achieve an efficient operation, the control system of the plant should be able to respond appropriately and reject these disturbances in the influent. A methodology is described here which systematically addresses the assessment of the plant and the influent dynamics, in order to propose a controller tuning that is best adapted to an existing or planned wastewater treatment plant. © 2012 IFAC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Control of Chemical Processes
PublisherInternational Federation of Automatic Control
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-3-902823-05-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event8th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 10 Jul 201213 Jul 2012


Conference8th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes
SeriesIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)


  • Chemical engineering
  • Decentralized control
  • Sewage pumping plants
  • Toxicity
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water treatment plants
  • Controllers

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