Controlling sewer systems – a critical review based on systems in three EU cities

Ane Loft Mollerup, Peter Steen Mikkelsen, D. Thornberg, Gürkan Sin

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Abstract

The term Real Time Control (RTC) is widely used to describe all types of control systems in sewer systems. Today the term covers everything from the simplest to the most advanced types of control systems, making it difficult to communicate about sewer system control in a precise manner, as well as search and find specific types of control systems for comparison. Through a survey of implemented control systems in three EU cities today and with the perspectives of current research within the field of sewer system control, the needs for a new control system design framework is identified. With the basis of existing frameworks for control system design, a new time-scale dependent framework is proposed. We believe this comprehensive time-scale dependent framework can help water utilities to retrofit and design new control solutions and facilitate knowledge sharing about existing designs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUrban Water Journal
Volume14
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)435-442
Number of pages8
ISSN1573-062X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • control
  • design
  • Real Time Control (RTC)
  • sewerage
  • urban water planning

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Controlling sewer systems – a critical review based on systems in three EU cities. / Mollerup, Ane Loft; Mikkelsen, Peter Steen; Thornberg, D.; Sin, Gürkan.

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