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Coupled Systems Mechanics   Volume 4, Number 2, June 2015, pages 157-172
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/csm.2015.4.2.157
 
Model based control of filter run time on potable water treatment plant
Suvada Jusic and Zoran Milasinovic

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Control of potable water treatment plant (PWTP) is nowadays based on experience. The aim of this article is to show that model based control of treatment process is more efficient than process operation based on experience. Stimela environment is used for modeling of processes of potable water treatment. Application of the model was conducted on PWTP \"Crkvice\" in Zenica (BiH). This plant has used conventional rapid sand filters. By effective application of the model it is determined the optimal filter run time for different input turbidity of raw water. This results in the possibility of reducing the consumption of backwashing water, lower costs for its pumping and reducing the amount of coagulants. In the existing practice, based on experience, these benefits are not used.
 
Key Words
    mathematical model; potable water treatments; rapid sand filtration; filter run time; model based control
 
Address
Suvada Jusic: Department of Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo, 30 Patriotske lige street Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina
Zoran Milasinovic: Department of Theoretical and Applied Hidromechanics and Hydraulic Structures and Facilities, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo, 30 Patriotske lige street Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina
 

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