Development and validation of a novel monitoring system for batch flocculant solids settling process

Borja Valverde Pérez, Xueqian Zhang, Elena Penkarski-Rodon, Dorottya Sarolta Wágner, Pia Haecky, Nick Blackburn, Benedek G. Plósz

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Abstract

Secondary sedimentation is the main hydraulic bottleneck of effective pollution control WWTP under wetweather flow conditions. Therefore, online monitoring tools are required for control and optimization of the settling process under dynamic conditions. In this work we propose a novel monitoring system able to monitor batch settling tests by tracking the sludge blanket height and solid concentration along the column in the range of 1 to 8 g L-1. The system could be efficiently applied to monitor the batch settling tests of several full scale treatment plants run under different operational conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IWA Specialized Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Automation
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationQuebec, Canada
PublisherIWA Publishing
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event12th IWA Specialized Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Automation - Quebec, Canada
Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th IWA Specialized Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Automation
Number12
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityQuebec
Period11/06/201714/06/2017

Keywords

  • Sensor development
  • Image analysis
  • Sedimentation
  • Model identification

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