The objective of this project was to develop and implement model-based control strategies to improve biological treatment and document the methodology, benefits, and effort required. The project phase documented in the report includes performing a literature review, installing extensive instrumentation at a full-scale advanced wastewater treatment facility, and developing real-time, dynamic models for biological nutrient removal that are suitable for controlling operations. The previous project review of computer based models, included in this report, provides a detailed description of model predictive control and examines case studies from the process industries and the environment utility industry. Published by WERF. 120 pages. Online PDF. (2010)
Originally funded as WERF project 03-CTS-11.